CHRISTIAN “media watchdog group” The Resistance is all worked up over the ultra-femme anchors of Fox News. The group’s leader, Mark Dice, rants in an e-mail, “I see shorter skirts on the women of Fox News than I do on the prostitutes being arrested on cop shows.” [Hat Tip: SayAnything]
It’s been a while since I’ve haven’t had cable or watch Fox News in a while, I know that this is one of the two things that people do not like about the network:
- They are biased toward the GOP
- Their Anchorwomen are selling sex, not the news.
Now, I fully believe that these women are smart. I believe that they have degrees, and I believe that they know their stuff. They are, in other words, professionals.
However, it is a little upsetting that they buy into the need to sell their bodies to sell the news. After all, do they believe that their product is so weak that they have to cater to those that just want to look at their bodies? I mean, I understand that people turn to TV to see pretty faces, and for the most part like to look at attractive people, but this is the news.
These women are role models just as much as the girls that parade around in their underwear swimsuits for the Miss USA pageant or the celebrities that are in the movies. They need to show how you can be professional and successful– and by sending the message that you better have a perfect body if you want to be successful they are selling the whole gender short.