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Women's Media Group Protests Washington Post Video

The Washington Post produced a sexist and racially insensitive video; video gone, but still no apology.
 
 
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Members of the Women, Action and the Media (WAM!) sent this letter of protest today to Marcus Brauchli, executive editor of the Washington Post, about the Post's failure to apologize for the hateful video it produced and posted on its Web site last Friday.

To date, the Post has yet to apologize for producing a video, that ran for the better part of day, in which it was suggested that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton be served a brew called "Mad Bitch" at a future White House beer summit. As I reported here, the video features two of the Post's top columnists, Dana Milbank and Chris Cillizza. Adding insult to injury, the Post today posted a follow-up "screw-you" video (sponsored by Merrill Lynch), aimed at those who took issue with Friday's piece.

Here's the letter the women of WAM! sent Brauchli; signers include Jennifer L. Pozner of Women In Media & News; Carol Jenkins of the Women's Media Center; author Ellen Bravo; Julianne Malveaux, media commentator and president of Bennett College for Women; The Nation's Katha Pollitt; Tracy Van Slyke of The Media Consortium; Frances Kissling; Gloria Feldt and other accomplished women (who are likely deemed worthy of a bottle of Mad Bitch for that very reason).

 

Adele M. Stan is AlterNet's acting Washington bureau chief.