April 10, 2007

New York Times | Washington Post
“Washington Week” host Gwen Ifill was with the New York Times when Don Imus allegedly said, “Isn’t The Times wonderful. It lets the cleaning lady cover the White House.” Ifill writes on the Times op-ed page: “I haven’t talked about this much. I’m a big girl. I have a platform. I have a voice. I’ve been working in journalism long enough that there is little danger that a radio D.J.’s juvenile slap will define or scar me. Yesterday, he began telling people he never actually called me a cleaning lady. Whatever.” || WP editorial: Why would anyone appear on this program and legitimize this kind of lowest-common-denominator banter? || Lisa de Moraes: Following in the footsteps of other celebrity slur-spewers, Imus yesterday began his Walk of Shame.

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