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November 10, 2005
Is She Pretty?

You know, this is absolutely true. I noticed it again the other week.

Coverage of some woman in the news...may have been Meirs, included prominent coverage of what she was wearing. I don't notice anyone talking about Alito's clothes or his tiepin. When there's a woman in a news story, there's always talk about how she looks, hair or clothing. I've seen it for years and it's always vaguely aggravating.

Posted by AnneZook at 08:30 AM


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Excuse me, but what about Al Gore in 2000 and Michael Brown?

Bush gets coverage when he plays dress-up.

I do admit I thought the coverage of Judith Miller that kept referring to what she was wearing, instead of how she was lying, was more that a little weird.

Posted by: Bryan at November 10, 2005 11:48 PM

Yes, I vividly remember the coverage of Al Gore's clothes. And, if I remember correctly (and I do) they covered his clothes with scorn and mockery...to make him look weak and vacillating.

It's very rare for a man's clothes to be covered (Bush's costumes come in a different category) aned when it's done, it's not done as a compliment.

Posted by: Anne at November 11, 2005 10:14 AM

I notice more media coverage of male celebrity fashion lately, so maybe that'll make more of an impact on reporting vis a vis public figures in other venues (like politics). Equivalence isn't going to happen by expecting to see more substantive reportage, it'll happen when men in the public eye are as as superficially covered as women are, and I already see a trend toward that.

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at November 11, 2005 06:58 PM

Well, gosh, that's something to look forward to. Equal opportunity superficiality.

;)

Posted by: Anne at November 14, 2005 01:32 PM