KIDIST PAULOS ASRAT writes:
In your “Devouring Screen” post, you briefly mentioned “super smart Asian women” in media.
The reality is that these super smart Asian women cave in when the going gets tough.
Matt Lauer, of the morning show Good Morning America, had a big media fall out with his co-host Ann Curry. He was just being the regular aggressive male, staking out his territory, and not being “nice.” Curry got fired, supposedly at Lauer’s recommendation. She left in tears!!!! She was nothing like that “tough and super smart Asian” persona she had been building.
There is another daytime show The Talk, whose “leader” is an Asian woman - Julie Chen, and the rumor was that her husband, Les Moonves, who is head of CBS, kept the show going for subsequent seasons, despite its low ratings. The Talk is a take on The View, under that super smart (earned) Jewish woman Barbara Walters, but it is only a copy. I’m surprised people watch it, but it must be a combination of artificial propping and women who have nothing better to do in the afternoons.