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  •  The blonde in the morning (6+ / 0-)

    is a Rhodes Scholar, batting her eyes and shaking her head between the two dimwits. I never understood that.

    Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. A. A. Milne

    by hulibow on Mon May 13, 2013 at 01:12:46 PM PDT

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    •  Cash. (5+ / 0-)

      Oh, she also grew up in Bachman's district.

      So it's crossed my mind that  Gretchen  actually believes some of this stuff... Or she's lived around it so long, she at least doesn't find it as heinous as we do.

      I believe she's a very accomplished musician too. I don't quite understand how someone with an artistic brain can be a RWNJ.

      So that brings me back to Cash with some tolerance for the crazy sprinkled on top.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Mon May 13, 2013 at 01:24:23 PM PDT

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      •  hmm (0+ / 0-)

        "I don't quite understand how someone with an artistic brain can be a RWNJ."

        Money and u get to attend cool parties at the country clubs. Most billionaires are repubs and they pay well, libs? not so much. So an accomplished musician, who graduated cum laude-and an attorney gets to play dumb blondes while raking it in.

        •  Yes, read what you said. (1+ / 0-)
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          She gets to PLAY dumb blond.

          I was theorizing that I doubt that she truly IS a RWNJ.

          There's a difference.

          There aren't a lot of great jobs in network news for women, especially anchor jobs. Fox offers good paying, high profile jobs. Kelly and Van  Susteren especially get a lot of respect.

          May 7, 2013 NY Times

          Two of the best-known anchors on the Fox News Channel, Greta Van Susteren and Megyn Kelly, have renewed their contracts, possibly foreshadowing the first change to the channel’s prime time schedule in over a decade.

          /snip

          "A prime time change would be, by Fox News scheduling standards, seismic; the channel has had a remarkably consistent lineup of hosts and shows, much to the chagrin of competitors like MSNBC and CNN, which have not. Fox also has its two biggest stars, the 8 p.m. host Bill O’Reilly and the 9 p.m. host Sean Hannity, under contract for several more years.

          There aren't a lot of journalism  jobs for women. Attractive women are treated like pieces of fluff. Plain women get stuck interviewing the old man at the nursing home who is celebrating his 100th birthday. I was traveling last week, and the local news had four men on the stage, not a single female -- in California. Not some backwater somewhere.

          If I'm Gretchen, I sit next to Doocey and the Booblehead, (both of whom are pretty stupid). I get pretty good interviews where I can be scathing and dig around some. In time, there is a chance that I'll get a gig like Megyn's.

          Sometimes, she plays the dumb blond, but that show is pretty stupid after all. I think she feels like she's paying her dues until something better comes up. And she's getting paid pretty well on a national show, not hanging out at a nursing home.

          © grover


          So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

          by grover on Mon May 13, 2013 at 02:02:06 PM PDT

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          •  No (0+ / 0-)

            No, grover..

            "I think she feels like she's paying her dues until something better comes up. And she's getting paid pretty well on a national show, not hanging out at a..."

            Something better? like what? What other job would pay her this well for basically doing nothing---repeat talking points, follow a script and get paid millions?

            Do you ever wonder why all of them are blondes and accomplished ones at that? Does gretchen and Megyn need their advanced degrees to do their jobs on Fox?--Neither of these women were trained as journalists, Megyn  had a short gig at an ABC affiliate in DC, before hitting the big time. Getchen, did in fact pursue a career in journalism but for her, this Fox gig is probably paydirt.

            •  For Gretchen? A show in prime time. (0+ / 0-)

              Yes, these shows are Nice gigs. How many women have good spots at CNN?  At MSNBC?  At the Networks?

              That's my point.

              They want to be journalists. They're being journalists.

              Do Matthews, O'Donnell, Maddow or Sharpton have degrees in journalism?

              Nope.

              Look, I hate Fox. I hate everything about Fox. But I've worked all my career in an industry that strongly prefers men above a certain management or technical level, where openings for women are few and far between.

              I understand that other women often make decisions and do things they wouldn't do if there were an equal playing field.  I don't like what my sisters at Fox do in terms of perpetrating ideas I find abhorrent.  But I think I understand some of their motivations. I'm not going to vilify them.

              It's just really lousy  to turn on a local TV news show and see four white guys all perfectly tanned, two with perfectly piercing blue eyes and appropriately highlighted hair. When I see stuff like that, it's hard for me to blame women journalists  for taking jobs wherever they are.

              © grover


              So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

              by grover on Mon May 13, 2013 at 07:51:09 PM PDT

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    •  For the kind of cabbage (1+ / 0-)
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      she's pulling down, I'd probably smile and bat my eyes the dimwits and Issa too.  And Rove.  And Palin.  And Boehner.  And M/Ann Coulter. (Okay maybe not Coulter.  Unless they gave me a really big bonus.)

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