The gall of it all

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

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

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