Katha Pollitt smacks down the Washington Post for their editorial incompetence and points up why I really think Limbaugh, Coulter et al want Hillary to at least have a shot at the Democratic nomination:
A far more important question is this: Why did The Post publish this nonsense? I can't imagine a great newspaper airing comparable trash talk about any other group. "Asians Really Do Just Copy." "No Wonder Africa's Such a Mess: It's Full of Black People!" Misogyny is the last acceptable prejudice, and nowhere more so than in our nation's clueless and overwhelmingly white-male-controlled media.
I'm sure part of it is the entertainment value of seeing political opponents infighting, and, as I've said, it's not as if these people don't have eight-plus years of Clinton-based lies and hatred ready-made, where they'd have to hit the ground running with Obama.
Sadly, though, Pollitt is right - it is more acceptable to attack women, and in a much, much more vicious way, than it is to attack race. Limbaugh won't have to worry half as much about his callers under a Sen. Clinton administration, 'cause there's pretty much nothing they can say that'll get him in trouble. They'll be able to go as low and hateful as they want, and nothing will be considered off-bounds.