The ongoing Political Musings of a former (now Stray) Yellar Dawg Dem.
This is a Feminist Blog, in the tradition of Susan B. Anthony.
"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Thursday, April 16, 2009
After Insulting TEA-party Goers Yesterday, Today CNN Calls the Palins Hillbillies: Are They Stoking Unrest Among "Right Wing Extremist Groups?"
After some highly inappropriate behavior on the part of CNN reporter, Susan Roesgen, that has resulted in a call for her firing.
I don't have to spell out the reason for this kind of language, do I? We all know what kinds of images "family feud" brings to mind. The derogatory term on the CNN home page, conjures memories of the Hatfields and McCoys, is another way of saying "Hillbillies." (It is worth noting that "family feud" is not actually used in the article, an article that is ridiculous enough all by itself.)
So, now my question is...
Is CNN deliberately stoking a race war? The class war they were hoping for has been an epic fail.... so now is the implicit meme "Hillbillies against the rest of the nation?" What this station is doing, at the bidding of who knows who, appears to be unethical and dangerous.
Why is the DHS not concerned about the behavior of CNN? If Janet Napolitano is alerting on "Right Wing Extremist Groups" why doesn't she care about the reporters at CNN who are clearly attempting to antagonize and incite such groups?
"Common Dreams" is apparently in on the act as well. I just received this from them, with a request for a donation:
I told them to quit inciting hate, and remove me from their e-mail list immediately.
In "real life" Dawg is a mom, a nurse, a pet rescuer and a tireless advocate for animal rights.
Dawg is happily married for thirty years and has raised three awesome children. She holds an advanced degree in Family Science, wherein her research was focused on women's support circles during parturition. Her dedication to Women's Rights is directly affected by her belief that motherhood should not be a sentence to isolation and disenfranchisement.
Dawg is on hiatus from political bloggery d/t the intense demands of her engagement in the No Kill movement at this time. However, she remains influenced by PUMA politics and reads the blogs of her fellow PUMAs (at right) regularly.
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"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.