The gall of it all
On June 26 Chris Wallace at Fox News asked Rep. Michele Bachmann if she is a flake. It was insulting because of its Beltway hypocrisy. It is a question he never would have posed to candidate Obama even after Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, and Mr. Obama’s statement to redistribute America’s wealth. For many Americans, this made Mr. Obama a flake, or worse, anti-American. Candidate Hillary Clinton was also spared the flake question.
Mr. Wallace apologized. Kudos to Mr. Wallace. We all forgive him. However, if Sean Hannity’s June 27 response is emblematic of the Fox position, then it’s a sad day for Fox News and those of us who revere it. Mr. Hannity said Mr. Wallace made a journalistic mistake.
However, that does not exonerate Fox for failing to draw a distinction between Mrs. Bachmann, President Obama and Hillary. If calling Mr. Obama a flake could be considered racist and calling Hillary a flake could be misogynist, what is calling Bachmann a flake? Just a mistake?
No. For some it’s an acceptable question by a mainstream media personality intent on the early destruction of another conservative Christian woman seeking higher office. Sarah Palin redux. Why weren’t the parallels drawn between the fallacious attack on Mrs. Bachmann and the early Palin attacks? What if CNN or MSNBC posed the question? Fox circled the wagons. Bill Skuba Drums, Pennsylvania