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MISADVENTURES IN SIDELINE REPORTING

There’s a troubling dynamic in our modern society, which we’ll call for lack of a better term the “People Tell Me I’m Pretty So I Want To Be On TV” phenomenon. As a result, we’re forced to tolerate plenty of stooges whose presence on the air is premised not on a genuine passion for the subject matter about which they’re speaking, but because people tell them they’re pretty. So they want to be on TV. And before you fill up the comments box with accusations of sexism, it’s no gender specific (e.g., Stone Phillips). On Sunday, however, the “People Tell Me I’m Pretty So I Want To Be On TV” phenomenon unfolded during the Seahawks-Niners game as a result of the efforts of a female sideline reporter.

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UPDATE: Apparently, she’s the same person whose career at ESPN was marred by this relatively minor blunder.

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