23
Feb
08

CNMen

Over at The Hillary 1000, Donna Darko offers an (as promised) depressing summary of the sexism rampant in the election.  One culprit she doesn’t address directly is the MSM, though their shenanigans have been documented extensively by fellow bloggers. 

Well, as I posted over in H1K comments, here at the Cinci airport, I just watched a commercial for CNN where they trumpeted their diversity (as in their range of global news coverage and topics).  To demonstrate their depth and breadth in appealing to all corners of humanity with their hard-hitting journalism, they paraded 5 different MALE faces across the screen.

Of course.  This makes sense, you know, because all women hate politics.  We, after all, spend all our time watching Lifetime and HGTV and WE and Oxygen and HSN. 

Though perhaps the commercial is prescient.  After this election cycle, dudes may be the only folks left watching CNN, MSNBC, and their ilk.

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3 Responses to “CNMen”


  1. 1 donna darko
    February 23, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Is a little depressing ok over there? Because I wanna post something.

  2. 2 Z
    February 24, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    What would be illuminating would be info on how Hillary’s *record* might support her supposed friendliness to the poor and to Latinos. Example A: her support for the war is in itself a huge attack on both groups: they have to fight it, and their children will have to fund it by going without, since we’ve so overburdened the economy to pay for it.

  3. February 24, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    (This is edited from my comment at H1K.)

    Hi Prof. Zero! I don’t understand how you can support Obama knowing he’s voted for all subsequent Iraq votes. My understanding of the AUMF vote is that Bush exploited it to wage an illegal war.

    Iraq is not a make-or-break issue for me, esp. b/w these 2 candidates, considering Obama and Clinton were in very different positions when that vote was cast, and have since voted in lockstep on maintaining it.

    I don’t find Clinton to be more conservative than Obama either, overall. I will grant you she’s more conservative than me on security, but I think all politicians are. And I’m not sure what any of this Iraq discussion has to do with sexism.

    Agreed re: Latinos and low-income folks disproportionately fighting the war, and us ALL paying for it. But I think this is a much larger issue than should be placed on the backs of either of these candidates, since neither of them are as anti-war or anti-poverty as I’d like them to be.


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