This post is to get you up to speed on this fast-breaking story with many moving parts.
If you had never heard of Hilary Rosen before today, here are some facts about her that will put this huge national dust-up in context.
According to Wikipedia, “Hilary Beth Rosen is a partner in the political communications firm, SKDKnickerbocker with offices in DC and New York; she also is a LGBT activist.”
It is important to note here that SKDKnickerbocker is the un-official public relations arm of the Obama White House and reelection campaign.
Anita Dunn, who was Obama’s White House Communications Director, is a managing partner. Dunn left the White House after publicly praising Chairman Mao Zedong, whose policies killed millions of Chinese under his rule. Hers is the firm (what a surprise) that represented Sandra Fluke in all that Rush Limbaugh “slut” controversy.
Hilary Rosen has been a Washington power player for decades and a well known figure in Democrat fundraising, social and media circles.
Wiki states: “She was with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) from 1987 to 2003 and served first as President and then chairman and chief executive from 1994 to 2003. And she was President of a start up website, OurChart.com from 2006 to 2008.” Rosen led the RIAA’s disastrous effort to curb online piracy by pursuing children via major lawsuits.
Rosen is also a mother of twins adopted when she was with her former partner.
Ms. Rosen’s current partner is Randi Weingarten, who happens to be a powerful union boss as President of the American Federation of Teachers.
What is interesting is this entire morning with all the massive media coverage, the press never mentioned that Rosen was a lesbian. Now it’s widely reported, but in the context of a new battleground, the “war on gay parents who adopt.” According to the Democrats, conservatives are now launching this war against Hilary Rosen because she is a gay parent who adopted.
The plain ole “War on Women” was just so this morning.
Truly I am thankful that there are no major issues or real wars confronting our nation, so the press can wage these fun little wars.