Whose War On Women?


Yesterday by Maureen Callahan in the NY Post:

“I had a young reporter asking tough, important questions of an Obama Cabinet secretary,” says one DC veteran. “She was doing her job, and they were trying to bully her. In an e-mail, they called her the vilest names — bitch, c–t, a–hole.” He complained and was told the matter would be investigated: “They were hemming and hawing, saying, ‘We’ll look into it.’ Nothing happened.”

He wound up confronting the author of the e-mail directly. “I said, ‘From now on, every e-mail you send this reporter will be on the record, and you will be speaking on behalf of the president of the United States.’ That shut it down.”

Why are we only hearing about this now? Why was this not front-page news the day it happened? Was a formal complaint made? If not, why not? Who is the author of the e-mail? Where is a copy of the e-mail?

Is this person still on the public payroll and if so, why?

This story says as much about the sad state of our media as it does about the Obama Fratboy Administration.

But hey, Mitt Romney has binders full of women!

Fucking asshats.

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69 Responses to Whose War On Women?

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Laura W. at AofS:

    Advice To Candy-Ass Reporters On How To Deal With Bullies

    Hold on to your pants- this may come as a bit of a shock.

    It turns out, unexpectedly, that the Obama administration is a bunch of mean, reporter bullying d-bags. That whole flareup with Bob Woodward last week was a catharsis that made it easier for President Obama’s battered girlfriends in the press to pipe up about it.


    “War on Women!” notes Slublog in my email.

    This column contains many guffaw-inducing lines, too many to excerpt. It was difficult to read because I was shaking my head the whole time. The hand wringing about their own loss of credibility as an industry -and the concern that Obama’s administration has created a “state-run media” on social media- is especially precious.

    Once again, like Woodward and Fournier, no one brings any blame to the man himself. Although in any other organization we note that the fish rots from the head, in Obama’s blameless presidency, his aides and officials conduct their horrors without his consent or supervision.

    If a guy who walls himself up in his house has a brace of vicious dogs guarding his property, do you also assume he doesn’t know his dogs bite? Or is it more likely he does know, and that he likes them that way? See where I’m going with this, brave paperboys?

    • wmcb says:

      LMAO! Brave paperboys, indeed.

    • swanspirit says:

      I know I have posted this before , but it is especially relevant here , because this is exactly the style of the POTUS . His junkyard dogs are not just protecting him , they are emulating him . He has modeled this behavior , He IS the model for this behavior and they don’t even get in the club unless they follow the model. He is the BULLY IN CHIEF .

      Barack Obama and Me
      It was the year 2000 and I was a young hungry reporter in Chicago covering a young hungry state legislator
      Comments (0) By Todd Spivak Wednesday, Feb 27 2008

      It’s not quite eight in the morning and Barack Obama is on the phone screaming at me. He liked the story I wrote about him a couple weeks ago, but not this garbage.
      During his seven-year tenure in the Illinois Legislature, Obama wrote an occasional column for the Lakefront Outlook community newspaper where I worked. In 2004, during his U.S. Senate bid, I profiled Obama for the Illinois Times.
      During his seven-year tenure in the Illinois Legislature, Obama wrote an occasional column for the Lakefront Outlook community newspaper where I worked. In 2004, during his U.S. Senate bid, I profiled Obama for the Illinois Times.

      Months earlier, a reporter friend told me she overheard Obama call me an asshole at a political fund-raiser. Now here he is blasting me from hundreds of miles away for a story that just went online but hasn’t yet hit local newsstands.

      It’s the first time I ever heard him yell, and I’m trembling as I set down the phone. I sit frozen at my desk for several minutes, stunned.

      This is before Obama Girl, before the secret service detail, before he becomes a best-selling author. His book Dreams From My Father has been out of print for years.

      I often see Obama smoking cigarettes on brisk Chicago mornings in front of his condominium high-rise along Lake Michigan, or getting his hair buzzed at the corner barbershop on 53rd and Harper in his Hyde Park neighborhood.

      This is before he becomes a U.S. senator, before Oprah starts stumping for him, before he positions himself to become the country’s first black president.

      He is just a rank-and-file state senator in Illinois and I work for a string of small, scrappy newspapers there.

      The other day, while stuck in traffic on Houston’s Southwest Freeway, I was flipping through right-wing rants on AM radio. Dennis Praeger was railing against Michelle Obama for her clumsy comment on being proud of her country for the first time.

      Praeger went on to call her husband a blank slate. There’s no record to look at, he complained, unless you lived in Barack Obama’s old state Senate district.

