News Brief 12/6/2011, Kislev 10, 5772
Good Looking? Run for Congress
Better-looking members of Congress get more TV coverage, perhaps because TV journalists think viewers want to see good-looking people, according to a new University of Haifa study.
The research, published in the journal Political Communication, concluded, "Physical appearance ranked third in the criteria for gaining television coverage, and ranked higher than seniority, position in Congress and legislative activity in this respect.”