In the past couple of months, two journalists -- the Golf Channel's Kelly Tilghman and Fox News's Bill O'Reilly -- have gotten themselves in trouble for making a seemingly innocent remark that involved the word "lynch."
On Sunday, a Democrat Congresswoman from Ohio innocently accused the Obama campaign of trying to put a noose around Hillary Clinton's neck.
Think this will stoke equal if any outrage?
While you ponder, Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio), a Hillary Clinton supporter, was talking to Fox News's Shepard Smith about NAFTA as a campaign issue on Sunday when she said the following (h/t and video available here courtesy our dear friend Ms Underestimated):
Well, you now what, the camp, the Obama campaign is trying to put that noose on her neck. But the reality is that Senator Clinton does not wear, uh, NAFTA. NAFTA is something that occurred during the presidency of her husband. She was the first lady, but she has been very clear about NAFTA.
Now consider Tilghman's remarks about Tiger Woods which ended up getting her suspended for two weeks (video available here).
Now, assuming there ends up being no outrage concerning Tubbs Jones's statements, it can't be because she used the word "noose" rather than "lynch." After all, Dave Seanor, the longtime editor of Golfweek magazine, was fired for publishing the following cover regarding the Tilghman/Woods affair:
With this in mind, what else could save Tubbs Jones from the same ridicule and scrutiny O'Reilly, Seanor, and Tilghman were subjected to as a result of their largely similar indiscretions?