Thursday, June 12, 2008
The media campaign against Obama picks up steamThis particular example has to do with FOX News labeling Michell Obama his "baby mama." But, as Joan Walsh points out in Oh no they didn't Salon 06/12/08 and the Daily Howler in his post of 06/11/08, Maureen Dowd of the "respectable" New York Times is also getting in on the action. Walsh:
Where do you even start when criticizing Fox's slur? Do you try to explain that "baby mama" is slang for the unmarried mother of a man's child, and not his wife, or even a girlfriend? Are they racist, or just clueless? Isn't there racism even in their cluelessness, if somebody didn't know what "baby mama" means, but used it anyway? Even at Fox, won't somebody have to apologize? Am I wasting my time even thinking about that?The media dysfunction that helped Obama against Clinton is now turning on the last Democratic candidate left standing. Our national press is broken. Badly, seriously broken.
Tags: barack obama, establishment press, joan walsh, mainstream media, mainstream press
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