Propaganda Media Hold GOP Women In Contempt

June 17, 2010 06:38

The media can disregard a lot of tastelessness when the women who are smeared are Republicans.

By L. BRENT BOZELL III at IBD Editorials

In 1992, the feminists in the media rejoiced at what they called “The Year of the Woman,” when 10 Democratic women (and one Republican) ran for the Senate in the aftermath of Anita Hill’s unproven sexual-harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas. Just two years before, seven Republican women (and two Democrats) ran, but the media just yawned.

In 1992, the evening newscasts aired 29 stories exclusively devoted to female Senate candidates. In 1990, there was one … on election night. In 1992, the morning shows interviewed female Senate candidates on 26 occasions. In 1990, there were zero.

This was all about party affiliation. When the liberals Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein won primary elections for the U.S. Senate in California in 1992, Time reporter Margaret Carlson almost levitated in ecstasy. “There was a rush, an exultation, that surpassed any political moment I have ever known — better even than Geraldine Ferraro’s vice-presidential candidacy.”

The primaries on June 8 brought this memory rushing back. Republican women won gubernatorial primaries in South Carolina and New Mexico. The national media had plenty to say about Nikki Haley of South Carolina before the election, which is to say they had an endless regurgitation of unproven adultery charges to level against her.


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