just about everything short of sunspots and the oil spills from broken pipelines. Not surprisingly, Abele took a page from Scott Walker's playbook and has even blamed her for his own errors.
The smear attacks against Dimitrijevic quickly took on a sexist tone to them.
Abele's spokesman, Brendan Conway, referred to Dimitrijevic as a "mean girl," alluding to the movie of the same name. Abele dismissed calls for an apology, saying that the complaints of the supervisors was nothing more than a "distraction."
Abele had also personally attacked Dimitrijevic by accusing her of only being worried about having her salary cut in half. To make it worse, he did this on Equal Pay Day, the day that for pointing out the disparity between men and women doing the same job. It is also very egregious giving that Abele makes a six figure salary, is a multimillionaire for no other reason than being born into a wealthy family, and gave his cronies, er, staff members extravagant raises.
The latest of the sexist and misogynistic attacks against Dimitrijevic came on Friday from radio squawker Mark Belling - infamous for referring to Latinos as "wetbacks" - who called Dimitrijevic a bitch (about the 20 minute mark, near the end):
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"There's a saying - well, I think there's a saying that covers everything, I just don't know all the sayings. You know what the saying in this case is? Payback - she be a bitch. [laughter] A lot of bitches in this story."Given the condescending and misogynistic attitude that we've already seen from
But it is very telling that they cannot make their argument for AB 85 on the merits of the bill, but rather they must resort to personal, sexist attacks on the Chairwoman. It tells us they are afraid of a strong, charismatic and popular woman who has been able to thwart their greed and malfeasance thus far.
You can reach Belling's boss, Jerry Bott at JerryBott@ClearChannel.com. Feel free to email him and tell him that Belling and the station owe Chairwoman Dimitrijevic and all women an apology.
You can then reach Chris Abele at 414-278-4211 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell Abele that his misogyny and arrogance isn't winning anyone over and he should start focusing on doing his job - which he is failing miserably at - for a change.