But it's also possible that, given the unfortunate reality of how our political press and the freak show function, the new, even more aggrieved tone the Hillary camp is striking might only exacerbate matters for her. And paradoxically, if this happens, this will further confirm that Hillaryland's critique of the media is right -- while also serving as yet another measure of just how bleak things are looking for Hillary right now.What's this 'things are bleak' for Hillary. She's a US Senator for god's sake and a good one as far as I can tell.
I really resent that ALL DEMOCRATS (AND ONLY DEMOCRATS) do NOT get to choose their nominee for President but whether Clinton is the nominee or not there is ABSOLUTELY nothing bleak about her or how things look for her.
Greg Sargent is certainly part of the boys-will-be-boys press.
ADDED: Cutting Women Out --The media’s bias against female presidential candidates by Erika Falk
Despite striking advances over the last century in women’s social and political rights, and in attitudes about women in politics, press coverage of women candidates is not much better today than it was in 1872. The most significant consequence of this is not that, should a woman run, the press would make it less likely for her to win. Rather, the real problem is that such press coverage may make women less likely to run.
Though the mainstream media tend to frame women who run for president as novelties, they are not. Women have led nations such as Canada, France and the United Kingdom, not to mention Turkey, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and many others. In fact, there have been so many historical and contemporary women heads of state that one has to scroll through pages to get a complete list.This would imply that the US (along with the US press) are the backward ones. And instead of advancing in science, humanity, democracy the US has taken numerous steps backwards, not all of it the personal fault of George W. Bush. He had lots of help and continuous support and cheerleading from the press and the media. One could almost say that the corporate media set the stage for Bush long before he arrived on the scene ...