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Fri Jul 6, 2012, 03:24 AM

Are you offended that so many cable news shows are highlighting women's legs?

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First of all I'd like to say I am a woman and I am NOT a prude and there is nothing wrong with women showing their legs.


I'm not going to post photos because all the examples I've found are copy-written.

But here are a few examples, if you've watched any of the below mentioned shows I am guessin' you've noticed.

1) On FoxNews Megan Kelley's desk has a clear plexiglass front that frames her legs and the network has even given her a clear plexiglass box to rest her feet on so that her feet do not dangle. It is bizarre.

2) On 'The Five' on FoxNews they have Kimberly Guilfoyle sitting at the left of the table so her legs can always stretch out in front of the table - but they have Dana Perino behind the table where her legs do not show probably because she has short legs due to being five foot one inch tall.

3) On Fox & Friends early in the morning they ALWAYS have a woman in the center of the couch with a very short skirt.

4) And even on MSNBC the other day I noticed a couple of shows that were highlighting women's legs (can't remember which ones at the moment)

So the question is: Do you think it is offensive for the networks to be 'showcasing' women's legs on cable news shows?


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Yes, it's highly offensive.
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Yes, it's sorta offensive.
1 (20%)
No, I've never noticed.
3 (60%)
No, that is why I watch 'em.
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Reply Are you offended that so many cable news shows are highlighting women's legs? (Original post)
Tx4obama Jul 2012 OP
OffWithTheirHeads Jul 2012 #1
MrSlayer Jul 2012 #2
Tx4obama Jul 2012 #3
wandy Jul 2012 #4
Mponti Jul 2012 #5
hobbit709 Jul 2012 #6
MadHound Jul 2012 #7
NNN0LHI Jul 2012 #8
TheCowsCameHome Jul 2012 #14
CBGLuthier Jul 2012 #9
Scootaloo Jul 2012 #10
Quantess Jul 2012 #11
Scootaloo Jul 2012 #12
HappyMe Jul 2012 #13
OneTenthofOnePercent Jul 2012 #15
Mr Dixon Jul 2012 #16
Upton Jul 2012 #17
Mike_Valentine Jul 2012 #18
NeverEnuff Jul 2012 #19
GoneOffShore Jul 2012 #20
KharmaTrain Jul 2012 #21

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 03:45 AM

1. If, as you say, "Intelligent adults are watching these shows for news"

They are not intelligent adults. I watched a "Newscast" in Arizona tonight where I could actually see the newsbimbo's undergarments. What passes for news today is newsfotainment and every second of what you see on the T.V. is planned. This was not a slip of the camera, this is propaganda, plain and simple. Hell, if you listen to today's "news", we are not even in a war.

HEY! YOU CAN SEE HER PANTIES! Who the hell cares how many of the rich peoples cannon fodder died today?

Thnk you for your service.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 04:09 AM

2. I don't know what other intelligent adults are offended by.

 

So I can't answer your strangely worded question with any of the responses provided. I don't have a problem looking at a nice set of legs in any situation. However, having the looks supersede the substance is offensive to me personally. That's the Sarah Palin thing, the Faux thing and now the S.E. Cupp thing. Empty heads parroting right wing talking points with no substance but looking pretty fuckable while doing it. Appeal to the lizard brain of the righties. They can only think about one thing at a time. It's very effective.

I find Rachel Maddow to be hotter because of this. I find her attractive because that isn't the focus of her show, even though it could be. She's so much more genuine and personable. She's not afraid to be dorky and she's so comfortable in her skin. Did I mention how smart she is?

Gods, I sound like a teenager.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 04:14 AM

3. Perhaps the question was worded strangely, I've edited and reworded the question :) n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 05:37 AM

4. TV,Movies and news shows have so over used womens legs that I guess....

I just notice any more. Don't get me wrong, even in my advanced years I still enjoy a well turned ankle.
It's just that MSM feels that it is an absolute requirement to flash body parts around and after a while you learn to ignore it.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 05:51 AM

5. As a woman, you missed the point...

It is more prossy than you think....all the leggy women are wearing stilettos....especially on the Five. The cameras frequently zoom out for a panoramic views ...lots of long legs and spiked heals i never see women wear on the street. It is all part of the infotainment for Fox's largely, white, male teabagger types. I've assumed Dana Perino doesn't have the legs to compete in the skin show.

