- In her column, Rothstein includes an "initial sampling" of what she considers to be provocative Twitter photos. She asks people to send her more examples.
- The story has been generating buzz and criticism on Twitter, and Rothstein has responded to a lot of it. Here's a sampling of some readers' tweets and Rothstein's @FishbowlDC responses.
- — FishbowlDC (@FishbowlDC)Thu, Feb 23 2012 18:58:34And to all the sexism accusers out there: This is a first broaching of the issue. Doesn't mean we won't pursue it and learn more.
- Many took Rothstein's post as an opportunity to criticize FishbowlDC.
- Some responded with sarcasm and crass humor.
- — Maureen O'Connor (@maureenoco)Thu, Feb 23 2012 19:15:08AGREE. Just look at this shoulder-baring skank http://www.observer.com/2010/politics/fishbowldcs-betsy-rothstein-has-beef-washington-post …com/2FishbowlDCcs/fishbowldcs-betsy-rothstein-has-bee http://mbist.ro/yVTUHf @FishbowlDC: Female reporters go for sexpot look http://mbist.ro/yVTUHf
- — Maureen O'Connor (@maureenoco)Thu, Feb 23 2012 19:17:36
- — Maureen O'Connor (@maureenoco)Thu, Feb 23 2012 19:20:28Oh no, @FishbowlDC and I are trapped in an infinite loop of journalist slut-shaming. Better go tweet some "sexpot pictures" of my ankles.
- — Lisa McIntire (@LisaMcIntire)Thu, Feb 23 2012 19:17:32Why so mean, @FishbowlDC? Can't you see from my Twitter pic that I'm just a pathetic sexpot, baring my shoulders for attention?
- — Ned Resnikoff (@resnikoff)Thu, Feb 23 2012 19:28:09For someone who makes a career out of intruding on the privacy of others, @FishbowlDC does not have terribly thick skin. Figures?
Are female journalists on campaign trail going for 'sexpot look'?
Betsy Rothstein, editor of FishbowlDC, thinks so. In a blog post Thursday, Rothstein said "an unusual trend is developing among campaign & White House reporters" who are using "provocative" Twitter photos.
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