Wednesday, August 6, 2008

CNN: Still a crappy news source

On CNN this morning: Johansson embarassed by Obama e-mail drama

Scarlett Johansson can laugh about it now, but the actress says she was embarrassed by the media coverage of her so-called "e-mail relationship" with Barack Obama.

"It seemed to me to be like a product of extreme sexism, and I kept thinking to myself, 'God, if this was just, like, Kal Penn or George Clooney or any of the other (Obama) surrogates or supporters ... there wouldn't be (any) question about it. Nobody would even talk about it," she said.

Johansson, a vocal supporter of Obama, told the Web site in June that she and the Democratic presidential hopeful had been trading e-mails. Obama later told reporters that Johansson doesn't have his personal e-mail address, and that his assistant forwarded one message from Johansson to which he replied.

"I was merely trying to express my delight at Obama's commitment to his campaign in every aspect and his interest and his support (in) his surrogates and his staff and his fellows, and how wonderful and refreshing that is. And it was manipulated into such an unfortunate media frenzy of kind of a nonstory," the 23-year-old actress said Tuesday in an interview from Los Angeles, where she was promoting her new Woody Allen film "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."

What? The media treats young women differently than young men? No way.


Andrew said...

I like how it's your homepage on your laptop.

Habladora said...

They seem almost frantic to bring Obama down somehow - like that dumb Amy Chozick piece in the WSJ that dares to ask... "Is Obama too skinny?" It turns out Chozick did her 'research' by asking a follow-up question or two to the one person who responded to her question on Yahoo Message Board.

So, yeah, the media is crap.

Lindsay said...

I need a new news site for my homepage.

habladora, did you see the survey done of news coverage of Obama and McCain? Liberal bias, my ass.

Andrew said...

Lindsey! *its dangerous to go alone, take this*

Lindsay said...

Hah, npr is a good option!