I swear. As if our politicians aren’t inflammatory and divisive enough, the media is right up there with these have-no-shame, self-serving defenders of the Constitution. And the press apparently is willing to stoop to even lower standards than our lawmakers.
Today, the Washington Post had a brief article on page 3 reporting that Michele Bachmann stated that her migraines will not hinder her. Now if you are a regular reader of this website, you know that I have nothing but disgust, discredit and dread for Miche. However, the Washington Post has stooped to an even lower common denominator of fiction, audacity and contempt in journalism by publishing the following excerpt:
About 30 million Americans — an estimated 6 percent of men and 18 percent of women — suffer from migraines, which can range in severity from mild to debilitating. It once was derided as a “neurotic women’s disease,” said Mayo Clinic researcher David Dodick.
The short report, written by Sandhya Somashekhar, included the above merely as an antagonistic aside to Miche’s medical problems. The statement had no place in this article. As if quoting the history of migraines, which has been shown to be erroneous and dead wrong, is a reflection on Miche herself. Thanks but no thanks. Her narrow-mindednes, repressive social policy and other right-wing antics are quite sufficient to discredit her. There is no need to cite ridiculous theories on her medical condition. Miche’s words and actions speak for themselves.
Nevertheless, the Washington Post and author Somashekhar should be ashamed of themselves. What else is new?