July 30th, 2010 at 10:57 pm
Peter Hart, if you want to ever be taken seriously how about your write a piece on FAIR and how you and FAIR ignored sexism throughout the Democratic Party primaries? How about you do that? How 'bout you explain your single sentence at the end of May and how it took Hillary being called a "bitch" on CNN for you to say a word — a single sentence.
Ava and C.I. documented it here, if you've forgotten, Peter.
And how about you talk about FAIR's action alert on the last debate between Barack and Hillary? And how about you talk about what Journolist did on that?
FAIR used to be FAIR. In 2008, it showed a really ugly side and I've seen nothing to indicate that it intends to change.
By the way, where's the article on Barack's homophobia?
You stayed silent when he put homophobes on stage in South Carolina (read Kevin Alexander Grey's piece in The Progressive for what FAIR wouldn't tell you), you stayed silent when he did it again in the general election and you stay silent all the time.
P.S. Stop sending me your FAIR alerts. I do not highlight sexists and homophobes at my blog. Stop sending me your 'alerts.'Amen. Go, Rebecca. FAIR once had a purpose and a reason to exist. Now it's nothing but an echo chamber, a spin factory. They sold out their reputations, they whored.
FAIR -- in all of its factions -- should just close shop. It will never regain the footing it had for most of the last decade. That was the high water mark and, in the time sense, they've demonstrated they will cover for sexism, stay silent as homophobia is deployed, and whore, whore, whore.
It's amazing. Once upon a time, I listened to their weekly radio show and would actually get excited when it would be about to come on.
But they refused to follow the guidelines they hold others to. They became little whores as bad as Cokie Roberts or anyone else that they used to call out.
They became whores.
It's really cute that, in his column, Peter Hart wants to mention the Iraq War when FAIR hasn't been able to find Iraq for years now. In fact, Ava and C.I. caught Janine Jackson on CounterSpin one week crediting an event that took place in Iraq to Afghanistan.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):