Monday, February 11, 2008

Calling "Shenanigans" On The Media's Portrayal Of Clinton

I found this really fantastic article about Hillary Clinton and all of the hypocrisy, sexism, and violence directed at her campaign. You can go read the whole thing, but I'll put a few of my favorite lines here:

"Hillary is too ballsy but too womanly, a Snow Maiden who’s emotional, and so much a politician as to be unfit for politics."

"When a sexist idiot screamed “Iron my shirt!” at HRC, it was considered amusing; if a racist idiot shouted “Shine my shoes!” at BO, it would’ve inspired hours of airtime and pages of newsprint analyzing our national dishonor."

"Goodbye to the most intimately violent T-shirts in election history, including one with the murderous slogan “If Only Hillary had married O.J. Instead!”"

"So goodbye to conversations about this nation’s deepest scar—slavery—which fail to acknowledge that labor- and sexual-slavery exist today in the U.S. and elsewhere on this planet, and the majority of those enslaved are women."

"[Goodbye to] the notion that it’s fun to elect a handsome, cocky president who feels he can learn on the job, goodbye to George W. Bush and the destruction brought by his inexperience, ignorance, and arrogance. Goodbye to the accusation that HRC acts “entitled” when she’s worked intensely at everything she’s done—including being a nose-to-the-grindstone, first-rate senator from my state."

Yeah, it's a really good article.

1 comment:

Jim said...

That was a bad-assed article. I've seen it quoted in three places now. Four, if you count me.