      Well, I lived and worked in that district for three years — nearly half Obama’s tenure in the Illinois Legislature. D-13, the district was called, and it spanned a large swath of the city’s poor, black, crime-­ridden South Side.

      It was 2000 and I was a young, hungry reporter at the Hyde Park Herald and Lakefront Outlook community newspapers earning $19,000 a year covering politics and crime.

      I talked with Obama on a regular basis — a couple times a month, at least. I’d ask him about his campaign-finance reports, legislation he was sponsoring and various local issues. He wrote an occasional column published in our papers. It ran with a headshot that made him look about 14 years old.

      Spinning through my old Rolodex, I see that I had two cell phone numbers for Obama. Both have since been ­disconnected.

      I also had cell phone numbers for Jesse Jackson, his son Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., and David Axelrod, who now serves as Obama’s senior presidential campaign adviser.

      Axelrod, too, had begun his journalism career at the Hyde Park Herald before joining the Chicago Tribune as a political reporter then starting a political consulting firm. Another Hyde Park Herald alum was Seymour Hersh, the legendary investigative reporter who uncovered the My Lai massacre for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Abu Ghraib prisoner-abuse scandal for The New Yorker.

      My view of Obama then wasn’t all that different from the image he projects now. He was smart, confident, charismatic and liberal. One thing I can say is, I never heard him launch into the preacher-man voice he now employs during speeches. He sounded vanilla, and activists in his mostly black district often chided him for it.

      I was 25 and had no problem interviewing big-wig politicians. But I always had to steel my nerves when calling Obama. His intelligence was intimidating, and my hands inevitably shook with sweat.

      It was serendipity that I ever came to know Obama at all. Looking back, I think of it as a Forrest Gump moment: History was unfolding and I was at the center of it, clueless. It’s a huge bummer to me that I never taped our interviews.


  2. HELENK says:

    this is from the other day. admendments added at the last minute to the violence against women act by Patrick Leahy.


  3. wmcb says:

    The utter hypocrisy on the Left re: both gender and race issues is something to behold. Just stunning.

  4. HELENK says:

    since 2007 the press has been down it’s knees begging backtrack for a pat on the head. They are useful tools to him and as long as they stay on their knees and do not try to standup for themselves he will keep them around. They made the choice to be a prancing poodle instead of a great dane. They made the choice to be a steno not a journalist.
    If they want sympathy it is in the dictionary between shit and syphilis

  5. HELENK says:

    found this at legal insurrection. had to post it

  6. yttik says:

    White House Guide to Surviving Obama Drone Strikes

  7. votermom says:

    Oh lordy. What a FLOTUS.

  8. votermom says:

  9. myiq2xu says:

    Mitt Romney’s Staples was having a sale so I bought a new desk chair to replace the one that broke during my Nyquil-induced seizure last month.

    Now I gotta assemble it.

  10. HELENK says:


    very interesting article
    Swedish socialists now more capitalist then American democrats

    • yttik says:

      Yes! It turns out that Sweden has embraced fiscal conservatism and is reducing their Nat’l debt to 37% of production, compared to the US that has just surpassed 100%.


      Many people at the Crawdad Hole have been saying, wait a minute, do you really want to embrace Swedish “socialism”? Do you not understand that they are and have been doing the exact opposite of President Obama’s policies?

      • wmcb says:

        Those Swedes with their school vouchers for any school you want (including religious ones), bringing spending under GDP, realizing that you can’t HAVE helpful social programs if you piss it all away….


      • myiq2xu says:

        I don’t remember the Vikings running up huge deficits either.

      • angienc (D) says:

        They don’t know what they’re talking about when they wax poetic about Norway too — Norway practicies austerity; i.e. only ever spends what it takes in, never deficit spending

        • elliesmom says:

          They won’t let you spay or neuter your pets in Norway. Have you ever lived with a 50 lb bitch in heat? Those people are nuts.

  11. votermom says:

    OT send Tapper your questions
    (I’m serious – Jeb is making noises about running in 2016 – shudder)

    • Somebody says:

      Jeb lives in a bubble in south Florida. You have to understand he was a fairly popular governor here. He has the power players and the money people whispering in his ear, but as I said it’s all within a comfortable bubble…….he hasn’t been out and about across the nation.

      I must say though if his name were Jeb Smith instead of Jeb Bush, everybody would be talking about him. He was a sucessful two term governor of the 4th most populous state. However, his last name is Bush and because of that a large number of people will immediately dismiss him and judge him by his brother. That’s not fair, but that’s just the way it is and he really needs to understand that. He can raise a lot of money and really muck up the Republican primary process, hell he might even win the nomination……….but not the Presidency. He could walk on water, turn straw into gold……but his last name is Bush and a very large segment of the population will not vote for him no matter what he can’t win.

