North Dakota Capitol reporters repeatedly warned about wearing revealing clothing

Categories: Media beefs
Image by Tatiana Craine -- Flickr photos from Jacrews7 and SashaW
Scandalously clad reporters? Just another reason why NoDak is so damn sexy!
We know it's sexy time all the time in Fargo, but you'd think things would be less hot and heavy in the Capitol pressroom in Bismarck.

SEE ALSO: Biden to NoDak Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's family: "Spread your legs. You're going to be frisked" [VIDEO]

Nonetheless, North Dakota legislators are apparently especially concerned about Capitol reporters trotting around in revealing clothing. Twice this legislative session -- and despite no evidence that scantily clad ink-stained wretches have ever existed in Bismarck -- reporters have been warned to keep their sexy attire at home.

From an Associated Press rundown of last week's activities in North Dakota's phallic-looking Capitol:
BAREFOOT REPORTERS IN TUBE TOPS?

In the Capitol pressroom, reporters have been informed for the second time this session that tank tops and tube tops will not be tolerated "without additional covering."

The rules issued by the North Dakota Legislature's Republican majority leaders and sergeants-at-arms also forbids reporters from going barefoot or intentionally displaying undergarments or bare midriffs.

Granted, most reporters aren't fashion plates but even the longest-tenured, grizzled journalists covering the Capitol can't recall such violations.

"Policies Governing Media In The Chamber" is posted prominently in the Capitol media room.
We bet you're shocked to learn that Republicans have supermajorities in both houses of NoDak's state legislature, aren't you?

-- h/t: Robin Marty --


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teeessiii
teeessiii

These conservative nutjobs need to start working for their money instead of whining about insignificant garbage like this. Shut up and get to work, worthless bagger fools, the taxpayers aren't paying you to sit on your rear ends and manufacture this junk!

fredschum
fredschum

Back in 1977 I was a photographer/writer on the Democratic Caucus staff at the ND legislature. There was a dress rule that men had to wear suits and ties in chambers. Three of us ignored the rule, me and two working class legislators. Nothing happened.

calenti
calenti

I'm betting it's a cut-and-paste from a corporate guide they found via Google. Shows the care and thought that goes into most legislation.

webcelt
webcelt

Wow, conservatives suffering an obsession with how women dress --- who'd a thunk it?

TheConservativeJerk
TheConservativeJerk topcommenter

Hold on.This is exactly what we need to get people interested in politics and help the effort of pulling people’s head from their ass.

Instead, we get an electorate that may never understand basic budgetary economics.Thus going through life voting democrat

Cara Flora
Cara Flora

no state more intimidated by women than SD

Cara Flora
Cara Flora

they should just make women illegal in South Dakota and get it over with already.

heatherdawn
heatherdawn

The North Dakota Legislature only has one House.  Yet another way my birth state is an oddity.

ThatGirl
ThatGirl

Wait, so does that photo have anything to do with this??

tim_dailey_
tim_dailey_

Stupid that it is a crime...what a $ game.

David Gustafson
David Gustafson

Doesn't this just make you wish that the male reporters have a tube-top day at the legislature? And not with a cover-up jacket, either.

atrupar
atrupar moderator

@heatherdawn"The Legislative Assembly consists of a Senate and a House of Representatives.  The Senate may consist of 40-54 members and the House may consist of 80-108 members, depending on the number of senatorial districts." -- From NoDok's government website http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly

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