The Women’s Media Center has put together an amazing cavalcade of MSM pale males — including Pat Buchanan, Rushbo, Glenn Beck, Dennis Miller, and the misogynist of the day, G. Gordon Liddy — who sound like their testicles are shrinking at the thought of Sonia Sotomayor serving on the Supreme Court.

Since the announcement of Judge Sonia Sotomayors nomination to the Supreme Court, some in the media have engaged in sexist and racist attacks against her. Attacks have been overt and blatant. Some have been the repetition of extreme far right commentary, often packaged as news and endlessly discussed in mainstream media outlets.

Liddy’s comment — “Let’s hope that the key conferences aren’t when she’s menstruating or something” is almost beyond belief.

If hormones and bad judgment are go hand-in-hand with being a woman for Liddy, how does he explain the bumper crop of men like John Ensign or Mark Sanford who show exceptional “judgment” based on their hormones?

UPDATE: Oh god. The right is really into the pigpen now, rolling in the filth. Look at this ad from a conservative judicial activist group called the Committee for Justice trying to tie Sotomayor to….drum roll please…BILL AYERS, as in supporting terrorism. I sh*t you not. Their logic? She served on the board of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF).

As Kyle at Right Wing Watch says, the title to the video might as well be “Obama Is Putting a Terrorist On The Bench!”

But as the Hispanic National Bar Association – which is mainstream by any standard – wrote last week on behalf of 26 prominent national Hispanic groups: “PRLDEF is a mainstream and respected civil rights organization that serves not only the Latino community, but the nation as a whole.” You can read more about the bar association’s letter and PRLDEF here.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding