It is not, Brummett says, comparing Hillary Clinton with the character in "Fatal Attraction." There's no sexism, he argues, in calling a candidate monstrous. It's just personal.
Three women on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday -- none of them Clinton supporters, though one, a columnist, has been favorable to her -- saw her coverage differently, it so happens. The suggestion was made that similar treatment of a black candidate would have provoked a media uproar.