In yet another example of lack of any pretense of evenness at ABC News, this is the headline about Bristol Palin’s fiancé and the father of her baby “Palin's Baby Daddy Drops Out of School”. Story here.
While this seems unimportant, put it in the context of days of stories questioning McCain on his comments. He has been called racist for using the phrases “That One” or “I’m going to whip Obama’s ass” (at the debate). Being attacked by Obama supporters for “sowing the seeds of hatred” and compared to segregationist Governor George Wallace for having the audacity to question Obama’s character.
After McCain having his racial tolerance questioned every time he opens his mouth, and ABC gladly spreading the “news”, we have this from the network itself.
Using the term ‘baby’s daddy’ has racial undertones to it, if it’s not used on a white daughter of the Republican candidate for the Vice Presidency that is. I could just see the Hell raised if Fox News ran a story about a minority teenager with this headline.
Now before anyone thinks I have lost my mind, this was written tongue in cheek. I do not take offense to it and do not think anyone else should. What it does do is highlight the ignorance of the left on the race issue. I’m sick to death of the double standard and could not sit still and not be psuedo-outraged. I feel this speaks to a need for racial sensitivity training in the ABC newsroom. I’m going to e-mail them as soon as I run my daughter’s baby’s daddy home.