A New York Times political reporter claims she's been threatened by a Hillary Clinton volunteer group - if she uses a list of words the group deems 'coded sexism' to describe Clinton in her news stories.
Amy Chozick took to Twitter Wednesday, and told the story in four tweets:
Here are the words the group says can’t be used to describe Clinton:
- Out of Touch
- Over Confident
- Represent the Past
- Will Do Anything to Win
The group making the demands of the New York Times reporter, 'HRC Super Volunteers,' has been around for a few years as a Google group. They're also on Twitter:
People on Twitter were shaking their heads over the story:
Double standard much?
But, as usual, the Twitterverse offered up some alternatives:
This guy is looking for the GOP illuminati to be behind the outrage:
Chozick says she received the threat via email, but hasn't posted the email yet. She got a lot of support from those who would love to see it:
Of course, these words have been used to describe any number of politicians. For instance, The New York Times ran a story on Cruz with one of the Clinton 'no-go' words:
Maybe GOP presidential contender Ted Cruz needs his own word police. On the other hand, the Constitutional expert is a firm believer in the First Amendment, so, probably not.