Let’s briefly size up MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle: Chest out and arms forward in a body-fitted red dress is still a seductive journalism technique; one that’s unbecoming of any professional journalist who’s serious about the news business.
Although Stephanie has a nice physique [particularly considering her age], it appears she’s auditioning for a modeling or entertainment position, rather than trying to craft an image in the minds of viewership that parallels any professional side of the news industry. With all due respect to Mrs. Ruhle, perhaps she could take some professional dress tips from her colleague Andrea Mitchell. Andrea is usually well-dressed for the cameras. As always, Ali on the other hand looks like a sharp news professional, carried over from his Al Jazeera America days.
All considered, American male journalists tend to dress the part in anchor and commentary roles, while American female journalists and commentaries tend to overexpose themselves; particularly concerning cleavage and revealing dresses, it’s as if they are trying to use their anatomies to help sell the news.
Let’s not forget; the news business is not about sexy, it’s about disseminating authentic news. However, mainstream media appears to want to make the news industry sleazy and sexy, an endeavor that continues to haunt a declining industry of honesty and truth-telling.
Too much exposure of breasts, cleavages, chests [including male chests], butts and legs are putting mainstream news media in a position in that it could likely compete with the soft porn industry.