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June 13th, 2008
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Another One for the Death by Irony Department
Thanks, marag for inspiring the subject. There's a piece in today's Times, and it's already on the "most emailed" list, about the "question" of whether there was sexism in the coverage of Hillary Clinton's campaign. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/13/us/politics/13women.html?em&ex=1213502400&en=e42a33392b8377cc&ei=5087%0A

It's certainly a better piece than the MSNBC one, and does mention one of the Times's own sexist comments. But it has a picture, captioned, "Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is interviewed on her campaign plane in March." Here's the picture:


Can you imagine a picture of a male politician illustrating an article about his campaign that showed his chest and not his face?

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From:marag
Date:June 13th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
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Oy vey iz mir. I mean...ARGH!

Just remember, feminism is dead. (Well, if it wasn't dead before, it's probably dying from this irony overdose.)

::facepalm::
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From:xtricks
Date:June 13th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
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Well, actually, I thought the showing her chest thing was a comentary not on her campaign but on the article's subject matter ie: staring at her chest instead of her face.

I've supported Obama from the start but I despised the commentary on Clinton's campaign, it was just foul.
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From:mofic
Date:June 13th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
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I'd like to think that was the point of the picture, but then I think there would be a different caption, particularly since it was a *news* story, not a commentary. So the caption would be something like, "A photo that appeared on the newswires with a caption of 'Hillary Clinton being interviewed' seen above shows only her chest and not her face. Some say this indicates sexism in the news coverage."
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From:skyline3way
Date:June 13th, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
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I... I have no words.
From:thelastgoodname
Date:June 14th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
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That certainly answers the question, doesn't it.
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