date Dec 20, 2006 11:53 AM
subject Colgan on Clinton: Coke-bottle Glasses?
I write to question the claims of one of your frequent political commentators. As Media Matters for America has reported, Flavia Colgan has repeatedly questioned the authenticity and electability of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton based on images of her "with coke-bottle glasses." (These references took place on the December 19 edition of MSNBC News Live, the August 21 edition of Tucker, and the May 31 edition of The Situation with Tucker Carlson.)
Before you invite Colgan back to any of your network's programs as some kind of "expert" political "commentator," could you please have her explain what in the hell she is talking about and what the precise correlation is between Hillary's coke-bottle glasses and her authenticity or electability? I mean, she repeatedly makes this claim and without fail your hosts and anchors do not so much as blink an eye (although I think Carlson may have partially furrowed his brow). Of course the media regularly singles out women such as Clinton and Nancy Pelosi for comments about their looks, clothing, etc., and I realize in this era of the 24-hour news cycle, cable news networks are often desperate to fill the airwaves with the inanities of any old blathering idiot. But in this case, Ms. Colgan's "political commentary" stands out and demands to be challenged.