Posts tagged "journalism"

Michelle Malkin “Probably Needs To Get Laid,” Says Fox News Commentator

I am not Michelle Malkin fan, either, but the Fox News commentator who said the conservative wackjob is angry because she’s “probably needs to get laid” was inappropriate. You know us ladies: totally cray-cray when we’re not getting booty on the regular. Ugh.  Sexism is sexism, no matter what political party a woman we…

Jessica Wakeman / September 13, 2012

NBC Skips 9/11 Moment Of Silence For Kris Jenner Interview About Breast Implants

Outside of New York City, “The Today Show” chose not to air the 9/11 “moment of silence” at 8:46 a.m. this morning, the time when the first hijacked airplane hit the World Trade Center — in favor of … wait for it … an interview with Kris Jenner. The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” momager…

Jessica Wakeman / September 11, 2012

Erica Jong Bops Arianna Huffington For Not Paying HuffPost Bloggers

Iconic Fear Of Flying author Erica Jong has publicly criticized Arianna Huffington — who uses the unpaid labor of thousands of bloggers on The Huffington Post — and accused her of “hurting writing as a profession.” A feisty Ms. Jong spoke to The Slant, a journalism blog, about Huffington’s effect on the media biz and,…

Jessica Wakeman / June 27, 2012

On Aaron Sorkin And “The Newsroom”‘s Woman Problem

Being an Aaron Sorkin fan runs in my blood. My mom might have been the world’s biggest “West Wing” fan. Although I was too young to really understand the show when it was on the air, I’ve since gone back and watched and loved almost the whole series. Granted, when I watched “The West Wing”…

Morgan Nelson / June 25, 2012

WTF Chart: Men Overwhelmingly Quoted In Media About Women’s Rights, Abortion & Birth Control

This is a chart made by the media watchdog group 4thEstate.net about the numbers of women and men quoted in the media in print and on TV on women’s issues. As you can read about in more detail on 4th Estate’s site, regardless of the publication or show, men’s voices still over-represent even when the…

Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2012

Reporter Fired For Stripping Files Gender Discrimination Complaint

This past March, the Houston Chronicle fired society reporter Sarah Tressler from her job after the city’s rival newspaper exposed her as a stripper. The Chronicle claimed it only fired Tressler because she did not reveal that job — not, say, because it actually had a problem that one of its reporters worked the pole…

Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2012

TIME Magazine Goes There With Toddler Breastfeeding Cover

Whoa. Hi there, TIME magazine. You went there, didn’t you?

I’m as pro-breastfeeding-in-public as one can be, but this cover photo the intentional provocation of this cover annoys me.  The 26-year-old mother Jamie Lynne Grumet is model-hot and that’s no accident; nor is it an accident that her child she is breastfeeding i…

Jessica Wakeman / May 10, 2012

Today’s Lady News: 24-Year-Old Sara Ganim Wins Pulitzer Prize

Sara Ganim, a 24-year-old reporter at the Patriot News, won a Pulitzer Prize in local reporting for breaking the story about former Coach Jerry Sandusky and the Penn State University sex abuse scandal — making her one of the youngest people ever to win a Pulitzer. [Poynter]
The Washington Post reminds us that…

Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2012

“Doonesbury” Comics On Abortion Banned By Newspapers

Several newspapers in Oregon and Florida are refusing to print “Doonesbury” cartoons this week, which skewer anti-abortion lawmakers; other papers in Kansas City and Los Angeles are running the comics in the op-ed pages. In cells of the comics seen online, cartoonist Garry Trudeau mocks the state of Texas, which is considering a bill similar to Virginia’…

Jessica Wakeman / March 12, 2012

Today’s Lady News: I Think They’re Just Messing With Us Now

Oh, look at this all-male TV panel that MSNBC convened to discuss yesterday’s all-male hearing discussion about birth control coverage in healthcare reform
Oklahoma’s state Senate advanced a “fetal personhood” bill on Wednesday that criminalizes all abortion by defining a “person” as the fertilized egg. A bill like this would also criminalize in vitro fertilization,…

Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2012

Who’s Been Called In As “Experts” To Talk Birth Control On Cable News?

Who’s been called in as “experts” on cable news to discuss the current debate over birth control? More men than women, that’s who. Across all the networks, 91 men appeared to talk about the birth control debate, while only 55 women appeared on-air. The greatest disparity was at the Fox stations, but the “liberal”-leaning network…

Jessica Wakeman / February 11, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Male Reporters Dominate Campaign Trail Coverage

Reporters on the campaign trail are skewing heavily male, according to an examination by the Columbia Journalism Review. According to NYU journalism professor Meryl Gordon, politics reporters at newspapers, glossy magazines and blogs are mostly men, and when there are women, there is usually only one or two. This, of course, is echoed i…

Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2012

Why Aren’t News Stories About “The Hurricane Killer” Calling It Domestic Violence?

While reading news reports this weekend about the hurricane that swept the East Coast, the phrase “the Hurricane Killer” caught my eye. With a moniker like that, I imagined some Jack The Ripper-esque figure killing people who were stuck in their flooded homes during or after Irene. But reading just one news story about Leonard…

Jessica Wakeman / August 29, 2011

Elizabeth Smart, Kidnapping Victim, Hired By ABC News

OK, this is just weird. Elizabeth Smart, the young kidnapping victim, is ABC News’ newest pundit. Smart will appear on shows like “Good Morning America” and “Nightline” to discuss missing persons cases, The Daily Beast reports. While I admire Elizabeth Smart for her strength and poise, sensational stunt hiring in journalism disgusts me. And that’…

Jessica Wakeman / July 7, 2011

Today’s Lady News: The New York Times Appoints Jill Abramson As First Female Executive Editor

Jill Abramson has been appointed the first female executive editor of The New York Times, replacing current top dog Bill Killer Keller. Abramson has been managing editor since 2003 and was Washington bureau chief and an investigative reporter before that. [New York Times]
Abortion is “morally acceptable” to 39 percent of Americans polled in a…

Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2011

Houston Press Lists Top 10 “Hottest” Female Sex Offenders, Including Women Who Victimized Kids

Sometimes the universe makes me want to crawl into a hole in the ground and cry. It happened yesterday when Glenn Beck spent three minutes of his show making barfing noises while talking about Meghan McCain naked. (She’s “fat,” you know!) And it happens again now with one of the most depraved blog posts I’ve…

Jessica Wakeman / May 13, 2011

Now This Is A Headline

Print is most definitely not dead. If this headline won’t make you buy the paper then I don’t know what will. And now I have to run out to a newsstand to find out where the flying dildo came from. The maid of honor, perhaps? [I Raff Ruse]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 18, 2011

NYT Gang Rape Article Mentions Victim, Age 11, Wore Makeup And “Dressed Older”

UPDATE: A spokeswoman for The New York Times defended the article to Yahoo.com’s Cutline blog yesterday and the paper also published a critical letter to the editor online.

A tragic gang rape story out of Cleveland, Texas, has been made all the more worse by a New York Times article that tells us the…

Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2011

Howard Stern Tells Female Journalists To Stay Away From Egypt

“Did you see what they did to [physical and sexual assault survivor Lara Logan] that reporter from ’60 Minutes’? Let me tell you something — if you’re a female reporter sit this one the f**k out.”
— The oh-so-enlightened Howard Stern offers female journalists some advice, most likely before introducing naked triplets wrestling each…

Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2011