I am a new subscriber to The Nation. While I have generally been pleased with the magazine (I gave a gift subscription to my best friend as a present, too), this article causes me great concern.
Ari Berman shares what I generally believe are some insightful comments about Hillary's record on issues that are important to working families and unions. I have also been intrigued by some of his recent articles about Hillary, in previous issues. However, in this latest article, he twice used the slur "union bosses" when referring to union leadership. I expect this type of name calling from people not friendly to labor. Whether or not Mr. Berman intended to insult union members or is ignorant of the fact that he used this slur, I am surprised that The Nation's editors would allow this slur to appear, not once, but twice in their magazine.
I think an apology from both the writer and the magazine are in order.
Aug 23 2007 - 10:18am