Thursday, July 29, 2004

Teresa as Evita?

This is a little over the top, even for Fox:

It’s no secret that the Fox News Channel panned Teresa Heinz Kerry’s convention speech last night. Within minutes of its conclusion, Fox’s panel of mostly conservative pundits deemed it “odd,” “self-centered,” “eccentric,” “bizarre” and “extremely self-indulgent.” But now the editor of Ms. Magazine is calling on Fox convention reporter Chris Wallace to apologize for comparing Heinz Kerry last night to Eva Peron, the power-hungry wife of an Argentine leader who headed a fascist regime.

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Wallace, who left ABC News last year to work at Fox and who pledged to maintain his objectivity at a news outlet known for its conservative bias, was reporting from the convention floor last night. When Heinz Kerry’s speech ended, he complained to Fox anchor Brit Hume, “It seems to me that her speech tonight was really all about Teresa Heinz Kerry, her vision of America, her understanding of where we ought to go, much more so than it was about her husband.”

Wrapping up his report, Wallace said, “I have to say, by the end, I half expected her to break out into “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” referring to the signature song from “Evita,” the Broadway musical about Peron’s life. Chuckling, Hume thanked Wallace for his “very candid analysis.” [Salon.com]

First Hillary and now Teresa. What is it with conservative men and strong women? It’s like they feel their manhood is somehow threatened by them so all they can do is make snarky comments about them. What, Ann Coulter isn’t good enough for them?