“I just wanted to get a better look at your legs.”—
Police officer to reporter
Afterward, the submitter writes, I realized that this meant the cops had connected me to my car, which explained why I was often followed at night in the next few months while I was working on an investigative story.
“For the amazing joung (sic) blonde journalist who was sitting here: Love you gorgeus. Look around while you’re working, we want to catch your eye. <3”—Anonymous note left for a female sports writer at her desk in the media center at world skiing championships
“I don’t want to do an interview because I’d hate for you to misquote me. I know how hard it can be for women to make it in journalism.”—Politician to a reporter during a door-knocking election campaign