Topic: Gretchen Carlson

Why the Hell Should We Care If Female News Anchors Want To Go Sleeveless?

Why the Hell Should We Care If Female News Anchors Want To Go Sleeveless?

Over at Slate Libby Copeland made a fuss about female news anchors wearing no sleeves on camera. She said that for some notable anchors like Mika Brzezinski, Gretchen Carlson, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford (I guess we can call them news anchors?) sleeveless dresses and tops could even be called defining characteristics for them. Yes, female anchors are less covered up than they were even 20 years ago (she mentioned that in her first few years at Today Katie Couric wore turtlenecks under blazers) but why the hell do we care? More »

Why Gretchen Carlson Has To Play Dumb To Succeed

Why Gretchen Carlson Has To Play Dumb To Succeed

Today’s New York Times includes a profile of the wildly popular and infuriating Fox News show Fox & Friends. It’s impossible to read the story and not feel sorry for co-host Gretchen Carlson, a Stanford-educated woman who seems forced into playing dumb in order to fit in on a show that includes visits from Hooters waitresses and Victoria’s Secret models. Will the real Gretchen Carlson please step up? More »