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Sartorial splendor and Carly Fiorina

A News.com reader writes: I don't think it's worthwhile or even proper to criticize journalists for reporting trivia.

     

      
    Sartorial splendor and Carly Fiorina

    In response to the Dec. 14 column by Charles Cooper, "Carly and the gender agenda":

    As a journalist you should know that what we call news is actually a form of entertainment. Thus, any interesting tidbits will be reported on, relevant or not. Regarding Carly Fiorina, you say: "Still, I can't recall any big spreads regaling readers about the sartorial splendor of Compaq CEO Michael Capellas."

    The problem is that you picked the wrong guy: We certainly do hear about the sartorial splendor of Larry Ellison, Steve Jobs and Jean-Marie Messier! We also hear about Bill Gates' squeaky voice and Scott McNealy's hockey playing. How relevant is this information?

    I don't think it's worthwhile or even proper to criticize journalists for reporting trivia. However, we should clearly and boldly object to reporting lies, half-truths and misleading statements.

    David Boxenhorn
    Moshav Beit Meir, Israel