September 25, 2009
by now, we’re all pretty use to the way the mainstream media and other cretins describe sarah palin — it’s usually less then fawning. there was letterman’s slutty flight attendant comment, there was chris matthew’s illiterate comment, and of course there was a whole bunch of other really crummy stuff.
apparently the fairbanks daily news-miner has issued an apology to sarah palin for referring to her as a ‘broad’ when describing her recent trip to asia. here’s an excerpt:
“Today I must apologize to Mrs. Palin personally and on behalf of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner for the choice of words used on the bottom of Wednesday’s front page regarding her speaking engagement in Hong Kong this week to a group of global investors.
We used offensive language — “A broad in Asia” — above a small photograph of the former governor to direct readers inside the newspaper to a full story of her Hong Kong appearance.
There can be no argument that our use of the word “broad” is anything but offensive. To use this word to describe someone of the stature of the former governor — who is also the former vice presidential nominee of the Republican Party — only adds to the anger that many people appropriately feel.”
many in the media have called sarah palin — not to mention her family — much worse than a ‘broad’ that’s for sure!
would sarah be offended by being called a ‘broad’? i’m not so sure. i kindof like broads. i like hanging out with them. i find them a lot of fun even though i am a girly girl. but for a newspaper to describe the former governor that way seems inappropriate. having said that, it’s certainly a lot better then “bimbo”, the “c”-word, “token with breasts”, “pale-in”, “witch of wasilla” and on and on and on ad nauseum.
yes, of course i know there is a lot going on in the world: iran, nukes, israel, the continuing incompetency of obama. but sometimes, you just have to step back a moment — buy pumpkins for your front porch, plant mums, and talk about other stuff — hence ‘broads’.
so what do you think about the term? is it rudely sexist and demeaning to call a woman, especially sarah palin, a broad? is it a reference to sarah’s hunting, fishing, alaska lifestyle? is it just one more way to minimize and undercut the perception of sarah?