Fox News Dedicates 44 Seconds to Covering Women's Equal Pay
Knowing its audience like the back of its greasy hand, Fox News designated a whopping 44 seconds of airtime to covering President Obama’s speech on Equal Pay Day yesterday. Speaking at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument in Washington D.C, Obama spoke at length ...read more
Weird Feminism Sales Pitch of the Week: 'Living Is Not About Being Happy'
A 2009 University of Pennsylvania study on "The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness" has been getting a bit of a workout in the media lately, largely as an antidote to the attention being paid to equal pay. The study is used to suggest that feminism has made women less ...read more
Melissa Harris-Perry Accuses Jay Carney of 'Mansplaining' White House Pay Gap
Earlier this week, I brought you a neat dissection of how the mainstream news media constructs an attack on the White House in the guise of objective journalism. Reporters from Fox News and ABC News double-teamed Press Secretary Jay Carney using a right-wing study of an apparent ...read more
Anatomy of a Media Attack: ABC News, Fox News, and CNN on White House and Equal Pay
On this Equal Pay Day, it is instructive to see how the mainstream media constructs an attack on the White House and disguises it as good old-fashioned adversarial journalism. One clip you've probably seen all day today is of cable news hosts debating the talking point about a ...read more