When the New York Times’ Amy Chozick received an email from a Hillary Clinton support group called HRC Super Volunteers, she couldn’t believe their veiled threat: "We will be watching, reading, listening and protesting coded sexism..." In the same email was a list of words and phrases not to be used to describe the polarizing Hillary Clinton.
Not only did this calculating group of Clinton supporters prove that the Clinton camp will do anything to win, but they were quite ambitious in assuming that any reporter would stop using certain phrases to describe the disingenuous and inevitable Democratic front runner.
What will certainly follow will be an insincere claim by Ms. Clinton that her supporters are entitled to their opinions, but that reporters are out of touch with her if they think she would approve such a message. To be sure, the HRC Super Volunteers seem over-confident that their threats carry any weight, but these backers of the secretive Clinton will likely continue to use political techniques that represent the past.
Fortunately, most reporters use a thesaurus, which means that “disingenuous” can become “hypocritical,” “inevitable” can be changed to “preordained,” and “ambitious” can be replaced with “determined.”
If only Hillary Clinton could be so easily replaced with another nominee.