With attacks on autistic children, the poor, and HIV-positive basketball star Magic Johnson, talking heads showed that nobody was safe in 2008, no matter how unfounded and unseemly the smear. Progressive politicians, particularly Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton and President-elect Barack Obama, were also targets. Obama was called everything from a "pussy" (Don Imus), to a "steamy crap sandwich" (Chris Krok). One commentator said Obama "fits the stereotype blacks once labeled as an Oreo -- a black on the outside, a white on the inside" (John McLaughlin), while others associated him with the Antichrist (Bill Cunningham, Chris Baker, Brian Sussman, others).
Monday, December 15, 2008
The Most Outrageous Media Comments of 2008!
We have all heard crazy outrageous comments in the media, but some comments are way more outrageous than others. The website Alternet.org (courtesy of Julie Millican at Media Matters for America) has its list of the Most Outrageous Media Comments of 2008. The entire list of comments may be viewed HERE.