I'm genuinely not here to contest every gaffe on either side. I genuinely have no idea how you could read what Akin said and defend it. Or even explain it. I hope anybody--D, R, conserv., liberal--would be taken to task if they were an elected official on the Science Committee and claimed that female bodies have a way of preventing pregnancy when raped, as a defense against any possible need for abortion.
No, I haven't noticed. On the other hand, I don't have a TV so miss Fox AND MSNBC. I listen to public radio, and while I suspect some of the hosts have chosen political sides, they at least present multiple sides of every issue discussed.
If you think the media is so liberal, maybe you think it happened recently or perhaps you've forgotten the crucifying of Clinton, Kerry, Gore. Or maybe we just don't tend to notice as much when the other guy is getting slandered.
And, no, I don't know women who have claimed rape when there was none. I certainly hope you're not accusing our pastor acquaintance of lying about the rape that forced her to leave her missionary work.