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Today in Casual Sexism

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On December 30, 2010

According to one local announcer for the Houston Rockets, playing the Miami Heat is difficult because that There are just too many holes in too many dikes and not nearly enough fingers. His partner

From an excellent David Carr article about the decline of the Tribune Company, a representative anecdote: Mr. Michaels, a former radio executive and disc jockey, had been handpicked by Sam Zell, a billionaire who was the new controlling shareholder, to run much of the media company‚Äôs vast collection of properties, including The Chicago Tribune, The […]

Media Hero of the Day

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On June 15, 2009
Nina Totenberg. Or as Ann puts it: Listening to the clips, Sotomayor sounds an awful lot like John Roberts — who did not face any concerns about his “fiery temperament” during his confirmation hearings. Totenberg exposes this talking point for what it is: straight-up sexism, with some racism mixed in for good measure.

The Sexism of the Palin Pick

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On September 29, 2008
This gets it right: In election season, there is a price for being turned into a symbol. When actual journalists, with a rep to protect, show up, they are going to do their job. Which brings me to the sexism of John McCain. He knew full well what Sarah Palin was going to face if […]

Um, Yes.

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On July 8, 2008

Current TV’s funnywoman Sarah Haskins is the smart woman’s (and person’s) answer to all the crap that popular culture throws at us. And unlike so many others in Hollywood, she is wil

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