Cheers! Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda are helping to launch GreenStone Media, an all-female, all-talk radio network. Finally, some one to take on The View. Can't wait to hear what the shows will cover. Here's a link to the New York Times Sunday magazine interview with her this past Sunday. It's nice to hear someone so refreshingly direct. Here she is answering the first ridiculous question lobbed by Deborah Solomon to the tune of "Why, in this day and age, do women need a radio show?"
The radio has become overbalanced toward the ultraright. AM talk radio does not reflect the fact that only 30 percent of the country, at the most, is anywhere near Rush Limbaugh.I must admit, I've asked myself that very question about Condi many a time. Never really heard it articulated in the mass media, though. I'd have to disagree with Gloria on one item, Ann Coulter is not a worthy adversary for Steinem. She is propped up by the media and given every advantage in pushing her venom at the American people. As shown on Hannity Colmes as featured in Truthdig.
But women, too, can be noisy right-wingers. Look at Ann Coulter.
If you create a movement, you create jobs and profits for someone to sell it out. That's true of Phyllis Schlafly. It's true of Ann Coulter; with both of them, I couldn't invent a better adversary.
Who do you see as an ally? What about Hillary Clinton?
I disagree with her very much on the war. I feel otherwise she's good on issues. But the war is huge.
Is Condoleezza Rice an ally of women?
I wish someone would write an article called 'How Did Condoleezza Rice Get That Way?' She's so separate from the welfare of the majority of Americans and especially the female and African-American communities to which she belongs."
When conservative hate mistress Ann Coulter told two Democratic strategists on Fox News that Afghanistan was “going swimmingly,” they went to town on her, and Coulter cut her interview short.And the same scene as recounted by Crooks and Liars:
Whenever Ann is faced with the reality that Osama hasn’t been caught yet by this administration–well–Poor Ann. Kirsten Powers actually responds to Coulter’s ridiculous line that Afghanistan is going swimmingly and brings up the fact that Osama is still alive and well. Coulter then plays her usual Clinton card and freaks. "Sean, help me–Sean, where are you? Sean, these mean people are talking…I can’t get my 10,000 words of Liberal hate speech in…I’m melting." Michael Brown didn’t mind that Hannity talked over him during the segment..Watch the video here: Crooks and Liars - Ann Coulter gets her freak on.