Saturday, December 05, 2009

White House Sexism Watch: Gibbs Talks Down to Reporter April Ryan (Video)

In a voice dripping with paternalism, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs talks down to reporter April Ryan, telling her to "calm down" and even comparing her to his 6 year old child. Watch it in the video clip below. Clearly Gibbs did not want to answer April Ryan's questions, but there are many established ways to dodge questions other than old fashioned sexism. Oh, but those are for men.

[12/2/2009 White House Press Conference]