Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Here come de judge

It's only fair to point that there's been a lot of g-droppin' over to the Fair 'n' Balanced Network already this week (viz. the blizzard inanity from Monday at your right), but still in all -- do you get the impression that "Backin' Up De Boss" came a shade too quickly to the little minds?

Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch backed up President Obama on his controversial immigration executive actions during her confirmation hearing Wednesday -- while going as far to say she believed in an illegal immigrant's "right" and "obligation to work."

Things are, we can fairly note, somewhat improved from Fox's precede this morning. Here's the eighth paragraph:

The 55-year-old Lynch -- a black, Harvard-educated lawyer -- is also expected to address the issue of states legalizing the sale and possession of marijuana. 

One reason for the progress that's been made -- to the extent it's been made, which I'd say in many relevant ways it has -- in inclusive language over the past few decades is how silly some stuff looks when you hold it up to a simple "Would you say that about ..." test. Granted, the 28th graf contains a relevant point:
If confirmed, Lynch, a North Carolina native, would become the first black woman to serve as U.S. attorney general, replacing Holder, the first black man to hold the position.
... but I still have trouble imagining a Fox tale describing her first interlocutor here as "a white, University of Alabama-educated lawyer."
Does that make the nominee, in The Fox Nation's endearing term, "Eric Holder 2.0"? On the only criterion that seems to matter to Fox, yes. She's black.



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