"Pantyhose debate exposes age gap," said the ABC news online headline but the linked video did no such thing; instead, it was a story about a business in Kansas that required female employees to wear 'em, contrasted with some on-the-sidewalks interviews with NYC office workers, who mostly go bare-legged. (Hey, don't look at me, I wear jeans to work. Every day. And even denim get torn up. I do not fly a desk).
Meh. I was expectin' to hear that older businesstypes were wearin' hose and younger ones were not and would not have been surprised to see the Authorized Journalists miss the point of varicose veins and support hose, 'cos one does not stay toned and unmarked forever, especially drivin' a desk on wages that don't support serious workout time.
Hah! Not even a mention that women live past, say, 35. Which is kinda freaky, given that at least one of the reporters in the video is well past that age. Plenty of coverage of the new, modern, wowie instant spray-on tanners (oh, liberation: leg makeup. Yeah) and the obligatory Sex and the City clip, 'cos that's like real and now.
Old Media: missin' the mark by miles since the Nixon-Kennedy debates. Now more than ever.
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