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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:34 PM

The term Attention Whore

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Well, I have been around DU a long time. I don't post too often, but this is a first to me. Apparently it is ok to refer to Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin {none of whom I like or have any respect for} and a host of other right wing women as Media Whores as found by google search, but call Media Benjamin and Dennis Kucinich media whores ( Spending time on Fox News trashing the President and Democrats) and your post gets hidden by a 4-2 jury vote.

I was certainly not referring to Ms Benjamin or Mr Mr Kucinich sexuality, but their willingness to say anything to get on TV, even Fox.

Is it ok to use the term media whore when talking of a man and not ok when talking of a woman. I used the term in a gender neutral way by mentioning them both.

What is a better term to use?

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Reply The term Attention Whore (Original post)
bottomofthehill Feb 2013 OP
Bucky Feb 2013 #1
Bucky Feb 2013 #3
arely staircase Feb 2013 #2
bamacrat Feb 2013 #4
quinnox Feb 2013 #5
oldhippie Feb 2013 #6
LadyHawkAZ Feb 2013 #7
arely staircase Feb 2013 #10
Enrique Feb 2013 #13
Skittles Feb 2013 #8
lpbk2713 Feb 2013 #12
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #9
lpbk2713 Feb 2013 #11
Hugabear Feb 2013 #14
Arctic Dave Feb 2013 #15
REP Feb 2013 #16

Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:37 PM

1. Someone who starts a pointless thread is often referred to as an attention slut.

But only in the gender-neutral sense of the word slut.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:38 PM

3. Ha ha. Seriously, try "attention hog" or "attention sponge"

or Fox weasel.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:37 PM

2. i think it is less a gender thing than

the fact a fairly sizable minority of DU rs are Kucinich apologists.

You apparently have had a run in with said group.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:38 PM

4. Ok either way, if it fits.

Keep saying if it applies. Pay no attention to the word police and the nice Nazi's........Alert! Alert!

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:38 PM

5. politics likely has something to do with it

Many of those of us on the liberal side feel appreciation and respect for Kucinich and other liberals, in a way we definitely don't feel any kind of appreciation for those right wingers such as Malkin or Coulter.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:39 PM

6. If they are Republicans it is OK to call them that .....

... or pretty much anything else (with the exception of a few Forbidden Words.) Democrats? Not so much. At least that is what I have observed. It's Community Standards.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:41 PM

7. "Attention Sex Worker" n/t

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:43 PM

10. "attention escort" eom

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:00 PM

13. lol

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:42 PM

8. I don't take the DU jury system seriously

many of them completely miss the point - it's the roll of the dice, bottomofthehill - sometimes they get it and sometimes they simply DO NOT

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Response to Skittles (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:57 PM

12. ... and some times the wrong post is alerted on




... or the jury member(s) renders a verdict renders a verdict on the wrong post.


True, the DU jury system needs some serious work.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:43 PM

9. Drama queen?

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:49 PM

11. It was applied many times to male candidates and news readers during the past election.




Kind of surprised you don't recall noticing it if you find it disconcerting.


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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:04 PM

14. Sexism is alive and well here on DU.

Don't expect to make any sense of the rules.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:04 PM

15. Can you sight something specific or are you just whining?

 

I mean really, what a fucking transparent horseshit post of character assination.

Both those two have done more in a few hours then you probably have in a lifetime for progressive causes.


It appears DU is not DB free zone.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:07 PM

16. Locking

This does not fit the SoP of this Forum, but can be reposted in Meta-Discussion. Thanks!

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