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    Katie Couric: Sexism is more common than racism






    I see it here also, the boys are quick to tell off a female Mod but when it's a male Mod they quickly shut up.


    Katie Couric: Sexism is more common than racism


    BY RICHARD HUFF
    DAILY NEWS TV EDITOR
    Updated Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 11:33 AM
    Katie Couric, right, compares herself to Hillary Clinton in a new interview.



    Katie Couric says she and Sen. Hillary Clinton are victims of sexism which, she contends, is tolerated more than racism.

    "I find myself in the last bastion of male dominance, and realizing what Hillary Clinton might have realized not long ago: Sexism in the American society is more common than racism, and certainly more acceptable or forgivable," the "CBS Evening News" anchor was quoted in an interview on the Web site of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

    "In any case, I think my post and Hillary's race are important steps in the right direction."
    The comments caused some observers to suggest a highly paid anchor like Couric might be out of line comparing her struggle succeeding as a news anchor to the problem of racism.

    Couric's spokesman said something may have been "accidentally lost in the translation" of the newswoman's interview.
    "Katie wouldn't, and didn't, say sexism is more prevalent than racism," he said. "Her point was sexism seems more tolerated than racism."

    Couric sat for the interview in Tel Aviv, where she talked about her struggles in the anchor chair and how the job changed over time from what she was hired to do to what she's doing now.

    Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Washington-based Project for Excellence in Journalism, isn't buying into Couric's claim of news being the last bastion of male dominance.
    He noted there was a host of other professions - firefighting, the military and police - where women had a rough go.

    "I can imagine many, many others that could be a heck of a lot tougher than hers," Rosenstiel said. "I suspect that she may be fairly well-compensated for what she does and, the last I looked, the most important, and often highest-paid people in that profession are anchorwomen."

    Couric's latest interview came just days after she told journalists she thought the intense media scrutiny of her job at CBS was dying down and vowed she was there to stay.

    "I have no plans to leave anytime soon," she said. "I'm very committed to the people here and the product."
    Couric took over the "CBS Evening News" in September 2006. After a brief spurt of viewer interest, ratings fell and the show was back in third place, where it had been before she was hired.

    Since then, she's been dogged by nasty media coverage, reports that talks were going on behind the scenes to move her out and that she's unhappy.
    "I don't believe that all of the problems that are associated with the low ratings of the 'CBS Evening News,' however, can be laid at the feet of Katie Couric or at the feet of sexism," Rosenstiel said.

    When CBS hired Couric, the network tried to radically reshape what an evening newscast looks like.
    The network has since returned to a traditional evening newscast, leading Couric to say she's found out "many viewers are afraid of change" and that the "glory days of TV news are over."

    She acknowledged the new structure limits her chances to express herself but, she said, "I still enjoy my work. I think it's important and fascinating, and do believe we can make a change with time, bit by bit." rhuff@nydailynews.com

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    Really? I would have thought porn was the last bastion of male dominance. Oh well.
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    I would say where I live this is probably pretty true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    I see it here also, the boys are quick to tell off a female Mod but when it's a male Mod they quickly shut up.


    Katie Couric: Sexism is more common than racism


    BY RICHARD HUFF
    DAILY NEWS TV EDITOR
    Updated Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 11:33 AM
    Katie Couric, right, compares herself to Hillary Clinton in a new interview.



    Katie Couric says she and Sen. Hillary Clinton are victims of sexism which, she contends, is tolerated more than racism.

    "I find myself in the last bastion of male dominance, and realizing what Hillary Clinton might have realized not long ago: Sexism in the American society is more common than racism, and certainly more acceptable or forgivable," the "CBS Evening News" anchor was quoted in an interview on the Web site of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

    "In any case, I think my post and Hillary's race are important steps in the right direction."
    The comments caused some observers to suggest a highly paid anchor like Couric might be out of line comparing her struggle succeeding as a news anchor to the problem of racism.

    Couric's spokesman said something may have been "accidentally lost in the translation" of the newswoman's interview.
    "Katie wouldn't, and didn't, say sexism is more prevalent than racism," he said. "Her point was sexism seems more tolerated than racism."

