I am at Politico and I see a headline about Sharron Angle sending Joy Behar flowers and I think, "Oh, well good. Joy must have said something nice about her. I feel bad now for thinking all Joy does is spew hate." I was really thinking i might have had Ms. Behar wrong and that she could be an uplifting person and not just be this nagging, one-note 'pundit.'
Then I read Scott Wong's article. Ms. Angle was thanking Ms. Behar because Ms. Angle took in $150,000 yesterday. Did Ms. Behar contribute that amount?
But the money poured in after Gutter Mouth Joy spewed -- on network TV -- that Ms. Angle was "a bitch" and "a moron" and "going to hell."
Mr. Wong reports that Ms. Behar today began ranting, "I don't know if it's a senseof humor, but I'd like to point out those flowers were picked by illegal immigrants. And they aren't voting for your, bitch."
Joy Behar needs to be fired. And it is a sure sign of how sexism does not mean a damn thing to the media that Ms. Behar has not been fired.
Let me skip over to Women's Media Center. They are the gals who sat out 2008 after Hillary was pushed out of the race (and I do not believe they did that much while Hillary was in the race after the first month of 2008).
Here is their little b.s. campaign's comment (Name It. Change It.):
Earlier today on The View, Joy Behar reacted very strongly against a highly racist and divisive ad that Republican Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle's campaign is airing. While we applaud Behar for identifying and passionately fighting against racism in this crucial election, Behar called Angle a bitch, further normalizing the use of a misogynistic insult which is already far too prevalent in media.
The Name It. Change It. campaign urges media to continue to fight racism, but not with sexism.
Okay, I have not seen all of Ms. Angle's ad. I am wondering, however, how it can be considered racist from the clip aired on The View?
See, I would object to the portion they showed on The View which was about "illegal immigrants." But that is because I use the term "undocument worker." I find "illegal immigrant" to be racist and intentionally stigmatizing. But that is the term Ms. Behar used.
In addition, the next day Ms. Behar began spewing more ignorance. She does not know who picked the flowers or who did not. That would be A. B, going on about (I do not know which day, either yesterday or today -- there are clips at both links above) how there are Latinos and Mexicans and she may have a third category (in Nevada) really goes to her own ignorance. Immigration is an issue for many. I support full and complete amnesty. Many others do not. I do not scream "racist!" at them just because they disagree with me. And I am not so ignorant that I am unaware that many people on the other side of the immigration issue are, indeed, Latinos. Do not assume, as Ms. Behar did, that all Latinos support amnesty for immigrants. That is not the case by any means. There is division in that ethnicity over the issue as there is in every other ethnicity and racial grouping. Lastly, Ms. Behar is the biggest idiot in the world when she tells (via the camera) Ms. Angle that "illegal immigrants" are not going to be voting for Ms. Angle. Does Joy Behar think Sharron Angle lost that vote?
Reality check for the uneducated Ms. Behar. Ms. Angle is running against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for one of Nevada's two Senate spots. Many people may vote in that election; however, "illegal immigrants" cannot legally vote in an US election. There is a move in some areas (I know this from Ava and C.I. so it is likely a movement in the Bay Area out in California) to allow everyone -- citizen, green card holder, undocumented -- to vote in school board elections. That is movement taking place currently but even that could have objections from the courts.
Ms. Angle did not lose those votes because she was never going to get them nor was Senate Majority Leader Reid because the undocumented cannot legally vote in the election.
I find it amazing that Women's Media Center wants to call Ms. Angle a racist -- I live in Conn., I have no idea whether the woman is a racist or not and they showed only 10 seconds of her commercial on The View -- but Joy Behar is referring to "illegal immigrants" (as was Ms. Angle) and she is making stereotypical comments about immigrants. Point? I found her just as racist but that is the thing, WMC had to be forced and shamed into their current campaign after refusing to stand up in 2008. Now they are pretty much forced to do this campaign; however, they do not have the guts to do it the way it needs to be done.
For the record, someone spewing "bitch" and "bitch" on the TV? They need to be fired. They need to be fired immediately. She is out of control, that show is out of balance, and it has turned to a gutter-fest.
When Joy Behar screams "bitch, bitch" over and over, you damn well better believe men are laughing. You damn well better believe that this two-bit show, this joke of a format, is seen by men as how we are. In other words, Ms. Behar reinforces every negative stereotype about women every time she opens her mouth.
Go read Trina's "Pizzas" from last night. She surveyed all of us.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: