Another Rant by BettyJean Kling
Dana Milbank: MSM sexist of week: “Mad Bitch Beer” for SOS Hillary Clinton.
Email Millbank tell him your flavor for him – I did: http://tinyurl.com/29eg5j
WaPo pulls Milbank video
By Michael Calderone 07:45 PM
Earlier, I wrote that the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank was drawing heat for suggesting in a web video that Hillary Clinton should drink “Mad Bitch” beer.
Now that video — which was featured prominently on the Post’s homepage Friday — has been taken down.
“The video was a satirical piece that lampooned people of all stripes,” a Post spokesperson tells POLITICO. “There was a section of the video that went too far, so we have removed the piece from our website.”
Indeed, the “Mouthpiece Theater” video — which Milbank hosts along with his colleague, Chris Cillizza — played off yesterday’s “beer summit” with jokes about what types of beer other political figures would drink.
And while the Post reporters even made fun of themselves — their selection was Jackass Oatmeal Stout — it was the Clinton remark that quickly set off red flags and raised questions of sexism.
Both Talking Points Memo and Media Matters called attention to the remark, with TPM blogger Brian Beutler writing that if he ran the Post’s parent company, he’d demand the paper’s executives who signed off on the video be “fired, or that the Post itself be liquidated.”
Still, it’s not the first time this summer that Milbank’s been a target of liberal bloggers.
By questioning coordination between the White House and a Huffington Post reporter prior to a news conference — and then debating that reporter on CNN — Milbank has already received ample criticism from the left.
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