After learning from the mainstream media during the last eight years of the Obama presidency that seemingly benign phrases and terms like Chicago, that one and golf are now deemed racist, spectators are get a similar lesson when it comes to Clinton coverage.
CNN host Christiane Amanpour indicated on air Monday that the heavy coverage of the Democratic nominee’s health is simply sexist.
Cant a girl have a sick day or two? Amanpour told, before asking: What about Donald Trumps tax returns, where are they?
This was after Hillary Clinton for days experienced coughing fits on the trail and then went close to collapsing on the sidelines of a 9/11 event Sunday, before being whisked away in an SUV. Her campaign then exposed she had pneumonia, while saying she had become dehydrated and overheated.
Amanpour appealed to her colleagues to lay off.
When it comes to overqualified girls having to try a hundred times harder than underqualified humen to get a breaking or even a level playing field, well, we know that narrative, she said.
As proof that sick humen can do the job of the presidency just fine, she first quoth the example of President Franklin Pierce — a mid-1 9 th century president who passed out in the battlefield.
As first noted by Mediaite, Amanpour quoth the examples of the media covering up President Franklin Roosevelts debilitating polio and John F. Kennedys many health issues lapses in journalism that journalists generally accept as ethically problematic today. Amanpour said these health crisis did not stop them from being good presidents.
Leading the world in sickness and in healthif the boys can do it, why not the women? she asked.
Amanpour seemed to approve of the bygone media attitude that the public didnt need to know their commander-in-chief was wheelchair bind( FDR) or was given an anti-psychoticfor fluctuate moods( JFK ).
Years ago, Amanpours husband, James Rubin, was a member of Clintons 2008 campaign.
Amanpour did not mention how male candidates’ health has been scrutinized before. 2008 Republican nominee John McCain and 1996 nominee Bob Dole were both scuritinized for their health and their age as was President Ronald Reagan when he stood for re-election.
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