... without some media hack either taking words out of context or reporting a clumsily worded defense to portray you as being pro-rape. This is especially galling because a Liberal can take an utterly unprincipled position on rape - Whoopi Goldberg, for example - and everyone forgets about it five minutes later.
Akin's sin was fumble-mouth, his stance was sound, he simply defended it poorly.
Murdock's sin was defending his positon with a liberal in the room. There was nothing wrong with what he said (that the pregnancy NOT THE RAPE was still a gift from God, even under the tragic circumstances), but he was intentionally misquoted and misinterpreted to make him seem callous to the plight of rape victims.