Saturday, June 14, 2008

If She'd Only Had a Brain

Shorter NYT article on alleged sexism in coverage of Senator Hillary Clinton's run for the White House: Nope, uh-unh, none here, none there. Do you see any, Keith? No, I don't, Chris, do you? Nah-h-h-h-h-h-h. No way!

Apparently, we were all mistaken. Senator Clinton wasn't running to be head of state. She was running to be chest of state. Which should have been a brilliant strategy, given all the boobs we've had in the White House to date. We can't imagine why it didn't work out.

Digby demolishes the Times story here.

Oh, and to the ludicrous, self-serving claim that Clinton and her supporters only started pointing out sexism in the coverage of her campaign when she fell behind, we offer proof that America's favorite dog blog devoted to politics, pop culture, and basketball began making such critiques last summer, when Clinton was 15 points ahead of her nearest rival in polls. Our earliest, sustained analysis of the problem is here.

We're still working on that post that's going to shake up the world, kids. Be patient. Genius takes time, and the truth is your favorite dog blogger is a sick old pup today -- showing signs of a recurrence of that miserable pancreatitis I had a couple of years ago. Throw a good thought my way if you have a chance today, okay?

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:38 AM EDT

    Thought this video might give you some inspiration in composing your blog post heard around the world. My partner, who attended Clinton's final rally, wistfully put this together from footage taken there.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6_8L0dh_b8

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  2. Great vid! Thanks for passing it along. Go check it out, everybody. Now, back to the greatest post never posted. . . .

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  3. historiann3:48 PM EDT

    Sorry you're not feeling well, Roxie. Unfortunately, the global transhistorical news about women is not good, as we learned at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women this weekend. But, we caught up with old friends, made new ones, and enjoyed the fellowship of others in the struggle.

    Digby is exactly right, with apologies to Bob Somerby at the Daily Howler: the media will never, ever tell the truth about their role in history. It's up to the historians and cultural studies geeks among us to keep singing it, sister!

    Sorry you're not feeling well--was it the Times story that did it?

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  4. Hooray for historians -- and Historiann! Welcome back. We'll run over to your place momentarily to get the scoop on the Berks. Thanks for asking about my health. I'm feeling some better, but still kind of groggy, stuffed up, and not all that interested in food. Not sure if the Times story was a contributing factor, but it certainly didn't help my mood any!

    Glad to have you back in the 'hood. Paws up to you for your hard, hard work on the conference!

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