Gender Equality for Strip Club Patrons/Executives?

October 24th, 2005 2:18 PM

How easy is it to turn every issue into a PC propaganda tool for the purpose of setting gender against gender? The Today Show answers that question on a regular basis, and this morning was no exception.

By now, most of us have heard of the communications company executive that allegedly ran up a $241,000 credit card bill at a notorious Manhattan strip club. Upon hearing of this story, was your first reaction to decry the lack of opportunity for female executives to do business the same way? It was if you are Katie Couric.

On this morning's Today Show, Katie Couric introduced a segment devoted to the $241,000 strip club escapade by stating, in so many words, that it is unfair that male executives can entertain their clientele at strip clubs, while female executives don't really have that option. Couric compared this "issue" to male executives that take their clients golfing, thus gaining an advantage over female executives.

The interviews included a much broader discussion, but the fact remains that Today's introduction to this story twisted what otherwise was nothing more than a disputed bonehead series of spending decisions into another battle in the PC created gender war.