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Hooters boots battered waitress over bruises

Well darn, as if …. domestic. abuse. not. pretty. enough. ? Where’s NOW when you need them? Ugh.

via Newser this “gem” from the Des Moines Register:

An Iowa judge has awarded unemployment benefits to an assaulted Hooters waitress who says she was fired because her bruised “body wasn’t up to par.” Managers testified that the black eye and facial bruising Sara Dye suffered in a domestic violence dispute violated the company-mandated “glamorous appearance” and “all-American cheerleader look,” the Des Moines Register reports.

Also at issue was Dye’s hair, which had been partially cut off in the assault. The Hooters handbook states hair “needs to be styled as if you’re going out on a big date on a Saturday night, as if you’re preparing for a photo shoot.”

Oh, and the DMR didn’t spend anytime looking for the “abuser”. Sounds like the 2007 Iowa Primary coverage huh?

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CNN quietly scrubs Palin’s name from article

RedState reports:

CNN must have felt the love. The cable news network had included Sarah Palin with the likes of Rod Blagojevich, Elliot Spitzer, John Edwards, Ted Stevens and others in a year-end political review titled “Politicians who fell from grace in 2008.” As frequent RedState contributor Warner Todd Huston had pointed out at NewsBusters.com, every person named in the article, with the exception of Sarah Palin:

“have either been convicted of criminal actions, are indicted for corruption, lost their positions, been drummed out of their party, or are soon to face jail time.”

That there was no reason for Gov. Palin’s name to be associated with those of the seven criminals featured in the article seems to have been clear to everyone except the anonymous author of the CNN smear job.

Soon after CNN’s competitor, Greta Van Susteren at Fox News voiced her objection, the CNN article was updated. without Sarah Palin.

Josh Painter also acknowledges, and I agree with him….

Such “scrubbing” is a familiar tactic employed by the left, as they take their cue from the Communist Party style book. The damage has already been done, so a retraction wouldn’t mean much, except to demonstrate that CNN has at least a modicum of journalistic integrity left.

Apparently it does not.

If you remember CNN’s Drew Griffin “oopsie” misquote attack on Governor Palin last October during a live interview, I think there is a disturbing pattern continuing with that, um, news network.

h/t Women In Politics

UPDATE: From Gretawire

I just talked to a source who told me that CNN, from its Political Director, through a Wolf Blitzer producer Jill Chappell emailed a PRIVATE apology to the Governor of Alaska for putting her (unfairly trashing her) on the list with Senator John (”my wife is in cancer remission so I figured it was ok to cheat on her”), Governor Elliott (” has anyone seen my other black sock? the dryer again?”) and others….and then blasting the unfair trashing around the world ! The producer emailed that she did not know about the trashing and neither did Wolf nor the Political Director.

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“Wait until you read this one about CNN !”

Greta knows

Well, our Greta Van Susteren starts out just peachy here:

Wait until you read this one about CNN!! (and yes, I will continue to defend women who are gratuitously insulted! I hope you will, too. You should not agree with all their positions on issues because they are women..but you sure should defend the jerks who just want to trash them – whether it be Senator Clinton or Governor Palin – for ratings.)

Read more at the link, I’m too verklempt to snip and post the CNN details right now.

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“Oh say can you see…Obama’s balloons bursting in air….?”

Ok, sez Newsweek’s Howard Fineman, though I doubt he was humming the Star Spangled Banner as he mused on his keyboard…

Bursting Obama’s Balloons
Just a few reasons why the president-elect needs to lower expectations.

Though I didn’t support Obama, nor vote for him, I don’t want any balloons bursting in 2009-2012. I want the guy to do good, for the gosh darn sake of my country, you betcha. But of course, my expectations were already low when PEBO won.

Howie continues:

I understand why Barack Obama was lingering over the shave ice in Hawaii. Once he hits the ground here in Washington, his famous aloha spirit is going to be tested even before he is inaugurated.

No one has come to Washington draped in loftier expectations—or facing a more challenging and ever-growing to-do list. Obama and his aides are determined to send a jolt of electricity through the city, but the realities get more immobilizing by the minute.

In Washington, Republicans don’t want to be viewed as obstructionists, but don’t want to be patsies, either. And globally, the drift of events is not necessarily in the president-elect’s direction.

Ya mean, Republicans don’t want to be viewed as “racists” don’cha ? Also, I’ve noticed the drift of events is not necessarily in Teh PEBO’s direction here in the USAbelly either.

Mr. Fineman does scribble many suggestions to help the President Elect, and you can wallow with him at the link. I hope Barry reads them :)

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