Hot And Bothering: Media Treatment Of Sarah Palin

On NPR’s website, Jennifer Pozner writes: “Think carefully: can you remember any passionate TV news debates about whether journalists or voters might want to get naked with Dick Cheney? No? Good. Because such an insulting, irrelevant topic would—and should—never be considered newsworthy. Unfortunately, this sort of drivel frequently passes for journalism when the politician at the center of the story is female.”