Amy Chozick, political reporter for the NY Times, received an email warning from a group called HRC Super Volunteers. "You are on notice that we will be watching, reading, listening and protesting coded sexism," said the message. To that end they gave Ms. Chozick a list of 13 word she cannot use to describe the former Secretary of State.
According to HRC Super Volunteers, the 13 sexist words are "polarizing," "calculating," "disingenuous," "insincere," "ambitious," "inevitable," "entitled," "over-confident," "secretive," "will do anything to win," "represents the past," "out of touch," and "tone deaf."
As pointed out on The Washington Post's blog The Fix:
"Polarizing," for example, is a word that now describes pretty much every well-known politician in the country, up to and including Barack Obama and George W. Bush. The politician who isn't polarizing is the exception rather than the rule. And it usually means that the politician just isn't well known enough to be polarizing. Yet.
(...) As for "ambitious," nobody runs for president without having an extraordinary amount of ambition. Not Ted Cruz, not Barack Obama, not Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush, and definitely not Bill Clinton -- all of whom have had their unusual amount of ambition chewed over by the media.
Note: There is no indication that the "tone deaf" and "polarizing" email sent to Ms. Chozick by the seemingly "out of touch" group HRC Super Volunteers has anything to do with the "inevitable" Hillary Clinton campaign for President. By the tone of their email it can be determined that this "secretive" group "will do anything to make Ms Clinton win," including this "disingenuous" attempt to intimidate the press.