Tiny Pundits on the Election Posted on July 12, 2012 by Yves Smith OMG, this is probably too fluffy to warrant posting, but I can’t resist. Can I play host sometime? 1000500 Post navigation ← Links 7/12/12 How Out-of-Control Credit Markets Threaten Liberty, Democracy and Economic Security → Subscribe to Post Comments 22 comments Warren Celli July 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm Xtrevilist child abuse! Deception is the strongest political force on the planet. FrankB July 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm Including joe, that’s four children. LeonovaBalletRusse July 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm Alexandra Lee/Li is made up like a baby-doll whore from The House of the Rising Sun, for shame. Will she end up like Leigh Ann Ramsey? Shame on Joe Conason for failing to protect the image these girls (all of them wearing “seduction play” lip coloring/shining, and WHY? Could it be because they already have become “female” commodities in the System? Walter Wit Man July 13, 2012 at 1:44 am I took it as a criticism of this type of sex kitten system. And in general I think this show can be something they can be proud of. They may get the criticism better than many adults and they seem pretty precocious. But point taken that sometimes criticizing by mimicking can be dangerous . . . . kinda how I started out saying ‘oh no you di’int’ as a joke, but then started saying it for reals . . . Kathi Berke July 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm What is your problem? If he didn’t include females, would you crucify him for gender bias? If you, as NC readers, can’t get past the image to hear tiny distillations of talking points and media obsession: “Obama booed in Boston [well-known as bastion of racial harmony–what does that mean?” “Mitt Romney as job creator” “Yeah he fires people” “The President has as much to do with the economy as the Queen of England” then don’t pillory others who can’t get past images, also. If you really care about gender issues, make sure your wives/sisters/daughters have good health care and reproductive choice, get thee to Mississippi. LeonovaBalletRusse July 12, 2012 at 1:16 pm If they were boys, would they be wearing makeup? or just briefs? Strangely Enough July 12, 2012 at 2:47 pm Only after the mass is over. rotter July 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm you mean the football game right? punchnrun July 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm On TV everyone wears makeup. punchnrun July 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm I saw the heavy makeup as more parody. Martin Finnucane July 12, 2012 at 6:26 pm Ding! Ding! Ding! You are correct. We have a winner … Yves Smith Post authorJuly 12, 2012 at 7:14 pm Ditto. LucyLulu July 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm Ditto three. Have you seen all the female anchors hired by Fox? They look like they could be twins. Young, blonde, low-cut shirts, and the dumb-blonde stereotype. Which one graduated from Stanford grad (law?) school but had to look up the meaning of “tsar” and other common words in the dictionary? I thought the comment about the puppets, with the hand gestures, was hilarious. Andrew July 12, 2012 at 9:11 pm Just get the written propoganda out through CGI. Save costs and end the pretense. Mitt Romney July 12, 2012 at 11:01 pm At least, the briefs would shield them from harm. howard in nyc July 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm there is a big difference between letting little girls play dress-up to make a joke video, and using a daughter as a chronic pagent contestant/featured performer on that show ‘toddlers and tiaras’. clearly as a middle aged black male non-parent i am supremely unqualified to speak to this issue, but i have no problem with this three-minute cute joke. the sexualization of children on disney tv shows, and in (other) advertising, otoh, is where my discomfort and objection starts. Susan the other July 12, 2012 at 2:34 pm I loved it. It didn’t exploit the girls by sexualizing them. It exploited them to read their lines; to poke fun at talking heads. What’s not to love? sadness July 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm at last, presenting politics that i can understand, well done girls and on ya nc LAS July 12, 2012 at 6:54 pm Gotta hand it to the young women … they were quite as informative as the Big pundits and swifter to the point. Altogether an improvement. Valissa July 12, 2012 at 11:28 pm Those girls are adorable and funny! LeeAnne July 13, 2012 at 8:19 am Parody? sounds like The View to me. There isn’t too much left for main street TV to do but parody itself. JTFaraday July 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm Very money honey– but they’re reading from the script! I want to hear what they really think. Comments are closed.