So, it's more about stlletos than legs.

I am a male -- and no, I don't watch the Five....just flipped past and noticed.....it is the dumbest show on cable.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 06:06 AM

6. Han't noticed, but then I don't watch cable news.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 06:24 AM

7. Umm, I don't watch Faux that much to notice, much less be offended.

 

Why are you watching so much? I mean really now, it sounds like you are really studying this matter.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 06:31 AM

8. All the Fox watchers I know can be described as chronic jack offs so it makes sense

So no, I am not offended. Rather have them at home playing with themselves than be out in the general public.

Don

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Response to NNN0LHI (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:03 AM

14. Haha. Good point.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 06:59 AM

9. Not having watched it for over two years it does not offend me.

I have a long list of things that no longer offend me. I have removed these offensive things from my life.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 07:11 AM

10. Never noticed... but then I try to not watch "news" on TV

But, it wouldn't surprise me. Especially with Fox; the typical viewer of Fox values women in proportion to the amount of visible skin.

Noted "no, never noticed" because, well, never noticed, and i'm not sure if it'd be offensive or not.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 07:11 AM

11. No, I don't care. You know what I find offensive?

The sight of Neil Cavuto. That guy is way too ugly to be a "news anchor". His face is ugly, his jowls jiggle, his voice sounds like a muppet character.

If we are going to talk about double standards, how about that? No way would a similarly unattractive woman be allowed to dominate the television screen.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 07:14 AM

12. Neil Cavuto is not ugly.

He is a perfectly formed, nay, exquisite specimen of Psychrolutes marcidus.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 07:15 AM

13. I haven't noticed.

I don't watch Fox at all.
Since I have a good pair of legs myself, why would I find them offensive.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:20 AM

15. No, I like legs... in fact, the men whose legs ar hiden should feel discriminated against.

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:32 AM

16. IMO

This is a great example of controlling the public; males canít see anything but those legs and fantasize about where they meet in the middle, all by design. Offensive to ladies who cares? This is a white manís world, and women should be in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant right. When those legs hit the screen the news sounds like (Charlie Browns teacher wa wa wa) ROFL. This is a great example of how little credit is given to the public for having any type of intelligence, show some legs and a low cut shirt, on blonde hair blue eyed twit and men revert back to Cavemen in seconds, the one truth is if it didnít work then they would not do it.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:38 AM

17. Why would I find women's legs offensive?

This place gets weird sometimes. Burqas anyone?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:52 AM

18. How bout just a "No - not offensive" option

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:52 AM

19. Offensive?

This is so common we hardly notice it anymore. Ever watch the camera angles on Food Network's "Everyday Italian"? The buxom host always leans into a high placed camera with a low cut top. Subliminal shots to distract us from the lack of content. It is a beautiful bow on an empty box.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2012, 09:19 AM

21. Now That You Mention It...

...I do recall seeing Tamron Hall show a little leg now and then and Mika's gams get in the pictures in the bumpers before they go to commercial break. Yawn. But then I've always found it interesting how titilation is used...and, yes it is.

Sex sells...even on cable news...and especially on local news. This is the Joel Cheatwood "if it bleeds it leads" philosophy. He "reinvented" local TV news in the 80s with Don Henley's "bubble-headed bleach blondes" and has been consulting for faux for years. In a highly competitive business where every ratings point matters the networks know that a pretty face keeps dials locked in no matter how vapid they sound.

Short of the rare times where a real emergency is taking place, "news" on the teevee is more infotainment and opionion...especially on the cables. The prime business of these corporates are not to inform but to entertain...and eye candy has and does pull in viewers. Blame human nature...

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