Today’s Winner of the Puma PAC
“Republican Texas Congressional Representative Dick Armey seems to think that debating a woman on a national news program is like a prattling wife. Last night’s MSNBC’s Hardball segment with Chris Matthews, Joan Walsh (editor-in-chief at Salon.com) and Dick Armey proved sexism in the media to a tee. The discussion started out about Rush Limbaugh, but quickly degraded into a cocky Armey dismissing every word of Walsh’s.”
Talking over Walsh, Armey dismissed her by saying, “I sure am glad you could never be my wife.” (h/t Denise Williams)
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Contact Hardball and tell the producers not to invite another Republican spokesperson on their show until Dick Armey apologizes to Ms. Walsh as well as to Hardballs’ millions of viewers.
Copy and paste this email into the body of your message:
Subject: Dick Armey Must Apologize
Dear Chris Matthews,
Last night on your show, Rep. Dick Armey made an extremely offensive and sexist remark to Joan Walsh, editor in chief of Salon Magazine. As a member of Puma PAC (www.pumapac.org) I urge you to demand an on-air apology from Rep. Armey to Ms. Walsh, as well as to your millions of offended viewers. And to refuse any further interviews with Mr. Armey or members of his party until he apologizes.
Mr. Armey’ demeaning and sexist rhetoric is extremely damaging to the national political discourse and discouraging to every young woman and girl who plans to work in politics or the media.
Puma PAC Member (www.pumapac.org)
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