Outrage grows over Jason Biggs lewd tweets attacking women
Actor went after wives of GOP nominees
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- Date Sep 11, 2012
Actor went after wives of GOP nominees
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-- new developments today with one of the deadliest attacks on political spouses we've seen in years.
It started at the end of last week when Hollywood actor Jason Biggs from the American pie series.
Sent a slew of too disgusting to repeat on television Twitter messages.
Attacking -- Romney got -- on his wife and general Ryan congressman Paul Ryan's wife.
The Nickelodeon channel.
That's for children got involved because -- happens to be the star of a new show on the children's network.
And they were sending young viewers to his Twitter feed.
Nickelodeon today is finally responding after several days of people requesting for a summer action at that asking for -- action but many in the media and political world.
Have been completely silent on this.
-- -- -- -- She's president and CEO of women's campaign fund and the she should run foundation.
And Sam is an advocate for women and in all forms and it would bet either Democrats or Republican -- I made -- mistake of actually going on his Twitter page.
To see you know for myself what he had written yet and it goes well beyond -- -- much better idea -- what he wrote about -- right I mean I was I'm.
I was gonna say.
Is that Jason Biggs is it is a disgusting picked -- thank you must have at a national media that that is no longer acceptable and you know.
Quick -- -- when you said there was no response want to be honest that's been a modus operandi for this kind of stuff particularly political sexist attack.
Little fortieth Gary I don't know why -- I.
Here's here's the deal the research we've done shows right.
As long as you do respond to you undo that damage -- -- deter it from happening again that's the critical -- -- out there in front -- that met with the president -- when it's obvious and now they finally have responded OK because the folks online -- really the ones who brought this to the nation's attention but here's what Nickelodeon said in part they were offensive comments they don't reflect their company's views -- values will be condemned them we don't support or condone the use of the language thing.
It was our mistake to link from our teenage mutant ninja turtles Twitter feed to his personal Twitter account yeah I think.
And and then we insisted the -- used better judgment and discretion in public communications -- affiliate with our -- does that do what.
I mean it's not like he made one you know comment that it's not easy to dial back to yes it does it.
Here's why because that young man's livelihood is dependent on people -- -- really pissed off -- them and he screwed up now.
Did the beautiful thing is here you are a very important national anchor talking about it on national television that's what we need.
What and also quick thinking what what -- team and Janice T need to do is they need to also respond as long as we use the password.
Call it sexist -- for what it is.
You know one of the biggest deterrents.
-- there to keep in women from running -- office this country to keep this ranked 94 in the world this -- this kind of thing is the second most important thing -- report but if they respond that they elevated you know to me it's -- -- done an automatic rocket attack out on my -- women.
But if wrong if this were about me I normal that I would respond -- it -- you -- -- should come and I ran for congress in 2008 and -- crazy nonsense came at me.
I was getting -- the endorsement of emily's those steep triple CI everybody and everyone said don't say a word you don't want to.
Blow it up guess what they're absolutely.
I dragged that project around with me for two years -- trying to -- the funny to get to research what is -- saying.
That kind of stuff is devastating -- looked orally to win.
But the good news is as long as you respond right away and say that's sexist no man would ever have to deal with what we're seeing all the lost vote and that's seen more about this in the press one of the things the online folks have been upset about is.
You know we would.
When when rush went after Sandra Fluke it was everywhere right everywhere you know many mainstream media were outraged right.
And he was condemned for his remarks justifiably right.
This well to be honest hit a couple other examples that were really quiet like this one congresswoman democratic congresswoman Janice Hahn.
Was portrayed in a political act as a pole dancer.
And it took all of our efforts to try to get that one called out.
Christine O'Donnell which I think you and I talked about that right she was pilloried in the press and no one stood up in fact after I was on your show she called me and -- -- Your way left to me girlfriend which is the only person standing up for me in the country.
So I think the record on the stuff -- -- yes rush got a big.
Rush right a lot of people you know dove on -- -- that -- -- -- a national media figure I think.
This movie star coming up very well -- national media figure I think there's countless examples Megan of this stuff stick to singing this.
Is women need to respond -- -- and the key thing is quite frankly we need far more women running for office on the Republican and the democratic side if she had more women.
Also out there in the political round it's he'll hop lessons I think I think it's fine to take a shot at the Derrick politics -- their policies.
And even with the Sandra Fluke thing you can you -- object to what she said don't but not there's no reason to go after -- -- -- person hey this is voters got it.
This adds a whole another level of -- it went so far beyond that and I wanted to sexually assault the two Soledad it's the most disgusting thing I've read along -- explicit.
And should happen death I don't I think Nickelodeon's got a real problem on its hands will -- Tim Bennett always a pleasure paying them speculated.