Mickey Kaus: The Daily Caller's Sexual Assault Truther

Daily Caller contributor Mickey Kaus theorized that recent incidents of sexual assaults in the military may be a diversion tactic aimed at steering attention away from the White House.

Sexual assaults in the military are a growing problem. A Pentagon report released this month determined up to 26,000 military members may have been sexually assaulted in 2012, up from an estimated 19,000 the year prior. The report found that 62 percent of victims who reported being assaulted faced retaliation as a result. Recently, three different military officials, each tasked with overseeing sexual assault prevention programs, were investigated or charged with committing an act of sexual assault or harassment.

Kaus, a listed contributor to the right-wing website The Daily Caller, took to his Twitter account on May 22 and wrote:

Kaus's dismissal of the sexual assault crisis is in keeping with the Daily Caller's standards for publishing sexist content.