Jeri Thompson talks to John Hawkins about the (mal) treatment of a href="http://www.rightwingnews.com/mt331/2007/12/an_interview_with_fred_thompso_1.php"conservative women by the media:/abr /br /blockquoteWhat I think is probably of more interest to some of your readers is the fact that conservative women get such a different treatment in the press, including the women's press, than the Democrats.br /br /For goodness sake, Hillary has been on the cover of most women's magazines and had glowing reports on everything she has ever touched. Michelle Obama actually could stand up in an Annie Leibovitz spread in Vogue magazine with her finger pointed at her husband's campaign manager, telling him what to do in the caption, and I don't think that Cindy, or Judith, or I, could get away with such a thing./blockquotebr /br /No, I doubt you could. Libertarian and conservative women are treated with disdain (if they are interviewed at all) by the liberal media, including what are supposed to be "women's" magazines. Myrna Blyth, ex-editor of span style="font-style:italic;"Ladies' Home Journal/span in her book a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312336071?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0312336071" span style="font-style:italic;"Spin Sisters/span/aimg src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0312336071" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" / "bashes the Left on grounds that the Spin Sisters (her name for the female media elite) need women to think of themselves as victims if they are going to look for help from a liberal government." Naturally, these magazines emphasize how women are supposed to vote for Democrats (preferably women!) to save the day with "free" government programs that nurture, build self-esteem and promote dependency. No way are they going to give positive press to women like Jeri and other outsiders who don't march in line with the rest of the "good girls." Perhaps the a href="http://www.wisdomquotes.com/002317.html""feminist" slogan/a "well-behaved women rarely make history" should be changed to "only well-behaved women make the cover of span style="font-style:italic;"Vogue./span"
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