On the heels of Tavis Smiley being ‘ordered to pay PBS $1.5 million for violating the network’s ‘morality’ clause,'” one has to wonder was Mr. Smiley just another victim of the news industry’s seductive journalism phenomenon; one more hypersexual male specimen to flush down the proverbial career ending toilet.
When will men and women inside the industry accept the fact that seductive journalism is real; undeniably harming their industry, and that the industry should put into effect drastic measures to preclude journalists [particularly celebrity journalists] from falling victim to it, embarrassing either themselves or the networks they work for.
Ironically, it appears the networks has little interest in getting a handle on seductive journalism, apparently because it believes sex sells — often resulting in journalists, [especially female journalists], overexposing their anatomies; including cleavages, legs and chests, and/or positioning their bodies in ways that’s rather offensive to mature television audiences.
Above image: Typically the way America’s public may expect a female celebrity news anchor [or aspiring thereto], to present herself on national and international television. On the other hand, a male may expose unsightly hair protruding from a loose collared shirt with no tie, or wear too-tight trousers.
Diane Gottsman, a nationally renowned etiquette expert and founder of the Protocol School of Texas stated, “in a corporate world, you want to stand out for your job success and not your cleavage or triple Ds.” She further stated that “more skin is less power.”
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