December 03, 2014

Perfect: Dear media -- this is why everybody hates you

And, I might add, why Fox News is perpetually the ratings winner by a landslide.

Just check out how many times the Washington Post covered Elizabeth Lauten's personal Facebook posts criticizing the Obama daughters:

  • Aide to Tennessee congressman knocks Obama kids
  • The long and fraught history of judging the presidentís kids
  • White House: First daughters should be off-limits
  • Indigestion over the Obama girls: Why a GOP stafferís below-the-belt jabs were particularly wrong.
  • GOP aideís online dig at Obama daughters creates backlash: A GOP staffer criticized the demeanor of Sasha and Malia Obama at the turkey pardoning.
  • Criticizing first kids? Still not a good idea. The ex-GOP aide who called out the presidentís kids violated the unspoken staffer code.
  • GOP aide resigns over criticism of Obama daughters
  • When GOP staffer put Obama children Ďat a bar,í it continued American tradition of trashing black femalesí morality: Views like hers historically excused the abuse and disregard of human beings judged not worthy of consideration by people who also prayed.
  • Hill staffer quits after comments about first daughters: Those on both sides of the political aisle believed Elizabeth Lauten broke a cardinal rule when she criticized the Obama girls in a Facebook post.
  • Nothing classy about Elizabeth Lautenís criticism of the Obama girls
  • Hill staffer Elizabeth Lauten resigns after remarks about Obama daughters

Links to all the articles are at the link above.

Lauten is -- re: was -- communications director for a Tennessee representative. That's right -- the C.D. for one representative out of the 435 that inhabit Capitol Hill. Who made, again, the supposed disparaging comments on her personal Facebook page.

Now, certainly, the rep. has every right to fire her for what she did. That's beside the point. Look at how many times the nation's capital's newspaper of note covered this "story."

And the WaPo certainly wasn't the only one.

If I didn't know better, I'd say Woodward and Bernstein only went after Nixon because he was a Republican.

Posted by Hube at December 3, 2014 04:40 PM | TrackBack

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It's ironic and hypocritical that the left claims "Presidential children are off-limits" when they frequently said nasty things about Bush's daughters back in the early 2000s.

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