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Politico personality opts for racism, ageism on Bloomberg’s anti-gun campaign

Screen snip from video: Washington Free BeaconPolitico’s Lois Romano got down and dirty personal when she made remarks about New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun propaganda.

Romano began by saying the National Rifle Association’s executive vice president Wayne LaPierre was “trying to paint Bloomberg as a guy that’s just gonna buy everything.”

She segued into a personal attack:

 “But the one thing that’s going on here is optics…basically Bloomberg has on his side sorta this whole notion that it’s time to do something different and Wayne LaPierre is looking like a tired old white guy that’s clinging on to something of the past.”

All politics is optics now if you really think about it. Maybe we could apply some optics to Romano.

Look at the screen snip.

Romano is no spring chickie herself.

For more optics, look again at the photo of Bloomberg at the podium. Towering over the nation’s most fervent nanny mayor who is 71 years old is old white guy V.P. Joe Biden.

Romano could’ve offered something interesting, like the fact that in 2012 shootings in New York declined to the lowest level since 2009. The homicide rate did the same. Those declines occurred before Bloomberg got on his perpetual soapbox for his latest intrusion into the personal lives of his constituents.

Romano should take a hard look at all the optics before she turns to ad hominem attacks on someone she disagrees with.

Most pundits on both sides of the aisle aren’t exactly eye candy regardless of race or age.

By the way, LaPierre is younger than old white guy Bloomberg.

Romano is apparently a low information pundit. They're a dime a dozen these days.

(Commentary by Kay B. Day/March 26, 2013)

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Reader Comments (2)

When you insult someone by comparing him to someone else, you are conferring an even bigger insult on the person to whom you are comparing him. If Ms. Romano is working as an analyst rather than an objective reporter she is entitled to critique Wayne LaPierre's position on gun control. When she dismisses him as "a tired old white man" she is merely displaying her hatred and contempt for elderly white men, just as her former employer, The Washington Post, does when it runs editorials complaining that the Republican Party is full of o;d white men. As a tired old white man, who had to work hard for everything he got, I am inclined to resent this.

March 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGerald Vrooman

Well, Gerald, you're in the right place. Why don't we just call it what it is: a war on men? Consider the routine bashing, not only of white men but of conservative black men. Looks like a war to me.

Furthermore, I was pretty gentle with Romano I thought. I could've said more, like her colorist does a great job on her hair. :>) best, KBD/ed.

March 27, 2013 | Registered CommenterKay B. Day, Editor
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