Showing posts with label Ageism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ageism. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

In "Discussion" On Age, MSNBC Anchor Just Compared John McCain To Her Grandmother Saying Crazy Things At Thanksgiving Dinner


Then her guest (who is a comedian) made a joke comparing McCain to one of the Golden Girls.

Check the tape (between 9-9:45 am, MSNBC, 7/15/08).

Unclear if MSNBC plans to open next segment with, "Barack Obama is so black that..."

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tonight On Anderson Cooper 360 Anderson Asks, "Barack Obama: Too Black To Be President?"

Wait, hold on...

Sorry, that's not tonight's topic.

Tonight's topic on 360 is "McCain: too old for the White House?":

Is it fair for John McCain’s age to be an issue in this presidential race? Is John McCain too old to be president? These are touchy issues and thorny questions, but we decided to tackle it in a story because it is indeed being prominently discussed.

If McCain wins the general election, he will be the oldest man ever elected to a first term. We spent a day with Senator McCain in Washington State. He paid an environmental visit to a wildlife habitat and led a panel discussion on climate change and global warning.As part of his visit, he donned his sneakers and a baseball cap and took a short hike in the woods. He certainly dressed like someone a lot younger than 72. But I think even he would admit that for the most part he does looks his age. A poll this week by the Washington Post and ABC News indicates that almost four out of ten Americans say they would be uncomfortable with a 72 year old being president. So is McCain sensitive about this?

On the contrary. While hiking with him, I asked him if his age is a fair issue. He says it is. And he laughed about it too. You will have to tune in tonight to hear what else he had to say, but it’s fair to say John McCain is using humor as a defense against the accusation that he is too old.

Let's see...

Substitute "McCain" with "Obama".

Substitute "age" with "race".

Substitute "old" with "black".

Substitute "young" with "white".

What have you got?

Another bullshit story that the MSM shouldn't dignify.

Ageism, racism and sexism are all "isms". And all three candidates deserve better than a discussion about whether or not they are too old, black or female to win the White House.

We're just saying.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ageism & McCain (Part II)

Making the rounds.

And if you find yourself laughing at this you better damn well be prepared to laugh at a comedy sketch where the theme is, "Barack Obama, Sh*t that guy is Black!" or "Hillary Clinton, those are some big ass ovaries!"

Ageism is still an "Ism".

At least from where we're sitting.

Noted: Interestingly, several comments on the video's YouTube homepage seem to make the same point. Maybe there is hope after all.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ageism: It Ain't Racism Or Sexism But It's Still An "ism"

Now, we can't see any legitimate (or even 1/4 legitimate) advocacy group hitting McCain on the issue of his age.

Noted: We pulled this YouTube off of Daily Kos. See our first sentence.

First, old people vote.

Second, any attack on McCain's age would only probably end up making the "I'm older than dirt" Senator smile. And provide Johnny Mac a nice, fat political home run ball to go yard on in the experience arena.

Noted: But then again, John Murtha didn't get our memo (but Obama seems to).

In any event, isn't ageism still an "ism"?


And it will be very interesting to see how McCain's age plays out in 500(ish) House, Senate and Governor's races this summer.

And how the more legitimate organs of the Democratic Party handle it.