Mary Cheh
Mary Cheh

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Leave it to NBC-4 (or if you prefer WRC-TV), operators of the worst local news site, to slap a story with some real news value with a sexist headline. The station follows the Nickles-Cheh story with a piece headlined: “D.C. Catfight!

First Nickles referred to Cheh as an angry woman. Now, a local news channel throws up another sexist cliche. Wendy Rieger needs to start a protest. Wait, is she still working there?

The story’s first graph is just as lame (typo included):

“D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles readlly did it this time.  He’s uncovering the hellish fury of a scorned woman, after his comments last week about D.C. council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3).”

All of this sweet prose  is just a way to give us the news that Councilmember Kwame Brown has called on Nickles to apologize:

Councilmember Cheh deserves an immediate apology from Peter Nickles for calling her an ‘angry woman’ and saying her comments were ‘stupid.’ This is just another example of how the Attorney General has stepped over the line and stooped to the lowest levels. Councilmember Cheh is a respected lawyer and professor whose opinion about the law I have the utmost respect. She is fulfilling her responsibility to ensure the integrity of government.”

*photo by Darrow Montgomery.