The headline reads “Sexism’s alive and well on the right“, but the Seattle P-I’s Joel Connelly’s mostly skewers his colleagues in the media, both old and new.
Connelly writes about the sexist characterizations the right-wing media uses to describe powerful women like Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Senators Hillary Clinton and Barbara Boxer, and he attributes a political motive: “an early-starting effort to attack the new Congress by demonizing its prominent Democratic women.” This is a theme, Connelly notes, that his been enthusiastically picked up by our local discharge conduit in the national, right-wing media sewer system:
We’ve had a dose of the same out here, with the far-right Soundpolitics.com Web site directing ceaseless, often personal nastiness at Gov. Chris Gregoire. […] The anti-Gregoire taunts are amateur stuff.
And if by cue, our good friend Stefan accommodates Connelly, bolstering his thesis today by describing the eight declared Democratic candidates for president as “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.”
Connelly’s right, sexism isn’t dead in America… at least not as long as the right can use it to divert the American public and demonize their political opposition.