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May 28, 2009

That 'Latina woman'


Okay, here we go.

What we see here is the right-wing entering the media bloodstream (courtesy of CNN.) Pairing an almost eight-year-old quote with this photo fished from the file, you can see how the media, channeling Gingrich and Limbaugh, can suggest Sotomayor as someone angry, bitter — even “racist.” (You can also see how this plays just by consuming the image with the beginning of the headline, ‘Latina woman,’ which is as far as some people get.)

And then, look how much assistance you can offer with just a “may,” a “could” and a “but.”

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