The Great American Brainwash: Half a Billion Dollars to Turn the Public Against Hillary — #HillaryMen
As a point of reference, the top anti-Hillary frames I’ve identified are:
• OVER AMBITIOUS
• WILL DO ANYTHING TO WIN
• OLD/OUT OF TOUCH
When reporters, pundits and critics across the political spectrum repeat these terms, they are unwittingly (and sometimes wittingly) doing the work of groups like Rove’s Crossroads. And in certain instances, they are also reinforcing the gender-based “wall of words” confronting Hillary:
The dizzying array of dehumanizing and demeaning terms targeting Hillary in recent weeks (Machiavellian, Lovecraftian, slithering, monstrous, imperious, musty, petulant, paranoid, stale, scornful, regal, devious, deceitful, robotic, abnormal, etc.) is a concrete manifestation of the gender barrier in American politics. It constitutes a “wall of words” blocking her path to the presidency… .
Also see hashtag #hillarymen on twitter.
And previous Posts:
and let’s not forget “some people say”