Posts Tagged: media

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Top Ten differences between White Terrorists and Others | Informed Comment

I can’t decide which is the most damning comment on our media, politicians and law enforcement, but it’s probably this:

8. Nobody thinks white terrorists are typical of white people. But other terrorists are considered paragons of their societies.

Pretty much.

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Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance - The Daily Beast

Let me go further: Ashley Judd is a BAMF. This isn’t a “slap”; it’s a smackdown.

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Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante?

If by “truth vigilante”, you mean challenging assertions by those about whom the paper writes…

I’m looking for reader input on whether and when New York Times news reporters should challenge “facts” that are asserted by newsmakers they write about.

Oh. In that case: OF COURSE, YOU FUCKING TOOL. THE PAPER, AND EVERY OTHER, SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOING THAT ALREADY.

And people wonder why voters make stupid choices…

(The Public Editor - NYTimes.com; h/t to Daring Fireball)

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"All too often, secrecy surrounding someone’s sexuality is imposed upon that person by the straight society surrounding them. It’s the “I don’t want to hear about it” attitude which reached its nadir in the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. Many gay professionals — I’m tempted to say most gay professionals, at least outside the creative industries — act very much in line with an implicit policy of don’t-ask-don’t-tell; coming out to co-workers is done individually, on a case-by-case basis, and acts as a sign of deeper friendship and outside-of-work socialization. And it contrasts quite sharply with the overt displays of straight employees who happily plaster their cubicles with photos of their spouses and children or unselfconsciously talk about the attractiveness of members of the opposite sex."

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Why I’m talking about Tim Cook’s sexuality | Felix Salmon

Salmon makes the persuasive case here, which is that American society’s default status for anyone is “straight” and it involves heteronormative behavior that we know is common. I’m not crazy about it, but my [thethirdshift's] argument is pretty much blown to bits here. 

(via thethirdshift)

(via thethirdshift)

Source: blogs.reuters.com
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Post-Jaypocalyptic Fiction: The History-Rewriting Begins

From Time.com.  I may have to repost this a few times over the next couple of months.

Source: TIME