    Couric sat for the interview in Tel Aviv, where she talked about her struggles in the anchor chair and how the job changed over time from what she was hired to do to what she's doing now.

    Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Washington-based Project for Excellence in Journalism, isn't buying into Couric's claim of news being the last bastion of male dominance.
    He noted there was a host of other professions - firefighting, the military and police - where women had a rough go.

    "I can imagine many, many others that could be a heck of a lot tougher than hers," Rosenstiel said. "I suspect that she may be fairly well-compensated for what she does and, the last I looked, the most important, and often highest-paid people in that profession are anchorwomen."

    Couric's latest interview came just days after she told journalists she thought the intense media scrutiny of her job at CBS was dying down and vowed she was there to stay.

    "I have no plans to leave anytime soon," she said. "I'm very committed to the people here and the product."
    Couric took over the "CBS Evening News" in September 2006. After a brief spurt of viewer interest, ratings fell and the show was back in third place, where it had been before she was hired.

    Since then, she's been dogged by nasty media coverage, reports that talks were going on behind the scenes to move her out and that she's unhappy.
    "I don't believe that all of the problems that are associated with the low ratings of the 'CBS Evening News,' however, can be laid at the feet of Katie Couric or at the feet of sexism," Rosenstiel said.

    When CBS hired Couric, the network tried to radically reshape what an evening newscast looks like.
    The network has since returned to a traditional evening newscast, leading Couric to say she's found out "many viewers are afraid of change" and that the "glory days of TV news are over."

    She acknowledged the new structure limits her chances to express herself but, she said, "I still enjoy my work. I think it's important and fascinating, and do believe we can make a change with time, bit by bit." rhuff@nydailynews.com
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    I wondered about this when I saw the democratic electorals for this year. Is the country ready for a black man or a woman to become president?
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    Of course, I would agree with Katie on how its more tolerated than racism. I have experienced this many times in my career and have even had to fire someone due to them being so adamant about working for a woman.

    I once had male equivelant who had less education than myself and less experience and made about 7K more a year than I did. Its was bullshit and even though I was not suppose to know how much he made I did. I ended up leaving that job due to sexism in the workplace.

    I've worked hard to become successful in my career and in most cases have to work harder just because I'm female. Thankfully, I am now at a company where sexism is not tolerated and diversity in management is encouraged and rewarded.



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    Over the years i've seen this topic coming up over and over and never gets resolved.

    As far as gender and race to pay is concerned i think, if i remember correctly, the hierarchy has always been said to be as follows:

    1) White Male
    2) White Female
    3) non-white male
    4) non-white female

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    Quote Originally Posted by BulkMeUp View Post
    Over the years i've seen this topic coming up over and over and never gets resolved.

    As far as gender and race to pay is concerned i think, if i remember correctly, the hierarchy has always been said to be as follows:

    Since DOMS is not around, I will speak on his behalf...

    1) White Male
    2) White Female
    3) non-white male
    4) non-white female
    So what's the problem?


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    Cry me a fucking river. Everybody wants to play the victim card these days.

    Katie Couric is fucking boring and only semi-articulate, that is why her ratings are bad. Hillary Clinton is a known liar and a militant ultra-liberal who is despised by most of America, who shamelessly stood by a piece-of-shit lying husband who embarrassed the hell out of her in front of the whole world; that is why she lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clemson357 View Post
    Cry me a fucking river. Everybody wants to play the victim card these days.

    Katie Couric is fucking boring and only semi-articulate, that is why her ratings are bad. Hillary Clinton is a known liar and a militant ultra-liberal who is despised by most of America, who shamelessly stood by a piece-of-shit lying husband who embarrassed the hell out of her in front of the whole world; that is why she lost.

    If there is one thing that gets under my skin, its people blaming their shortcomings on others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BulkMeUp View Post
    Over the years i've seen this topic coming up over and over and never gets resolved.

    As far as gender and race to pay is concerned i think, if i remember correctly, the hierarchy has always been said to be as follows:

    1) White Male
    2) White Female
    3) non-white male
    4) non-white female
    In corporate America I see this in reverse order

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monkey Man View Post
    In corporate America I see this in reverse order
    how so? and if that was the case, then how do you explain Jodi's experience?

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