      • wmcb says:

        I don’t know a single conservative or GOPer who wants him to run. And they say the same thing you did: he might actually be halfway decent. He did nothing horrible in FL. He’s certainly a lot smarter policy-wise and more reasonable than his brother.

        But the opinion of the grassroots that *I* can see is almost unanimously “NOOOOOO! Please do not do anything so stupid, GOP!” It may not be *fair*, but Jeb is poison.

        • Somebody says:

          Yep he is poison, but as I said he pretty much stays in south Florida where he is extremely popular……really throughout the state he’s still popular…….but I think if he actually makes a move to run he’ll get the message.

          He is definitely much smarter than his brother and quite intellectually curious, which is a trait I never really saw in W…….BUT he has a last name that won’t sell. It may not be fair, but nobody ever said life was fair.

          I did read that he has some new book coming out so maybe he’s going to do the talk show circuit and keep teasing about a potential run to pump up his book sales?????

  12. votermom says:

  13. votermom says:

    I haven’t seen Skyfall yet, but this is pretty funny

  14. votermom says:

    Read the article and then the comments

    • HELENK says:

      when I first got married I lived on the corner of Broad and Lycoming in Philadelphia. I was a white working class neighborhood. all that has changed. When we bought our first house it was in a little square called Merrit Square near M and Erie. that also was a white working class neighborhood. My daughter took my two grand daughters by there when My son-in law was getting cancer treatments near there. My youngest grand daughter told her mother I did not know you were raised in a slum. When I lived there the neighbors all knew each other. we all looked out for all the kids and there were a lot of them.
      several years ago I took a train trip around the country and stopped in Phila and then drove to NJ to see my daughters.
      Now I had just had a couple of days in Albany NY where they had houses from the 1600s that still looked good. The city looked good. I saw Philadelphia and cried. It is not the city I grew up and lived in.
      Philadelphia is a major part of US history and to see it become a slum breaks my heart. no body cares there

      • HELENK says:

        my husband grew up in Fairmount when it too was a working class neighborhood. His friends were Irish, Italian, Puerto Rican, greek they grew up to cops, judges, working class or thieves. Then they yuppies moved in and it became the ” ART MUSEUM’ area. the taxes went up and most of the working class moved out. One the funniest things for me was waiting for the train to go to work after we had moved to the suburbs and listening to two yuppies talk about how the :ART MUSEUM’ area was the only place to live.

  15. Constance says:

    Why are journalists giving the White house cover on bullying reporters? If they actually called this woman sexist degrading names then she needs to name names. Same with the other reporters. I’m very sick of the Democrat party war on women.

  16. wmcb says:

  17. HELENK says:


    no set price to meet backtrack. Inflation might make the price go up you never can tell

  18. wmcb says:

    Re: InfoWars

    I’m pretty open minded about sources. Even if I disagree with someone 95%, or think they are too theatrical, they may still have a legit point to make. I’m not picky about the purity of whose thoughts I entertain, so long as it’s a decent thought.

    But when you start posting shit about gold foil covered babies, the crazy has gone so far that even I have to draw a line. You’d better confirm something elsewhere than Alex Jones to me, or nah.

    • yttik says:

      LOL, well for the most part, I don’t even want to know about sick crap like that, true or false! But I do listen to crazy conspiracy theories, not because I believe them, but because they always contain elements of truth buried in them, things I had no idea about and would never have discovered if I didn’t take the time to listen and dig deeper. Alex Jones may be crazy, but his gold foiled fetus stuff is based on a real news story about a British guy who was caught at the airport in Thailand for exactly that.

      • wmcb says:

        Heh! Oh, I peruse those sites from morbid curiousity, too, or to play the TFH “what if? game. Same reason Ancient Aliens is fun, if you take with a grain of salt as *mostly* entertainment. I love conspiracy theories, and sometimes there’s a bit of truth there. But claiming Jones and InfoWars as a reliable source on anything, taking him as gosh darn seriously credible is bonkers.

  19. HELENK says:


    got to read this.
    does anyone else think that meeeeschele really does not know alot about kids? Her mother is raising hers

  20. HELENK says:


    ruh roh farrakhan not happy with backtrack.
    I forgot that farrakhan got a boatload of money from quedaffi

  21. foxyladi14 says:

    people are waking up 🙂

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