The misogynists among the Clinton-bashers are letting their guards down. The current dust-up is over this distasteful remark by MSNBC's David Shuster (off-camera) made last night while he was chatting with his guest, Bill Press:
Here's the outcome:
David Shuster [pictured at left] has been temporarily suspended from NBC news broadcast and will reportedly apologize this evening on air for the remark he made Thursday evening on MSNBC.
His guest, radio talk show host Bill Press, immediately defended the former first daughter, saying she wouldn't be campaigning if she didn't want to. "Give Chelsea a break."
Today, the Clinton camp threatened to boycott the cable network. And this afternoon, EMILY's List, which raises money for female candidates, weighed in.
"I'm sending this letter today to let you know that the misogynistic pattern in the reporting by your network must come to an end," Ellen Malcolm, the group's president, wrote to MSNBC News Senior Vice President Phil Griffin. "I know I speak for millions across this country when I demand that you take immediate steps and publicly tell us what you will do to eliminate this sexist and demeaning culture that has become so pervasive in your network.
Malcolm mentioned that Chris Matthews, host of "Hardball" on MSNBC, recently apologized to the former first lady after suggesting her political career had been made possible by her husband's philandering.
"Your tolerance for this behavior speaks volumes about the corporate culture of MSNBC," Malcolm continued. "If you refuse to take action, women across the country, viewers, sponsors, and consumers can only assume your implicit endorsement of this type of sexist commentary on women and repugnant treatment of our children."
My guess is that Shuster didn't offer the same kind of "analysis" regarding Romney's sons...
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