Category: News Tracking

How Things Have Changed Since the Era of the ‘Boys on the Bus’

When I first started out covering politics, it was literally the era of the boys on the bus. At the Washington Star, where I began as a reporter, one of my greatest thrills was being able to work in the same newsroom with Mary McGrory, who was the exception to the mostly male rule.

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He Said, She Said, He Interrupted. How This Election has Illuminated Decades of Workplace Sexism

Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times – October 29, 2016

He said, she said, he interrupted. Whether she wins the White House or not, Hillary Clinton has already changed American discourse. If it has done nothing else, her historic campaign has illuminated the  belittlement, condescension and hostility that women have endured for decades in workplaces across the country.

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This Debate Moderator Is Making History

Andrea Gonzalez-Ramirez, Refinery 29 – October 3, 2016

On Tuesday, Sen. Tim Kaine andGov. Mike Pence will be facing off at the first and only vice presidential debate of this election season. But the spotlight will also be on Elaine Quijano, the CBSN anchor and longtime broadcast journalist who will be moderating the debate.

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What It’s Like to Be a Female Reporter Covering Donald Trump

Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine The Cut – September 29, 2016

When Olivia Nuzzi walked into Donald Trump’s office on the 26th floor of Trump Tower, she wasn’t sure what to expect. She’d seen the Republican nominee up close before — in media gaggles covering campaign events for the Daily Beast — but they’d never been introduced. She was there to interview Trump for a story she was writing about his spokeswoman, Hope Hicks. Hicks herself had declined to be interviewed, but Nuzzi figured Trump, as her boss, would be an ideal source.

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Maureen Dowd Says Trump Likes the Violence at His Rallies. He Calls Her ‘Crazy.’

Jenna Johnson, Washington Post – September 17, 2016

Trump fired back at Dowd and the New York Times on Twitter on Saturday afternoon, although it was unclear if he was responding to Dowd’s CNN interview or something else. He twice accused Dowd of not knowing him as well as she claims and also called her “wacky,” “crazy” and “a neurotic dope” whose interviews are “boring.”

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CNN’s Christiane Amanpour Criticizes The Media’s Frenzy Over Clinton’s Health

Cat Duffy, Media Matters – September 12, 2016

During the September 12 edition of CNN International’s Amanpour, Amanpour highlighted the sexist nature of the media’s coverage of Clinton’s health, asking “Can’t a girl have a sick day or two” and denounced the way in which “overqualified women hav[e] to try a hundred times harder than unqualified men to get a break or even a level playing field.”

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Cokie Roberts: Trump Calling Clinton “Unhinged” Is Code For “We Shouldn’t Elect A Woman”

Tim Hains, Real Clear Politics – August 7, 2016

During ABC’s ‘This Week’ roundtable, panelist Cokie Roberts quips that when Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is ‘unfit’ to be president or ‘unhinged,’ he is really issuing a sexist dogwhistle which “is totally code for we shouldn’t elect a woman. That is exactly what that is.”

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Yesterday, Democrats Nominated Their First Female Presidential Candidate. Today, Trump Told a Woman to ‘Be Quiet’ on Live TV.

Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – July 27, 2016

History was made on Tuesday when Democrats unanimously voted to nominate Hillary Clinton — the first-ever woman candidate — for president of the United States. Clinton simultaneously accepted the nomination and encouraged young girls to follow in her footsteps, and even Bill took on a secondary role. Meanwhile on Wednesday, Donald Trump — the Republican nominee for president — told a female reporter to “be quiet” on live television. 

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