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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-21-08 10:23 AM
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Obama, Clinton, Misogyny, Racism

Obama, Clinton, Misogyny, Racism

Every comment string on any story about the Democratic nomination process contains suggestions that Sen. Barack Obama has benefited greatly from media bias but has suffered because of racism. Every story also draws comments that suggest Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is a victim of misogyny. The comments on this morning's stories on the Kentucky and Oregon primaries are no exception.

In case you missed it, Clinton swept Kentucky and Obama won easily in Oregon. Those results had been widely predicted, and Dan Balz wrote today that "The odds against Clinton are now so long that it would take a near-miraculous change... to alter the trajectory that Obama is on to clinch the nomination next month."

Columnist Ruth Marcus weighed in on that near certainty by saying "Clinton managed to win more votes than any primary candidate in either party ever had before. It's hard to square that result with the notion that her candidacy exposed a deep vein of misogyny."

And Dana Milbank dropped in on Kentucky to "...take a sip of the Clinton Kool-Aid and listen to Bill Clinton explain how Obama's status as the presumptive nominee is a media fabrication."

First for the comments on the Balz story. We'll start with a different type of complaint, from jayvan24, who said, "The only interesting fact in this long story--stuffed with generalities we have all read dozens of times--would have been the actual vote count. The headline says "landslide." That could be anything from a 10-point lead on up. What in blazes is the vote-count."

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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-21-08 10:43 AM
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1. my 3rd post is a waste!
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