This reminds me when Fox News plays a constant b-roll of girls in bikinis during, say, Spring Break while proclaiming, "Ohhhh, isn't that terrible! That's so inappropriate!"
MSNBC's Dr. Nancy -- who's show gets terrible ratings -- plays the clip of a 28-year-old woman giving herself a breast exam at the beginning of the segment and asks: Was the decision to air this clip a "ploy" for ratings during sweeps week? Ha! Talk about transparent in her own ploy to get ratings. The two guest doctors agree that the video was more of a ploy than an educational tool. They also mention that it would have been more appropriate to show a 50-plus-year-old woman giving herself the exam than a 28-year-old because breast cancer generally hits the over 50s.
Coming in for the kill was the charming Elizabeth Edwards: "We need to desensitize people." Wow! Talk about a million responses pouring immediately into my head. I will keep them there.
Finally, Dr. Nancy says -- in so many words -- that we Americans are not open-minded and free like those Europeans: "We are so prudish." Typical response from the anointed-civilized mind of a liberal wanting to crush the primitive prudishness of our sensitive American culture. The push continues at MSNBC...