RUSH: Okay. Are you ready for this story out of a college in Michigan, Eastern Michigan University? Eastern Michigan University has canceled all productions… (interruption) You’re nodding. (interruption) Have you heard of this in there? (interruption) Oh, you haven’t. Wait ’til you hear this. Eastern Michigan University is canceling all production and performance of the Vagina Monologues. Why do you think Eastern Michigan University in eastern Michigan is canceling all production and performances of the Vagina Monologues?
If you’re thinking it’s morality based, you would be so dead wrong that it would be embarrassing. If you’re thinking it’s because it’s old and everybody’s seen it and it’s not news, you would be dead wrong. No. The reason why Eastern Michigan University has canceled the Vagina Monologues — all production and performances — is because not all women have vaginas anymore. Do not doubt me. I’m not making this up.
RUSH: Look, folks, we’re gonna get to all of it today. We’re gonna get to the caravan. We’re gonna get to Ivanka and her emails and the caravan and the judge’s order and all of this. It’s just that, frankly, I’m getting fed up with following the daily narrative of the media, reacting to everything the media does and breathlessly reacting to it or discussing it, because, frankly, there’s much more going on out there than just what the media is reporting, and I alluded to this a bit yesterday.
We’ve got this 24-hour news cycle that has developed now a soap opera formula for the presentation of what everybody calls news every day. But it isn’t. I mean, how long would it really take to tell everybody what happened in any given time frame? What happened the last 24 hours? How long would it take to just report that? You could probably do it in under a half hour. When we were all growing up, the nightly newscasts were a half hour, meaning 18 minutes. I’m not trying to say that they reported everything.
They, of course, didn’t. What they left out was as important as what they decided to cover. But the point is most of what you see under the banner of news isn’t news. It’s a formulaic discussion, analysis, manipulation, mind control kind of thing. “Mind control,” let me take that back. That’s what happens. I don’t think it’s one of the purposes. It’s just the manipulation of the viewer to keep in tune… Nothing ever gets solved. Instead, after each segment, “That’s good TV.” “That didn’t work on TV. Let’s not get that person back. Maybe we don’t need to do that segment.”
The basis is not, “What we can teach people, how can we inform people, how can people end up learning things today?” It’s a whole different criteria. I just I don’t want to be a prisoner to it any longer because there’s all kinds of stuff out there, like this story from Eastern Michigan University. I know you might think I’m making this up, but I am not. “Leaders at [Eastern Michigan University] decided to cancel its production of The Vagina Monologues because it’s discriminatory,” because now “‘not all women have vaginas.’
“The women’s resource center at Eastern Michigan University put the kibosh on the [Vagina Monologues] since it caters only to women who have the physical anatomy that accompanies the female sex, according to The Ann Arbor News. The decision came after the resource center conducted a survey, asking respondents about The Vagina Monologues. Those opposed to the drama said they were concerned about the fact that the production excludes some women, namely those who don’t have vaginas.”
What in the name of Sam Hill is happening to this culture? Do not these women without vaginas…? Don’t they secretly want one? Isn’t that the point? So why is the Vagina Monologues discriminatory because not all women have vaginas, because even those who don’t, want one or pretend that they have one or think that one’s in there somewhere if it could just be found by a doctor. (interruption) Yeah, that’s true! Even some of them there have gotten rid of one, with the addadictomy procedure that was popularized out in San Francisco.
I mean… (laughing) I can’t think of an analogy here. This is so stupid!