Thursday, April 29, 2010

Overheard at the Counter: Campbell Brown is Frankie's Girl

John Steppenwolf: . . . finally got tired of hearing about how Franklin Graham was disinvited to the Prayer Day because of whaddatheysay "hurtful" comments about Islam, like it being "evil" or something, so I decided to check it out for myself, what exactly he did say, and so I found the interview on YouTube, the interview he did with Campbell Brown, where yeah, he did say that Islam was evil, and he did say that in Islam they beat their wives, kill their kids, et cetera . . . but you know, regardless of what you believe of the truthfulness or the earnestness of what he was saying, and personally I think most of what he was saying about it was already in the culture, not in the religion, they just use the religion to reinforce the culture . . .

but that's another story, what really got me and what made me think "why aren't the people screaming about this?" was his patronizing attitude toward Campbell Brown, I mean, he kept calling her "girl" - as in " girl, trust me, you don't wanna go there, they kill their kids," et cetera, and I'm wondering why didn't Campbell Brown finally say, "Call me Ms. Brown, or call me Campbell, but stop calling me 'girl'"

I mean, here is Franklin Graham, trying to describe a mysoginist culture, and here he is toeing the line of being right close to a male chauvanist himself.

anyway, that's what I took away from it, at least.

I think that's called "irony".

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