Early Show Fails on Facebook Fiasco
On December 31st, CBS Early Show host Maggie Rodriguez covered the battle between Facebook and its users regarding the posting of revealing breastfeeding photos. But Rodriguez failed to mention the personal responsibility of the users uploading inappropriate content.
The Early Show reported on Farley's frustration with Facebook, including that she joined a group of over 90,000 members titled, “Hey Facebook, Breastfeeding is not obscene.” Farley also led a protest of other proud breastfeeding mothers outside Facebook's headquarters in
To round out the discussion, Rodriguez hosted a “debate” between Andy Silverman, author of the book “Mama's Know Breast,” and Jeff Jarvis, New York University Professor of Journalism. Silverman came to the defense of the mothers in the Facebook group saying, “I think they're just astounded that Facebook would even take this position in the first place because breast-feeding isn't something sexual,” she said. “It's natural. And it's what our bodies were intended to do,” said Silverman.
Erin Brown is an intern at the Culture and Media Institute, a division of the