Friday, May 23, 2008
And Sometimes, You Have To Call A Black Man A Thug
As has adequately been noted by other bloggers, Hillary Clinton has received a lot of crap from the media that no male candidate would likely receive without the benefit of being caught with a sex midget. From being told her senatorial accomplishments are the results of Bill putting it in Monica to having Chelsea campaign for her compared to prostitution to calling her a "she-devil," Clinton has been ridiculed, mocked, and isolated for the fact that she is a woman.
And guess what! According to Republican media consultant Alex Castellanos, we can do this, because she's so disagreeable:
CASTELLANOS: “Her problem is she’s Hillary Clinton. And some women, by the way, are named that [bitches] and it’s accurate.”
Let's pretend, let's just pretend, that we're talking about John McCain here. He's received some crap for being old, but has there been anything, anything approaching the tide of bile Clinton has received? Has he been called "the AARP candidate"? Have there been 527 groups called "G.E.E.Z.E.R." dedicated to "demonstrating who John McCain really is"? Has Chris Matthews regularly called him "Grandpa"?
As much as I dislike McCain, candidates are beholden to a certain amount of respect in the media. Clinton has not received this respect because, well, sometimes you need to call an accomplished politician a bitch.