MSM Doesn't Get It

I don’t think the MSM or even some of my readers understand how far Hillary went over the line yesterday. Michael Goodwin of the Daily News sums it up.

We have seen an X-ray of a very dark soul. One consumed by raw ambition to where the possible assassination of an opponent is something to ponder in a strategic way. Otherwise, why is murder on her mind?

Jack and Jill Politics gives a view from the African American Blogosphere.

The problem is, after all the coddling, tiptoeing, dog-whistling, race-baiting, pontificating this, ahem, WOMAN, has done, will she finally get the clue and go away?

This outrage is not going away until she does.

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0 Responses to MSM Doesn't Get It

  1. goesdownbitter says:

    There is a strong undertow in the Bitter Hinterlands that although McCain doesn’t stand for anything we want, once again the Democratic Party has proven incapable of finding the brass ring if it was hanging from their noses.

    That being said, the rapidly rising gas and food prices will shortly trump any sound bite or war talk. In good times people may vote for social issues, but in bad times they look for a savior. Too bad neither party will be offering any real ideas.

    Bitter Hinterland

  2. rhb says:

    I took a look at the response to this situation on the alternet site and quite a few commenters took the position that this was another example of media frenzy looking for something more to feed upon. You have to know that this isn’t the first time that this assassination threat has been mentioned. It is in our minds then pushed aside by the daily events and then brought back up again as someone or other says something to remind us. She is a target, too. It is not going to disappear because we don’t like even the most casual reference to it, as I feel this was. I agree with those who say they are tired of the nit-picking back-stabbing vote-pursuing tainted-by stuff. But I don’t guess we are going to see an end of it anytime soon.

  3. Rachel says:

    rhb, as you say this has been brought up previously – indeed, Clinton herself made the same statement in a Time magazine interview in March (which, obviously, nobody read). That would seem to indicate it wasn’t a casual, accidental, phrasing, but something much more deliberate.

    And that’s the problem. Clinton’s campaign (and McCain’s) have long been dog-whistling on sensitive issues and then withdrawing with an apology or “I mispoke”. There’s a pattern that suggests she’s all too happy to push outrageous tropes and then withdraw, because she gets the message out just the same.

    So I don’t believe for a moment that this was a “casual reference”. And if it was, what does it say about her preparedness to be president?

  4. rhb says:

    Well, it might say that she is a realist.

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