Daily Archives: May 20, 2008

Internet Comment: The Democratic Primaries are the Next American Idol

Even though I really don’t know what the complaint is about, my favorite Internet comment today: From “Christine V from Dallas, TX” in response to Poll: Obama gaining support with key Clinton demographics:

HOW CONVENIENT!!! THAT YOU SHOW THIS NOW

Gallup’s results released Tuesday are based on a survey of 1,261 Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters using combined data from May 16-18, 2008.

BIASED BRAINWASHING TECHNIQUE OBAMA REPORTING!
OH OK FORGET ABOUT THE OTHER MILLIONS!!!

YOU MEDIA PEOPLE AND OBAMA PEOPLE ARE REALLY WORRIED AREN’T YOU….WAIT TILL NOVEMBER WHEN MILLIONS WILL SHOW UP IN FAVOR OF HILLARY OR MCCAIN AND
NOT YOUR PRODUCT AMERICAN IDOL!

It’s a thing of beauty.  And I can kind of picture Geraldine Ferraro as the angry, bitter counterpart to Paula Abdul.

Cheers,
Charlie

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The Answer To the Obama Sexism Question: *crickets, crickets*

Looks like the question I posed yesterday was also asked in the discussion section of Slate.com’s XX Factor Blog, located here.  And, like here, there have been no specifics (or even generalities for that matter) stated.  A person did point out that Ferraro gave one example, and it was when Obama said Clinton was like Annie Oakley when she talked about her gun experience.  I’m not sure how that’s sexist, unless comparing a woman to a woman is sexist in itself.

It sounds like this is yet another “impression” issue.  It was created out of nothing, but has taken hold amongst a not-too-small number.

Cheers,
Charlie