We get this question all the time. Why does media report news as a sport with shouting fests? Why can't we be civil? Why so much partisanship? #SECuppAnswers
S.E. calls it supply and demand. If we viewers stop going to loudest, screamiest voices it will change. She thinks that there is no appetite on market to take this temperature down (Unfortunately!!)
Do you think it is possible to restore civility in media? Let us know your thoughts in comments.
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In this short video, S.E. Cupp says "My message to Women when it comes to Social Media is stay engaged. I know it can be a nasty place. But it can also be a real place for good. That's what I found anyway"
I completely agree with her about the nasty comments out there. Women conservative journalists like her are often the target. As she says, There is the idea that we put ourselves as paragons of virtue, so there is an interest in tearing that apart and objectifying us, making us look only like sex objects instead of high-minded, intellectual, academic people that we are
This is precisely the reason why I started this fansite. S.E.Cupp is an intelligent, insightful, and of-course obviously a beautiful journalist. But comments in social media on her videos and posts are painful to see. Half the comments (and sometimes more) talks about dress, looks, shoes and everything else irrelevant to the work she does. Like she says, people objectify her. Intent of our website is to reject those and adore her for what she is. Yes she is dead-drop gorgeous. But we adore her for her values, principles and intellect too.
Hers is a courageous voice of reason. Her's is an important voice on variety of social issues. She is a role model for aspiring journalists. Her message needs to be heard by next generation and our mission is to get that message across.
Thank you S.E. Cupp for all you do. People like you make the society a better place.
In one of the rare occasions where she wrote about a peer journalist, S.E. Cupp says to Megyn Kelly
"Walking away from this mess (politics) is a luxury Megyn Kelly cannot afford if she wants viewers to trust her and continue to watch her on a new platform.
Nor should she want to. She’s uniquely skilled at skimming through partisan talking points to get to the heart of a matter. She’s preternaturally unafraid of powerful people. And she’s tough without being mean-spirited or smug."
Now looking back this quote in a hindsight in 2019, how prophetic those words were. Megyn's strength is in covering politics. Her soft-political show at NBC fell short of her potential
Full article below:
Source: Chicago Sun Times
On a day dominated by political headlines — President Trump’s continued war on the NFL anthem protests, the Republicans’ failing health-care efforts, a new travel ban, saber-rattling from North Korea, an important election looming in Alabama, and I could go on and on — Megyn Kelly launched her much-hyped eponymous fourth hour of the “Today” show on NBC Monday by explaining, “The truth is, I am kind of done with politics for now.”
It’s a nice thought — I have it daily. But unfortunately it isn’t reality. If she wants to succeed at the peacock network — and I sincerely hope she does — she’ll need to reconsider.
If you caught Kelly’s 9 a.m. debut, you might find yourself nodding along with the critical consensus that the former Fox News anchor known for sparring with liberal opponents and asking then-candidate Donald Trump tough debate questions seemed out of place in the new hug-plagued environs where tears are heartily shed and celebrity guests are heartily cajoled.
I have no desire to join the pile-on of Kelly. So I’ll be the first to point out that this isn’t totally fair.
For one, left-leaning media and industry critics were never going to be truly objective. While each may acknowledge she’s a talented broadcaster, they still see her as tainted by Fox and all that represents to them — the “fanatical” far right, a bevvy of unserious “anchor babes,” unchecked office sexism, and a culture of sexual harassment.
While that perception of Fox is arguably unshakable at the moment, it also isn’t fair to Kelly, an eagle-eyed former defense attorney whose rigorous journalism and willingness to hit back against powerful Republican men like Trump, Newt Gingrich and even her boss Roger Ailes set her apart from others at the network.
Meantime, NBC viewers, and in particular “Today” show viewers, are fiercely protective of the brand and, thanks in large part to the current popularity of its cable arm MSNBC, of its left-leaning bona fides. Giving the former Fox News host a chance is a tough ask of people who were told nightly by MSNBC’s primetime stars that Fox News viewers were backwards, racist conspiracy theorists.
It also didn’t help that in the run-up to Kelly’s debut, the network gave her a Sunday night show in which she interviewed big-name political figures, from Alex Jones to J.D. Vance to Vladimir Putin, and covered topics like Russian collusion and coal miners-turned-computer-programmers. This was hardly the way to prepare 9 a.m. audiences for her new off-politics morning-show endeavor.Much of this is out of Kelly’s control. But what isn’t is what she chooses to cover. And here’s where I’ll be brutally honest with Kelly, precisely because I think we need her more than ever and I want her show to thrive.
Believe me, I get up every morning hoping that I won’t have to spend the full hour of my own show covering politics. But as this weekend illustrated, politics is now in everything, from football to hurricanes to the Emmys to the opioid epidemic. To ask an audience to put politics aside for an hour a day is downright nostalgic.
It’s also kind of irresponsible. In some part because of cable news and those of us who’ve made it our home these past years, the country is more polarized than ever. Walking away from this mess is a luxury Megyn Kelly cannot afford if she wants viewers to trust her and continue to watch her on a new platform.
Nor should she want to. She’s uniquely skilled at skimming through partisan talking points to get to the heart of a matter. She’s preternaturally unafraid of powerful people. And she’s tough without being mean-spirited or smug.
In addition to adding some lighter fare, Kelly can cover politics and the important stories that matter differently than she did at Fox, and even differently than her new colleagues do in primetime. But she can’t not cover them at all.
Calmly guiding her new viewers through this frenetic, chaotic and often unsettling political reality we’re living in isn’t just her talent, it’s her duty.
Cupp is host of “S.E. Cupp Unfiltered” on HLN.
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