The rightwing screederama danced in collaboration with the shallow stenomedia against Sonia Sotomayor last week, centered around a quote pulled out of the context of her thoughtful speech—heck, it was pulled out of the full sentence, even.
You know the one: "…wise Latina woman…."
This morning, Imus, musing with his cohorts back in New York from his Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer in New Mexico, described the idiocy of the attacks on her as reverse racist as "insipid."
Maybe it’s the clear fresh air away from the Eastern Corridor that festers between and among the Beltway and Broadway and Wall Street crowds—we’ve been known to have a bit of that here in the heartland as well.
Kudos to Imus for cutting through the rabble-rants of the rightwing Usual Suspects: Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Hannity, Rove and all the rest of the predictable sand-throwers.
The GOPasaurus [h/t dKos] media may be on a collision course with death throes [oh, yes, it is….], but it still makes a stink. Good on Imus for cutting through the thunder to point out there’s no "there" there. And why is NBC still, as late as yesterday’s Nightly News, still perpetuating the false clipping of Sotomayor’s words?
Tuesday, Debra Dickerson will be an Imus guest. I’ll be watching on RFD-TV, you can catch it on radio, tv or online livestreamed.
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crossposted at Prairie Sun Rising