GOP to showcase fireman Sotomayor ruled against – WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-.

I’m not sure who chose the headline for this article (WCAX or the AP), but it shows either a slight bias against the GOP or an indifference to the words used to report the story.

From Dictionary.com (for verb definition of showcase):

  • to exhibit or display.
  • to present in or as if in an entertainment showcase: The bar showcases young jazz pianists.
  • to show to best advantage: The part minimizes her acting ability and showcases her singing.
  • to present as a special event: The TV network plans to showcase a new production of the play.

The (subtle) implication here is that the white firefighter from Connecticut is just entertainment (they don’t even use his name in an attempt to dehumanize him – it’s Frank Ricci, by the way).  He’s just for show.

The AP reports (sarcasm alert): Once again *collective sigh*, the GOP has to resort to cheap parlor tricks in their attempt to stall Sotomayor’s nomination to the supreme court.  Will those racist, sexist pigs in the GOP ever learn to be empathetic to the plight of females and minorities?

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