Missed it by that much

A question for the NY Times Photo Editor: what were you going for with this picture atop a story on sexism in the media?

Edgy? Provocative? Witty?

You missed. Just thought you'd like to know.

From the article, though, it seems someone got it:

Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic Party, who says he was slow to pick up on charges of sexism because he is not a regular viewer of cable television, is taking up the cause after hearing an outcry from what he described as a cross-section of women, from individual voters to powerful politicians and chief executives.

“The media took a very sexist approach to Senator Clinton’s campaign,” Mr. Dean said in a recent interview.

“It’s pretty appalling,” he said, adding that the issue resonates because Mrs. Clinton “got treated the way a lot of women got treated their whole lives.”

Mr. Dean and others are now calling for a “national discussion” of sexism.
If you go to the article looking for a legitimate self-examination by the media of their own sexism, don't even bother clicking--you'll be disappointed, if not outright angered by the casual dismissing of the issue by not only the Times but by the other media outlets mentioned. The photo, cutting Senator Clinton's head off to identify her by her boobs, tells you all you need to know.

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