Old Girls Club In Broadcast
It is an interesting point. Could it just be that the softening of broadcast news -- the obsession with celebrities, for example -- isn't caused by men who are smart on their listener demographics, but by women gaining control of the newsroom?
The veteran BBC newsreader Michael Buerk has complained that "almost all the big jobs in broadcasting [are] held by women," and that men have been reduced to "sperm donors".
The former Nine O'Clock News presenter, who now reads the news on BBC World, also said that the "shift in the balance of power between the sexes" has gone too far, saying that "life is now lived in accordance with women's rules".
h/t Media Bistro