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Christine O’Donnell’s Pubic Hair Turns Gawker Into A Tabloid Whore

by | 29th, October 2010

GAWKER is in a spot of bother with its story on Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell’s pubic hair. The story is written the first person and details an alleged no-sex sexual encounter between the writer, then aged 25, and Tea Party favourite O’Donnell in her mid-thirties. The story is three years old.

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It’s the kind of thing you might read in the British tabloids. It’s a salacious, women-hating, sexually-driven smear. The US does not have a tabloid industry like in the UK. It’s tabloids are celebrity targeted and weekly. But Gawker fills the gap for a daily read pretty well. And now it has entered into  red-top territory:

O’Donnell’s camp released statement saying:

“This story is just another example of the sexism and slander that female candidates are forced to deal with.”

That’s right. The tabloids hate ambitious women. If they are also attractive and sexually active, the tabloids will go for them. Gawker is just a tabloid doing what tabloids do.

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Gawker milks the attention, as it must, and sticks the statement up at the top of its site. It’s the Daily Mail’ s Jan Moir approach to journalism so long

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