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(7,906 posts)
Tue Sep 6, 2016, 04:38 PM Sep 2016

The Sexist Press

A lot of the media coverage of Hillary Clinton reeks of sexism.

Journalists, like everyone, assume certain things are true. One of those things is that journalists serve democracy by questioning presidential candidates and holding them to account. This is a good assumption in theory.

In practice, not so much.

Prior to Labor Day, Hillary Clinton had not held a press conference in months. Withholding access was no doubt a source of great annoyance among reporters. That gets you little sympathy, though. On Twitter, reporters sought sympathy by appealing to a higher principle. We do it for you, dear voter, said NBC's Katy Tur.

If that were true, reporting on Clinton's first press conference in 275 days should have revealed things that voters care about, such as her thoughts on the Syrian civil war, collective bargaining rights, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and a host of other important issues.

Instead, we got reporting about what journalists thought was news: that Clinton held a press conference. To be sure, as NPR's Tamara Keith noted, Donald Trump has counted the days since her last press conference. But that's a convenient rationale for weeks of bellyaching by the press.


It's nice to see more people catching on.
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The Sexist Press (Original Post) KMOD Sep 2016 OP
Kick Rec Bump! sheshe2 Sep 2016 #1
K&R for exposure meow2u3 Sep 2016 #2
waiting for the denialists--you know, the ones who insist sexism has nothing to do with niyad Sep 2016 #3
Yup meow2u3 Sep 2016 #7
. . . niyad Sep 2016 #4
K&R brer cat Sep 2016 #5
K&R times a million deurbano Sep 2016 #6
K&R mcar Sep 2016 #8


(24,731 posts)
2. K&R for exposure
Tue Sep 6, 2016, 05:58 PM
Sep 2016

It's about time someone called out the media's hostility towards HRC for what it really is: pure, unadulterated sexism, even if it's unconscious sexism.


(110,979 posts)
3. waiting for the denialists--you know, the ones who insist sexism has nothing to do with
Tue Sep 6, 2016, 06:38 PM
Sep 2016

the coverage, or the hatred and mistrust for her, etc., etc., etc.

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