Ed Schultz apologized today to Laura Ingraham and to those watching for his repeated use of the word “slut” to describe a conservative female with whom he disagrees.
It was a low point in progressive politics. It was revolting. It’s even more revolting that the same “feminists” who screeched about “slutwalks” were silent on this incident. It’s equally revolting that George Soros blogger Eric Boehlert, who spent that entire week trying to trap people on Twitter in saying something about rape (from memory; if I cared more I would quote him outright) also went silent on this incident.
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I wonder why no good people go into politics. Then I am reminded.
I’ve been waiting for this one to break for a few months, as somebody tried to sell me the same emails last fall.
“Does Politico pay for exclusives? Cause I’m looking to sell. I have 122 direct messages from Sarah Palin staffer Rebecca Mansour,” the person emailed, eventually sending along sample direct messages identical to a couple the Caller posted. They were forwarded from the account of one improbably named Toki de la Vega, a contributor to some pro-Palin sites, though there was a man’s name attached to one of the tweets as well.
I responded with a counter-offer of lunch and “undying gratitude.”
“Sorry, Ben, but it’s going to take more than a happy meal and a hand shake to get me to betray someone’s confidence. Only freshly printed 100 dollar bills help me get over feelings of guilt,” wrote the emailer, who continued, “Would it violate some fake journalistic ethics and standards to get me in contact someone who does pay? I know that the thought of blogging about this is making your panties wet. The topics range from Chuck Hagel to Ricky Hollywood and everything else in between. It’s a f***ing blogger’s gold mine.”
One of our most interesting findings was that women are very different from men in how they use these online services. All across the planet, what most women seek out, in growing numbers, are not explicit scenes of sexual activity but character-driven stories of romantic relationships.
Men who are attracted to a particular actress may go online looking for racy photos of her. Women who are attracted to an actor are more likely to seek out personal details about his life or erotic stories featuring one of the characters he portrays. Consider these terms from one woman’s AOL search history concerning the actor Orlando Bloom: “orlando bloom as vampire fanfiction,” “gossip on orlando bloom,” “legolas erotica” (Legolas being Bloom’s elfin character in “Lord of the Rings”).
John Nolte explains the tactics of the MSM in attacking Sarah Palin by using her family.
Watching the MSM react to Governor Palin over the last few years has been an illuminating crash course in Alinsky 101. Like elite, elbow-patched community organizers, the media collectively targets, polarizes, demonizes and intentionally creates a perpetual storm of personal drama around the Governor in the hopes of exhausting even those of us who support her. I call it whipping up the Palin-Fury.
This is a common tactic from the Left, but one we usually see played out in the streets with the idea being to so toxify the atmosphere that decent people give up the fight and go home just to get away from the awfulness of it all. The last few months of ugly and relentless pro-union protests in Wisconsin — though a failure for the left — were a textbook example of this. However, when it comes to Governor Palin, what we’re seeing is this tactic practiced by almost every so-called “objective” news outlet in America.
Polish up your Dog Whistles, you racists. Its going to be a long election cycle.
When speaking of Our First Black President ™ please refrain from mentioning anything that enlightened liberals, like Racist Joan Walsh associate with teh blacks ™
In a conversation about race, when one immediately thinks of black Americans when one hears food stamps, is not that a clear indicator of prejudice and stereotyping?
If you said yes, then check out the latest column from Salon’s Joan Walsh. Apparently, Joan Walsh believes food stamps are something inherent to black Americans only. When she could have nabbed Gingrich on his remarks yesterday morning about the individual mandate (insane) or his criticism of Rep. Paul Ryan’s goal of reforming entitlements (off-base) she went straw man.
Walsh is angry that Gingrich also mentioned Detroit in any relation to President Obama.
This is racist to Walsh because many black people live in Detroit, she writes.
That Walsh insists on ignoring this fact and instead subtly assumes everyone is blaming black Americans — on top of implying that food stamps = black Americans — is unconscionable and I hope for her sake (and the sake of David Gregory’s) just a very poorly-worded partisan attack rather than a glimpse at her true feelings on race.
If by “global opportunities,” you mean a chance to get raped by thugs in backward Third World countries…
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