Search Results for: Carolyn Waldron

Nov 1 1998

Feminists, Prostitutes and Nazis

Media Labeling in the Lewinsky Story

The mainstream media’s campaign to discredit feminist leaders has been a dominant and consistent element of 1998’s ongoing sex spectacle. Feminist politicians and organizational leaders have arguably been opinion leaders for many women voters who elected Clinton in 1992 and 1996 and who support social issues such as abortion rights and affirmative action. These leaders have been under attack, not only by right-wing partisans but by the press itself. The attacks have ranged from subtle but steady biases in coverage–omission of relevant facts from news reports, for example–to wholesale character assassination and name-calling. Media implicitly tell us how to rank […]