Whether someone was a supporter of former President Bill Clinton or not, a headline in the "Prime Buzz" Web edition of the Kansas City Star not only demeans Clinton, but the office of the president and the prestigious award he is being presented.
Clinton is in town to receive "Harry S. Truman Award" at the Truman Library and Museum for his efforts in the international fight against aids and climate change. He is also being recognized for his public service before, during and after the presidency.
To warn people "To Lock Up the Women" in the headline not only diminishes Clinton, the Truman award organizers, but certainly the Kansas City Star.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Clinton headline demeaning?
John Landsberg says a headline in Prime Buzz announcing an upcoming appearance by Bill Clinton is demeaning.
I'm rarely in the position of defending Bill Clinton from Horndog jokes. And I think almost everyone reading the Prime Buzz blurb knows the headline is a joke. (Although this woman might not laugh.) Still, John is right about the unfairness to the group putting on the event at the Truman Library. That being said, I don't feel sorry for Bill Clinton -- I feel sorry for the beleaguered readers' rep at the KC Star, Derek Donovan, who will have to address it.