The New York Times regularly provides a platform for Maureen Dowd to publish vindictive, hateful, contemptuous anti-Hillary columns. On July 10, in yet another hideous Hillary-bashing tirade, Dowd crossed the line, belittling President Obama by derisively calling him “Barry” and triggering a massive backlash for echoing language used by his racist critics. Now she’s back, comparing Hillary to Dick Cheney.
Maureen Dowd uses her NY Times perch to do the GOP’s dirty work, spouting false and filthy anti-Hillary talking points in the futile hope of tearing down the woman she envies with all-consuming intensity.
I won’t grace her loathsome Hillary hatred with a link, but here’s the line in question:
As Republican strategist Steve Schmidt noted on MSNBC, “the candidate in the race most like George W. Bush and Dick Cheney from a foreign policy perspective is in fact Hillary Clinton, not the Republican nominee.” And that’s how Republicans prefer their crazy — not like Trump, but like Cheney.
In July, I created #PresidentObamaNotBarry, a #1 Facebook trend and Twitter hashtag that shed light on the heinousness of Dowd’s work. Her reference to “Barry” instead of President Obama generated well-deserved criticism for mirroring the far right’s use of the president’s childhood name as a demeaning and disrespectful racial dog-whistle.
This time around I’ll just repeat what I said in July, that the soul-gutting bitterness of Dowd and other ‘Stop Hillary’ fanatics will only get worse in the months to come, as Hillary’s supporters get closer to finally vanquishing them in the voting booth.
And as I predicted correctly: “We can expect more putrid Hillary-bashing columns from Dowd, suffused with racially-charged jabs at President Obama for helping Hillary become America’s first woman president.”
The entire spectacle is utterly disgraceful.
The Times should know better.