Thursday, November 09, 2006
Keeping Women on the TV Sidelines
It could be that men still dominate because election night is like the N.F.L.: it's always two guys in the booth doing the play-by-play, while women cover the sidelines.
The commentators that Fox News assembled to back up Brit Hume looked like a funereal barbershop quartet: William Kristol, Juan Williams, Fred Barnes and Morton Kondracke.
CNN's Anderson Cooper did turn for help to Candy Crowley, who was sandwiched between John King and Marcus Mabry of Newsweek, but the panel behind them, CNN's "brain trust" (William J. Bennett, J.C. Watts, James Carville and Paul Begala) looked like a police lineup on Mount Athos. (Alessandra Stanley, today's New York Times).
Any thoughts on the Mount Athos / police lineup item?