On the issue of sexism in the media, he lists various campaign strategies that he feels Senator Clinton utilized. I disagree with him regarding the various strategies. But if that is where he is going (as opposed to responding to some tangent of mine I have forgotten) then that may be part of the confusion.
I do not feel comfortable quoting him without his permission so I will summarize his main point which is that Senator Clinton was this person and then that person and then someone else. Sound familiar? It was the Barack Obama talking point picked up by Maureen Dowd (whom Eli X references as a source) and Frank Rich and countless others. It is the talking point Bob Somerby long ago warned everyone (at his Daily Howler) on how that group of Kool Kids (I believe that is Mr. Somerby's phrase) operates. It is how they did it with Al Gore in 2000, it is how they do it with anyone they do not like. Inauthentic, liar, etc.
Eli X has been on the road a great deal and I think that also effects his perception because he really does not grasp that he is repeating talking points. At one point, he is talking about her trying to be like the men in a bar and that is a reference to her campaigning in Pennsylvania and, as politicians who visit the area do, drinking.
Hillary "gushes" and "stalked."
Danny's so threatened by women.
The "generous appropriations" Danny writes of would be the same ones that Barack backed as a Senator.
Please note, Danny calls her "Hillary." Before he ended his weblog, he whined about how Barack Obama's opponents call him "Barack." (That would be the community sites including this one.) How wrong and awful! It's so familiar! With a public servant who works for us, Danny. But he has no problem writing about "Hillary." Barack must be called "Mr. Obama" but "Hillary''? Don't expect Danny to admit to his sexism.
But she's not in the mood to do the same thing with Hillary. Nor am I. For many reasons. (I will explain them in passing in another post -- one days from now so Danny doesn't see it -- he appears to Google his own name and e-mail people who write about him.)
But those who want to insist Hillary is in charge of Iraq? As we noted at Third last month:
We're kind enough not to repeat the charges you ex-girlfriend makes about your business dealings even though they conform with what I've been repeatedly told.
You write a trashy little gossipy piece where you slam Hillary for her daughter's wedding. Danny, you're not exactly purse poor -- though that might surprise some of the people who have donated to your organizations.
Barack's the President of the United States, Danny. That job demands accountability. Not the loony tune excuses you've given him where some military industrial complex is blackmailing him into doing things he doesn't want. Save your loony tunes. Barack is doing what Barack wants to do. Stop robbing him of his agency. Stop infantalizing him. He's a grown up and he's in charge of his actions. If you're not pleased with what he's doing or with what someone serving under him is doing, the blame lies with him. If you're so convinced Hillary's running Iraq, you might want to lead a protest outside the White House pointing out what a betrayal that is on Barack's part after he campaigned insisting he had superiour judgment (to Hillary) on Iraq.
I really love how Hillary gets accused of 'acting like a man' by Danny in his exchange with Ruth -- and for bowling and drinking. That tells you a lot about Danny Schechter, doesn't it?
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):