Friday, June 05, 2009

Wait, the context for Sotomayor's statement...

I've actually seen it. It's so innocuous, but the thing is that progressive news outlets have been fudging their coverage of the issue, they must be, because they've neglected to talk about it. They've mentioned that it's been taken out of context, but haven't said just what the context was. Well, here it is: Sotomayor was talking about discrimination cases and hoped that someone who had experienced racial and gender discrimination would come to a better decision when dealing with them than a white male would. I agree. This is a no-brainer, and it's the simplest thing in the world to explain.

Which makes me wonder just why progressive news outlets haven't been saying this very simple thing. Are folks just lazy?

Progressives, if anything, should be working harder than conventional journalists and writers, because we're on the outside looking in.

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