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Monday, June 9, 2008

The silence of the nutcracker

Posted By on Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 6:41 AM

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An interesting commentary on Daily Kos. About the above "novelty" item and what it might have said about public attitudes in the year 2008.

But the nutcracker never became a serious news or commentary item -- there was very little discussion, at least in the mainstream media, of what the novelty, and its apparent popularity, said about the 2008 campaign or about the nation itself.  

And that was the most remarkable aspect of the nutcracker blight: the manner it which it was just accepted. Here we had a blatantly sexist product which traded on one of the most misogynistic archetypes of the last 50 years -- the castrating, pantsuit-wearing, hyper-ambitious professional woman -- being sold in otherwise anodyne, apolitical stores throughout the country, and no one with a serious microphone was saying anything about it.

More on the media and Clinton from the Daily Howler.

 


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