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Newslady Hardcover – November 5, 2010
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Simpson doesn't hold back as she recounts the decades of sexism and racism she endured at the hands of her journalism colleagues, and some of what she describes is appalling. But her story is ultimately one of triumph, a great ride and a great read.
Ms. Simpson has penned an important book that reflects as much on today's sad state of racial relations in the American media in particular, and in the nation more generally, as was true four decades ago.
This well qualified, savvy, beautiful, experienced, "up-and-coming reporter," was side-tracked and marginalized as well as denigrated until she was forced to resign before she was begun to be taken seriously. After which, she was moved up with the hope by her adversaries that she would be eventually be "moved out:" that is to say, she was put into the "pressure cooker," where she was expected to wither and go away on her own accord, but didn't. She simply got stronger and better.
To the great dismay of her many enemies, she not only survived but thrived: She fielded everything that the racist media organizations could throw at her, enduring both sexually and racially demeaning insults almost on a daily basis. Yet, as the media correspondent who had the closest relationship with the white house and with GWH Bush in particular, and thus normally who would have been given the inside track and expected to move into the slot as her network's white house correspondent, she was instead shunted aside as an "Affirmative Action Baby," and described as being "lazy," in favor of Brit Hume who was chosen over her as the white house correspondent. This was a bitter pill for a journalist who had "cut her bones" and "proven her bona fides" in a field where women and black people were scarce to nonexistent.
Carole tells the story of her family's hardships and disillusionment, including being honest about her own cosmetic surgery, etc.Read more ›
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THIS IS THE KIND OF LEADERSHIP AMERICA NEEDS MORE OF.
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Carole is an amazing story teller and her journey is inspirational!! She highlights the many obstacles she has overcame as an African American woman. Read morePublished on October 5, 2013 by liveloveerika
Carole Simpson was my favorite anchor person back in the day so I was happy when I came upon this book. It was a good read. Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by Sally
NewsLady by Carole Simpson was a great read. I've been a news junkie all my life. It was interesting to read about Carole's career in the news business. Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by Alison Gibson
You follow a determined young Girl with a goal in mind. The story fills in the History behind the events that Carole reported upon, the Troubles she had in a Man's World and the... Read morePublished on February 10, 2013 by Robert N. Guthrie
This was an enjoyable easy read. Lots of insight into TV news history, civil rights, women's rights and a personal story. Three Cheers for Carole Simpson.Published on November 26, 2012 by L. Warren