The Sniggering Fratboy Posse is hanging out at Slate these days, big-time. Like "Little Mickey" Kaus, and his homies. Timothy Noah. Chadwick Matlin. All the Hillary Deathwatch Boyz.
They're sniggering and hanging loose elsewhere, too.
MSNBC. CNN. Faux. NYT. Evv-rywhere.
Grabbing their metaphoric public crotches, which are either openly empty or stuffed with smelly socks.
Want another gender-slur from Keith "Ladies First" Olberman?
Earth to Keith -- if you want to disparage Clinton, disparage her policies, not her gender. Would you tell Obama he should "go to the back of the bus"? Of course not. But "Ladies First"? That's okay.
Then there's yesterday's New York Times coverage of Clinton, which manages to name-call her repeatedly while leaving out any evidence that would suggest the gender-slur name-calling is in any way merited by facts: two headline featuring the attribute "Ruthlessness," and flinging this unsourced mud from "critics": "divisive," "a dirty fighter," "willing to do anything to win." It criticized her for having "baggage that makes Mrs. Clinton [not Senator Clinton] such a provocative political figure" while continuing to create that baggage right on the front page.
(The next day's Times featured an article that prominently feautured descriptions of her coiffure and makeup. I looked over the rest of the paper, and you know, I just couldn't find any other person whose hair and makeup was mentioned. Oh my. Hmm.)
Like an intentional fart in a closed car, the sniggering sexist fratboy fetor pervades the whole US media whore media, contaminating the culture at large.
Some of them sexist niggerers claim to be female. Most of them claim to be male.
But they're all all wet. They're all limp and pathetic.
They're all, you know -- dickheads. Inexcusable dickheads.
(& by this this metaphor I mean no insult to dicks.)
Hat tip to Tennessee Guerilla Women.