Thursday, September 25, 2008

sexist press bias

The national press has been all over Sarah Palin ,they question her inexperience in foreign affairs and her "readiness to be president". They do not ask the same questions of Joe Biden. I was struck by the different treatment afforded to Biden after his assertation " that president Roosevelt went on television to reassure the nation at the time of the 1929 crash " . Of course, we know Hoover was president in 1929 and television wasn't to arrive until 1940. The inimitable Joe also invited a state legislator, who happens to be a paraplegic "to stand up and be recognized by the audience", lovely. Neither of these incidents nor his dispargement of clean coal, in a coal mining state, in contravention of Obama's position, made headlines . I can only imagine what an uproar would have occured if Ms. Palin made these gaffes.


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