David Bauder reports that ABC’s “soft news” includes a greater emphasis on health, medicine and family stories — content that is a match for the “World News” audience, which is 60 percent female.
“World News” Executive Producer Michael Corn tells Bauder “the broadcast reflects Sawyer’s sense of curiosity and adventure … It does more on health matters, for example, because health has a real impact on people’s lives.”
As for that news that women supposedly want, apparently when they say “women” they really mean “rich mommies with no health problems at all,” because this is a sampling of headlines fromABC News’s Health section:
Should parents monitor college kids’ Facebook pages for signs of alcohol abuse?
‘Maybe-Baby’ Mindset Can Put Mom and Baby in Harms Way
About half the stories are about not fucking up your kids, MOM. Dad, of course, having nothing to do with the parenting, much less actually worrying about the kids’ health. That’s for the chicks to think about.
Other stories feature menopause, breast cancer and pap smears, just to reinforce the idea that the only things women have to worry about becoming sick from are their reproductive organs. All you ladies with lung cancer and heart disease? Better wait for a rich and/or famous woman to make those “women’s health” issues. All you girls out there debilitated by asthma, MS, leukemia? Those stories won’t let us show a mammogram on TV, so whatever, deal with it on your own.
ps. That last is a particularlyrepulsive story about how if you’re not totally concentrating on getting pregnant and making your body a sacred vessel, you might pickle your infant by pouring a splash of red into your spaghetti sauce. Stop drinking five years before you plan to get pregnant, you whores!