Sunday, March 04, 2007


All Men, All the Time in News Business

In 2005, female graduates from journalism and mass communications programs were more likely to find full-time jobs than their male classmates.

But, actually, most of the news for women in the news is bad, so maybe Bergman and company were right to continue to reinforce the stereotype that the news business -- whether it's newspapers, TV, Sunday talk shows or magazines -- is dominated and run by men.

Male TV correspondents reported 75 percent of the news stories at the three major networks in 2005, according to the Center for Media and Public Affairs.

86 percent of guests on Sunday morning public-affairs shows are, you guessed it, men, according to the White House Project, which studied cable and network show guests from November 2004 to July 2005.
My two cents?

When when the women DO get on the panels, they invariably get steamrolled by the host. I can't tell you the times I've wanted to smack Chris Matthews when he pointedly leaps over AB Stoddard or Hilary Rosen just to get another tired canard out of John Fund or Terry Jefferies.

Why no serious (eh) political shows with a female host? Where's Christianne Amanpour when you need her. I could go on and on.


At 5:24 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

I didn't mean to push down the video Cliff. I'll repost it later- it's worth many a look.

At 6:40 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

You can't go on and on, Paddy. You're a woman, and you have to learn to keep your mouth shut.


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