Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Seattle Weekly calls out Seattle Times over Spokane police chief

Posted on Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 10:39 AM

Seattle Weekly's blog, the Daily Weekly, took on The Seattle Times yesterday, calling it "subconsciously sexist."

In question were The Times' bios of the 11 finalists for the city's top cop position. Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick is one of three women finalists for the job. 

"Of the eight men up for the gig, nary a negative word is written. All you get are promotions and accolades," the blog wrote. "Contrast that with how The Times treats the three women in the running."

The Times mentioned the police guild's recent no-confidence vote in Kirkpatrick, and other criticisms against Des Moines Police Chief Judy Bradshaw and the former chief of police for Elgin, Ill., Lisa Womack.

The same level of criticism, the blog noted, was lacking for the male candidates.

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