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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sundance: 'Missrepresentation' Explores Treatment of Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton by MSM

The documentary "Missrepresentation," directed by Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom's wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom, explores how mainstream media undermines American women in influential positions, and the impact this makes on young girls.

It also challenges what it says is the media's often disparaging portrayal of women. In particular, "Missrepresentation" devotes quite a bit of time to how Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton were covered by mainstream media in the 2008 presidential elections.

"The idea for the film came to me as I watched the 2008 presidential campaign and saw this sexism and double standard that was directed towards Hilary Clinton and Sarah Palin, and some of the wives whose husbands were running for office. It really upset and affected me," Siebel Newsom told FOX411's Pop Tarts at the premiere in Park City, Utah over the weekend. "I knew I wanted to have children someday (she now has a two-year-old daughter and is pregnant with a son) and I was worried about raising a daughter in a world that objectifies women to such an extreme."
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom concurred, saying Palin was treated abominably. (Continues here)

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