WaPo used “catfight” too
I’ve (mostly) stopped being surprised by what Fox News passes off as journalism, but I was dismayed that the Washington Post actually used the word “catfight” as well to describe a recent disagreement between Rep. Jane Harman and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Catfight aftermath: Rep. Jane Harman is still quite irked that House Speaker-designee Nancy Pelosi nixed her for chairman of the House intelligence committee — and she’s not exactly being stoic about it.
Lois Romano, the author, ran an
apology defense uh… something or other in her most recent column:
We heard a number of complaints last week because we used the word “catfight” to describe a disagreement between two distinguished members of Congress — Pelosi and Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.). To those who civilly articulated reasons why the term is inappropriate, we say: Point taken.
So, it was inappropriate, yes? Perhaps it would behoove Lois to actually say so and apologize?