Take a look at this montage of clips showing the incredibly biased and outright nasty statements made about her judicial career, her educational background, her cultural heritage and even her gender. Compiled by the Women's Media Center, they include racist and sexist statements made by Rush Limbaugh, Dennis Miller, Glenn Beck, Tom Tancredo, G. Gordon Liddy, Pat Buchanan, and a host of other folks from FOX News.
This sort of thing will continue unless we make it clear that this type of media coverage is unacceptable. The Women's Media Center (WMC) is asking for media justice for Sonia Sotomayor and is providing ways for you to make your voice heard. They're also asking you to submit examples of unfair coverage of Sotomayor to them so they can keep track of media bias.
As the hearings move forward, the WMC expects that there will be "vigorous debate of Sotomayor’s qualifications & abilities." And they're calling on the media "to refrain from allowing sexist and racist remarks to go unchecked." Considering the fact that Sotomayor brings more federal judicial experience than any Supreme Court justice in 100 years, isn't it common courtesy to treat her with the respect she has clearly earned?
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