As a follow-up to my earlier blog post on Our Watchful Media, I just made a quick pass through the newspapers and blogs, and noticed that the flap over Rep. Corrine Brown’s racist remarks seems to be overwhelming the newspapers – or not.
New York Times – still nothing
Los Angeles Times – still nothing
Washington Post – still nothing [See Update, below]
Kos – nope
Tbogg – nope
Atrios – yes, kinda – the comments were ‘intemperate’. I’ll leave it as an exercise for the reader to go Google his comments about Trent Lott, and see if he excuses them as ‘intemperate’.
Calpundit, absolutely stood up on this, and since we all read each other’s stuff, it’s damn unlikely that none of these bloggers knows about it; they just think it’s unimportant, or ‘intemperate’. Sadly, they’re wrong.
This isn’t some community organizer, struggling against The Man. This is a woman who speaks with the authority of the House of Representatives of the United States, and who writes laws that I have to live under.
And so far, she’s gotten a ‘bye’ on it. Someone explain to me how I can demand, with a straight face, that Dixiecrat Trent Lott or Jew-baiter (and MBNA shill) James Moran be punished when she isn’t, or how I can give moral – as opposed to political – standing to those who only bust one side for the same crime.
[Update – just got pointed to a 2/27 mention in Al Kamen’s column in the Post; I have no idea how my site search for “Corinne Brown” missed it, but I have to admit it did. Digesting this now to see if it changes my views…]