Sarah Tressler — the Houston Chronicle’s society writer who reportedly moonlights as a stripper — hasn’t commented yet on the Houston Press’s story from yesterday, and I’m also waiting to hear back from Chronicle editor Jeff Cohen to see what he has to say about the Press piece. (UPDATE: Cohen called back and declined comment.) In the meantime, I’ll share some of the comments that have been posted on my Facebook wall:
I still don’t understand why people are getting worked up. So effing what? If journalists had to agree to “morals clauses,” there wouldn’t be any journalists. We smoke, drink, brawl, cheat on our spouses and dress badly. The last is by far the worst offense, so I guess it’s better to not dress at all ….
She should be commended. Pimps can be a lot better than editors.
C. Claiborne Ray
My very first thought was why does she need to supplement her income?
Mine too. If journalists were paid right, this would be a non-issue. I spent three years in the ’90s working as a reporter by day and managing a video store by night. You do what you gotta do to keep up with the rent, the car insurance and the cocaine habit.
I never even knew this was an option. My whole journalism career could have gone completely different! :)
Oh puleeze!!! Get off her back!! She’s not doing anything wrong!!! Can we just get out of the medieval period already!! Are we really this prudish?? Get over it!!! It’s her life and you have no right to judge!! Go dig up a real story!!!
We had an interesting assortment of society (lifestyle) editors at the papers where I have worked, but none to match this.
What kind of hardworking journalist has time to work a second job as stripper?
Jeremy D. Bonfiglio
What kind of hardworking stripper has time to work a second job as a journalist?
John Nova Lomax
Conflict of interest my wife pointed out: she has to pretend not to know the husbands she meets through job A while she is on the clock (or pole) at job B. Yeah, it’s just society BS, but still, there are some standards here.
I’m not sure how she types with those stripper nails (in her FB photos). And wouldn’t they have given her away? What journalist or even society writer wears those? [Note: Her "Diary of an Angry Stripper" Facebook page was taken down yesterday.]