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"CNN readers respond angrily to 'race or gender' story"

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posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 12:35 AM

Within minutes of posting a story on CNN's homepage called "Gender or race: Black women voters face tough choices in South Carolina," readers reacted quickly and angrily.

Many took umbrage at the story's suggestion that black women voters face "a unique, and most unexpected dilemma" about voting their race or their gender.

CNN received dozens of e-mails shortly after posting the story, which focuses largely on conversations about Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama that a CNN reporter observed at a hair salon in South Carolina whose customers are predominantly African-American.

CNN readers respond angrily to 'race or gender' story

CNN played the 'race and gender' cards and their readers called them on it.

The irony, of course, is that this story is being reported by CNN.

When will the media get over themselves?

posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 06:36 AM
I think the race and gender cards will be played many more times. As for CNN getting over them selves, any story that brings in mail, weather it be hate or praise means people are reading and takeing notice of there stories. That means it is good for them. I think the only bad stories are the ones people don't take notice of.

posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 09:12 PM
reply to post by RedGolem

The funny part to me was that CNN wrote the initial story, their readers got pissed about it, and then CNN wrote an article about the readers being pissed.

Get it?

The MSM is so empty that it's now feeding on itself. Disgusting... like feeding a cow its own brains.

posted on Jan, 25 2008 @ 08:59 AM
After decades of playing the race and gender cards, so to speak, the Democratic party has reached a point that they are using the tactics on each other.

Who would have thought that a black man and any color woman would have wound up running against each other as the main contenders in the primaries, especially in a single party.

Yes, the media have become so shallow that stupid drunken pop stars and untalented singers making fools of themselves garner almost as much air time as the real issues, but the joke here is really on the Democratic party.

Bill Clinton today or yesterday was perfectly correct when he chided a correspondent for framing the race in Florida as one of race and gender.

It is ridiculous that it even matters in this day and age and you'd think that the ones who would make the least of race and gender would be the party who has front runners who are black and female.

They could agree to set a better tone for the race and also set an example for America, but they are hamstrung by the media who now that the subject has been framed in racial terms by the candidates won't let them forget it.

Repeatedly, studies show that most journalists are left-leaning at best and most of the journalists of this era have grown up having gender, racial, and class conflict spoon-fed to them in our left-leaning universities.

This is what they know (or more correctly, think). These are the issues that form the substrate for every other issue in all the world.

The Democratic party has built a house made from the bricks of Marxist ideology--socialism and class conflict--and now they have succeeded in locking themselves in that house with the media banging at the door and they are looking around for someone to blame.

This mess won't stick to the Republicans, because they didn't create the mother of all battles in the Democratic party and it's not going to stick to the media either, because they are doing to the Democrats what the left have trained them to do under such circumstances.

It is a precious dilemma.

Obama has his trump card and Hillary has hers and now when it counts the most, the cards have canceled each other out and it seems that it is the voters who have rendered them useless. Jokers are no longer wild, if you will.

[edit on 2008/1/25 by GradyPhilpott]

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