And Just Like That Misogyny Becomes The New Racism…..

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If you haven’t noticed the passive-aggressive and outright duplicitous way the “Liberal media” is covering Hillary Clinton, then you simply haven’t been paying attention.

On Sunday Hillary made her official announcement that she will be running in the 2016 Presidential race. And immediately the press went into full-on attack mode. Of course, they have been sharpening their teeth for this for months, but Sunday’s announcement seemed to launch what I can only assume will be some very harsh and unfair treatment for the 2016 front-runner.

Now it would be one thing if the press was questioning or attacking her policies or stances on important issues, because she certainly has some weaknesses there. But that’s not what they’re doing. They are going after her personally in a way they wouldn’t even consider going after any other candidate.

One really good example of this is the way the media is obsessing over Hillary’s age. Countless outlets and pundits have been insisting that she is simply too old to be President. And if they don’t say it outright, they make comments like the New York Post¬†did when they¬†proclaimed Hillary is an “aging hoofer” who is “close to her expiration date.”

But it kind of makes me wonder how all of these reporters asserting that Hillary is too old, somehow conveniently never mention that Clinton is the exact same age as Romney…who’s age was never questioned. And if she should win the Presidency in 2016, she will also be the exact same age that Reagan was when he won.

For weeks now the narrative being pushed by the media has been that Hillary’s running was a “suspenseless” foregone conclusion that wouldn’t be news because no one really cared. And yet Sunday’s official announcement brought the press to a complete standstill. Call me crazy, but I don’t recall that happening for the Rand Paul or Ted Cruz announcements.

Never mind that Jeb isn’t announcing until June, when it comes to Hilary, the press still writes things like, “At long last, the campaign has a candidate. After playing one of the more tedious games of cat and mouse in recent American political history…” And while several news outlets like NBC are referring to Clinton as a “big tease” I can’t help but find it curious that the same label has not been given to any of the GOP promised male candidates like Bush, Walker, Christie, or Rubio who have yet to throw their hats in the ring.

Even though most of us fully expected these kind of blatant sexist attacks on Hillary, it’s still rather amazing how quickly open racism has turned into gleeful misogyny in so many places. And unfortunately this is only the beginning…..

Mindy Fischer

Mindy Fischer

Mindy Fischer is a lefty-liberal, freelance political writer. Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter.
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