Is Former CNN Anchor Campbell Brown Biased Against Obama Because of Her Husband?
[Editor's note: Former CNN anchor Campbell Brown took to the New York Times yesterday to critique President Obama’s speech last week to the women graduates of Barnard. In Brown’s view, the president was pandering and should have focused more on the awful economy and the fact that most of them are not even going to get jobs. Instead, he was so “condescending” and “grating”! Not that Brown, whose husband is Republican strategist Dan Senor, an adviser to Mitt Romney, is biased or anything. A detail the former journalist failed to disclose until way down in her piece. You know how I feel about Obama pandering . In any case, Ali Gharib at Think Progress wonders why Brown hasn't been nearly as hard on the GOP’s treatment of women.–Mona]
A career “independent journalist,” which Brown claims in her disclosure to be, would be prompted to ask why the Romney campaign dodged a question on whether he supported the Lilly Ledbetter Act, a landmark 2009 law (signed by Obama) that empowers women to seek restitution for pay discrimination. The campaign quickly covered itself with the hedge that Romney “supports pay equity and is not looking to change current law.” Republicans in Congress opposed the law when it was debated. Only two GOP senators — Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, who side with the President against their party on women’s issues — voted for it.
Do you think that Brown is able to be objective? Or does she have a point about Obama pandering to women?