If This Isn’t Relevant, Let’s Stop Talking About It

2 Sep

Dana Goldstein at TAPPED yesterday:

I’m looking forward to getting out among RNCC delegates today and getting their reaction to the news of the pregnancy. I’ll have more on that tomorrow.

I think this is a bad idea.  I don’t want to hear stories about MSM reporters and journalists from progressive outlets repeatedly asking Republican convention-goers about the pregnancy.  We don’t need talking points about the media hyping Palin’s situation–which could look like an attack. See Goldstein three days ago:

I hope these numbers serve as a wake-up call for both the national media and the liberal blogosphere. Independent pro-choice women won’t be taken in by McCain‘s pandering choice, but that doesn’t mean the American public will respond kindly to the vilification of this woman. She is attractive, and a working mom doing one of the most difficult jobs in the world — raising a child with a disability. Yes, she is a former beauty queen who made it in politics. Most Americans will say, “Good for her,” not, “OMG WTF!!! She’s not qualified!” They will see themselves and people they know in Palin, her family, and their story.

In the same way, I don’t think most Americans will look at the pregancy question as a fair game simply because it’s been widely reported.  They’ll see this as bias (whether political or sexual) and will be more open to Republican memes that the media has crossed a line it hasn’t crossed before.


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