Brothers in slime
-- by Sara
Chris Matthews is in deep hot water this time. What's most surprising about this is that it's taken so long -- if he'd been saying this kind of stuff about African-American politicians, he'd have been off the airwaves years ago, faster than you can say "Don Imus."
Just to prove the point, I did a little translation exercise over at the Group News Blog, turning some of his most egregious sexist comments into comparable racist ones. It's not pretty, but it is pretty instructive. And it proves the point that, in 2008, with women governors, senators, pundits, and perhaps presidents, we still tolerate a hell of a lot more sexism from the men in charge than we do racism.
You can read the whole post here. And then go tell MSNBC that it's time for Matthews to shut down the no-gurlz-aloud treehouse for good here.