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Female Reporter Rebukes “House Of Cards”

We’re surprised it took this long but a female scribe in Washington, D.C. is finally debunking the “popular fiction” that female politicos use sex to advance their professional careers. This “fiction” is a primary focus of House of Cards, a critically acclaimed Netflix original series about a conniving congressman who…

We’re surprised it took this long but a female scribe in Washington, D.C. is finally debunking the “popular fiction” that female politicos use sex to advance their professional careers.

This “fiction” is a primary focus of House of Cards, a critically acclaimed Netflix original series about a conniving congressman who uses an ambitious young female reporter to advance his nefarious ends (as well as his sexual desires). In one scene, a veteran female reporter who uncovers their relationship empathizes with her younger colleague, saying “we’ve all done it.”

Not so says Marin Cogan of The New Republic, who not only rebukes this premise but goes a step further and places the blame for this perception almost exclusively on male shoulders.

“We have not ‘all done it …'” Cogan writes, referring to the House of Cards screenplay. “And yet, the reporter-seductress stereotype persists, in part because some men in Washington refuse to relinquish it.”

Wait … so women sleeping their way to the top in Washington is a male-created problem?

Cogan isn’t done with her dude-bashing …

“Studies suggest that men are more likely than women to interpret friendly interest as sexual attraction, and this is a constant hazard for women in the profession,” she writes.

Really?

“Tell that to the last woman who offered to suck my dick in exchange for a friendly story,” this website’s founding editor interjected.

Look, we don’t doubt that there are men in Washington who are absolute pigs – in addition to full-on fascists. And we don’t doubt that there are female reporters who have to put up with all sorts of bullshit and harassment from them. But to presume that men are unilaterally responsible – or even predominantly responsible – for the slew of unethical interaction between reporters and sources (or aspiring politicos and established ones) is ridiculous.

Seriously … in addition to the “negotiable virtue” of far too many professional women, does Cogan not believe women in power also leak stories to sexy male scribes in exchange for some of their “negotiable virtue?”

Personally we don’t give a rat’s ass if reporters bang their sources. In fact we know one prominent national reporter covering presidential politics in South Carolina who has banged practically every young Republican girl in the state.

And so what?

This is a marketplace of ideas, people – and we don’t begrudge people for doing what they have to do to get ahead in that marketplace (unless of course it involves wasting tax dollars). At the end of the day stories are either good (like this one) or they suck … whether anybody got sucked in the process is usually irrelevant.

As the editor of the sports website Deadspin once observed, “it’s all professional wrestling” anyway.

What we refuse to tolerate is any more of this sanctimonious, “woe are we”  female victimization babble. Frankly, we have more respect for women who sleep their way to the top than women who bitch and moan about men being responsible for all their problems.

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20 comments

CNSYD February 28, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Hard time believing Helen Thomas “slept her way” to the “top”.

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Sailor February 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm

You just made me gag!

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BigT February 28, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Michelle, Hilliary and Helen Thomas. How ’bout a Liberal Nude calender w/ those 3 and Rosie O’Donnell, Adrea Mirchell, Joey Behar and Whoopi Goldberg…REAL Leftwing Bags…

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Smirks February 28, 2013 at 5:46 pm

That’s just terrible. Worst mental image ever.

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CNSYD February 28, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Hard time believing Helen Thomas “slept her way” to the “top”.

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Sailor February 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm

You just made me gag!

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BigT February 28, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Michelle, Hilliary and Helen Thomas. How ’bout a Liberal Nude calender w/ those 3 and Rosie O’Donnell, Adrea Mirchell, Joey Behar and Whoopi Goldberg…REAL Leftwing Bags…

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Smirks February 28, 2013 at 5:46 pm

That’s just terrible. Worst mental image ever.

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BigT February 28, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Now FITS is using Netflix as his source for his “vast” political knowledge and commentary…
When his Nikki tale “CRASHED” on his tiny hard-drive, I’m guessing fiction is as good as anything else. When you can’t think for yourselves, may as well let the liberals think for you…
My, my…The genius of FITS…No wonder Sanford ended up so well, w/ a brain-child like FITS advising him…

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Please March 1, 2013 at 9:33 am

Ha! Yeah. I was wondering why this was a “story.” It’s not. Dude, your “political” blog is quickly becoming nothing but political gossip and conspiracy theories – even more than it was before the redesign.

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BigT February 28, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Now FITS is using Netflix as his source for his “vast” political knowledge and commentary…
When his Nikki tale “CRASHED” on his tiny hard-drive, I’m guessing fiction is as good as anything else. When you can’t think for yourselves, may as well let the liberals think for you…
My, my…The genius of FITS…No wonder Sanford ended up so well, w/ a brain-child like FITS advising him…

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Please March 1, 2013 at 9:33 am

Ha! Yeah. I was wondering why this was a “story.” It’s not. Dude, your “political” blog is quickly becoming nothing but political gossip and conspiracy theories – even more than it was before the redesign.

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Laughing South of Broad February 28, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Many, many people of both genders sleep their way to the Top of the professional world. I saw it in law school with girls sleeping with law professors and judges. Attractive young gay men do the same thing with older men. Look at how many attractive (younger) women date or marry old goats. I often see women dating or marrying just for money or high status. I think you can choose to do this or not. We are a meritocracy and frankly one’s good looks are part of your resume. I think it is a matter of your personal principles. Common whores walk the strip in the sleazy part of town. Educated, elite whores sleep with bosses, teachers, officials, anyone who can advance their career. Men and women can be whores.

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I hate professorial comments February 28, 2013 at 5:21 pm

You write like a queer son, have you been kneeling beneath the bench ‘a pole sucking

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Laughing South of Broad February 28, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Many, many people of both genders sleep their way to the Top of the professional world. I saw it in law school with girls sleeping with law professors and judges. Attractive young gay men do the same thing with older men. Look at how many attractive (younger) women date or marry old goats. I often see women dating or marrying just for money or high status. I think you can choose to do this or not. We are a meritocracy and frankly one’s good looks are part of your resume. I think it is a matter of your personal principles. Common whores walk the strip in the sleazy part of town. Educated, elite whores sleep with bosses, teachers, officials, anyone who can advance their career. Men and women can be whores.

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I hate professorial comments February 28, 2013 at 5:21 pm

You write like a queer son, have you been kneeling beneath the bench ‘a pole sucking

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rwwllms February 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Yeah, we all know that everything seen on TV is real. Especially fictional characters and and story lines on fictional shows.

Just like a liberal to get so torn up over fiction while completely ignoring reality.

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rwwllms February 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Yeah, we all know that everything seen on TV is real. Especially fictional characters and and story lines on fictional shows.

Just like a liberal to get so torn up over fiction while completely ignoring reality.

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Cleveland Steamer March 1, 2013 at 1:41 am

We need another series like “24” to show us life imitates art, or is it the other way around. Some people have morals, and usually take it in the ass in this life. At least they can sleep more soundly.

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Cleveland Steamer March 1, 2013 at 1:41 am

We need another series like “24” to show us life imitates art, or is it the other way around. Some people have morals, and usually take it in the ass in this life. At least they can sleep more soundly.

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