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antiimperialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:26 PM
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NY Times' Kit Seelye: McCain "Bitch" Episode Is Bad For Hillary
By Greg Sargeant
Nov. 16/2007
NY Times' Kit Seelye: McCain "Bitch" Episode Is Bad For Hillary

The piece, by "Kit" Seelye, contains this startling bit of analysis:

Clinton allies have suggested in the past that sexism-based attacks can actually help Mrs. Clinton by inspiring sympathy among women. They may even win over some voters who understand that campaigns are brutal but who appreciate a candidate who can handle it, as former President Bill Clinton recently said of his wife.
At the same time, the episode may remind voters that many people have strong feelings about Mrs. Clinton and make them question whether they want to live with animosity and polarization.



The piece adds that this episode may serve as "a reminder that many voters view Mrs. Clinton as divisive."

The "bitch" episode is bad for Hillary? Hmmm -- that's a pretty silly conclusion. First off, there's far less analysis in this piece on the question of whether this is good or bad politically for John McCain, even though he's the person who stood by while his supporter uttered the slur and proceeded to raise money off of it. We only hear Seelye's views on whether this is good or bad for Hillary, even though her only involvement in this was that a McCain supporter somewhere thinks she's a "bitch" and gave voice to that sentiment.

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If voters are reminded of this it will be because they're being reminded of it by ... people like Seelye, who says it here twice. As always, your political media figures will just never acknowledge their own role in shaping our political narratives and our perceptions of public figures.

This piece spends far more time telling us that this "bitch" episode is bad for Hillary than it does in telling us whether McCain's fundraising appeal was, you know, true or not. Bizarre journalistic priorities indeed.


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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:30 PM
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1. Gwad, I hate those
mediawhores.
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:50 PM
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4. And Seelye is one of the worst.
At www.dailyhowler.com, one can google "seelye" and come with 161 examples of her made-up BS about Gore and other Democrats.

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 11:41 AM
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11. I know..I just see the name
and it registers "MEDIAWHORE ALERT".
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:32 PM
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2. Actually, it reminds me that republicans have no honor or dignity.
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:51 PM
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5. Now, there's a photo of a REAL b-----.
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 10:53 PM by Maccagirl
I still get angry every time I see it. It also reminds me why I'm a liberal.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 11:40 AM
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10. It's so ingrained in my
psyche now..I don't need to be freakin' reminded anymore. :(
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 07:13 AM
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13. The poor, deluded soul. /nt
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journalist3072 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:46 PM
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3. So basically, Kit Seelye is saying that Sen. Clinton really is a b&tch...without really saying it.
By saying that the episode will remind voters how "devisive" Sen. Clinton supposedly is, Kit Seelye is trying to find a polite way to say 'yea,she's really a b&tch." Really sad.
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qazplm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:06 PM
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6. there is going to be animosity and polarization
no matter who is elected.
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Twitch14 Donating Member (117 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 12:55 AM
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7. That's Mrs. Bitch to you, pal n/t
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Rageneau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:03 AM
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8. How do we stop that bitch Seelye?
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 03:23 AM
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9. With a wooden stake!
:evilgrin:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 11:47 AM
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12. Touche', dude.
That's what's incredibly blatant .. the only way to stop these mediawhorebitches is to run wooden stakes through their fucking blood-sucking faux hearts.
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