More Magazine Hosts Panel on Women in Politics

The publication's new issue features female journalists on the campaign trail, many of whom were in attendance.

DIFFERENT STANDARDS: Are women in politics, both those who run for office and those who cover them, still more scrutinized than the men? The question was put forth by editor in chief Lesley Jane Seymor at a luncheon Thursday for More magazine’s new issue, which features female journalists on the campaign trail, like CBS’ Norah O’Donnell, MSNBC’s Chris Jansing and columnist Kathleen Parker, all in attendance. The women were all in agreement about the answer. Politico columnist Maggie Haberman offered the case of Michele Bachmann’s failed presidential campaign. Reporters wrote extensively on Bachmann’s headaches, Haberman said, while mostly ignoring Rick Perry’s more debilitating back surgery. “The focus on her looks, the focus on her past, the focus on her weight,” Haberman said. “It is daunting.” It is at this point that we should note Politico wrote 21 posts that mentioned Bachmann and her migraines and only four about Perry’s surgery.

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