by John Hawkins | April 30, 2007 12:13 am
mini-controversy brewing over Hillary Clinton putting up a guest post at Firedoglake.
Here’s the WAPO’s Sleuth blog take on the whole thing,
“Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (D-N.Y.) first guest blog posting (that is, on a blog other than her own) is raising a few eyebrows in Democratic political circles.
Not because of what Clinton wrote, but because of where she chose to post it.
On Tuesday, paying tribute to the observance of Equal Pay Day, Clinton chose to blog about pay equity on firedoglake.com — the smart, edgy and saucy progressive blog run by women. It’s the online home for Jane Hamsher, producer of the 1994 cult classic film “Natural Born Killers” and author of a bestselling, tell-all book “Killer Instinct” on the making of the controversial movie.
In Democratic political circles, though, Hamsher is better known as the author of a racially offensive attack against Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.). The incident occurred last summer when Lieberman still officially carried a “D” after his name but was running an ultimately unsuccessful primary race against Ned Lamont.
Hamsher, who was supporting Lamont in the race, posted a doctored photo of Lieberman in black face on HuffingtonPost.com (Read The Washington Post’s coverage here). Hamsher wound up apologizing (to “anyone who was genuinely offended”) and taking down the photo.
A day after Clinton’s post appeared on firedoglake.com, Democratic activists in various corners privately questioned the wisdom of the Clinton campaign in choosing to write for a blog associated with Hamsher. “It’s potentially problematic,” said one Hillary backer, who asked for anonymity to speak freely about the issue. “The topic [equal pay for women] is OK, but you have to wonder why she picked firedoglake.com?”
Here’s the thing; big name Democrats post on the Daily Kos all the time and that place is a radical, America hating, moonbat pit. If the Daily Kos is supposed to be the baseline of what’s an acceptable website to post on for Democrats, that puts just about everything in play short of like a KKK blog or the conspiracy websites that think lizards run the world.
So, why not Firedoglake?
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