News organizations should not repeat her words without what now? Ridiculous. (And when did "sexual preference" become offensive? Five seconds ago?)
Yes, I am aware that "orientation" has existed for some time as an alternative, and some people have—dare I say it—a *preference* for it. I really don't think the former is typically malicious, though.
This is really being made into a thing, I guess? "Orientation" can also be used in a way that implies a choice, though: i.e. people say "political orientation" all the time.…
From a Joe Biden speech in May: "I’m going to need you to help this time rebuild the backbone of this country, the middle class, but this time bring everybody along regardless of color, sexual preference, their backgrounds..." Was that a dogwhistle?
Wow, Mazie Hirono and Cory Booker both brought this up during the hearing today. This is clearly a bad faith tactic and Barrett had no reason to apologize…

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It's a huge problem that many in the mainstream media and pundit class (i.e. the people attacking Maggie Haberman for daring to share NY Post's Hunter Biden scoop) now think its their job to suppress information they don't want the public to read.…
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