So fucking TRASHY!

““In the South, or in the Midwest, there in Iowa, you would not have people who would just throw the F-bomb or use gratuitous profanity in a professional setting,” Huckabee told a Des Moines radio host. “In New York, not only do the men do it, but the women… My gosh, this is worse than locker-room talk… As we would say in the South, that’s just trashy.”

In my current New York office (a technology department of a Major Media Conglomerate), people actually use the phrase “excuse my language” when an f-bomb drops. Never fails to amuse me. I spent more than 15 aggregated years in newsrooms of various sizes before selling out. Newsie/media types, especially: Can you even IMAGINE someone immediately apologizing for cussing in a newsroom — even The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newsroom (which arguably qualifies as a professional setting in the South)?

Also, bonus BS points for arguing that it’s worse that women do it, so “trashy”! This is not only silly stick-up-ass general cultural criticism, or bemoaning the loss of some imagined corporate climate gentility, but a nice frosting of sexism on top of it all — because women should be ladies, amirite??

Huckabee is really biting the hand that has been feeding him here. Interesting he would turn on Fox News, his longtime employer. I guess this is a career move… he’d rather not work soooo harrrrd as a TV pundit, but would prefer to transition into semi-retirement on the paid-speeches circuit, clutching his pearls and swooning “Ah do declare!” for fundies in Iowa.

(Because we all know that this whole “politician” facade is an epic racket. There are a bunch of these grifters scamming the shit out of frightened right-wing America right now. Thanks, Citizens United!!)

 

 

ETA: HAHAHA someone just shared that a Fox News woman slipped a very “unfortunate” f-bomb during one of his November teevee appearances … wonder if he’s pouting about this (clearly accidental) misstatement?

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About amywinns

Semi-snarky, semi-sincere, occasionally ranting, always paying attention. Feminist who can work a skirt and crack a joke. Grammar nerd who is also fun at parties. Mid-career writer/editor with 15 years’ experience in newspapers & magazines who now helps developers at a major media corporation communicate with the suits who write the checks. Pro-women, pro-family, pro-choice, pro-workingclass, pro-entrepreneur, pro-farmer. Like every other bourgeois Brooklynite, I choose local/organic/raw food — mostly vegetables — whenever possible/reasonable/affordable but I’m not a smug asshole about it. Hometown: Atlanta. Weird hobby: lindy hop. No pets, no kids, no thanks.
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