Posts tagged media
Posts tagged media
“Nowadays I can’t even leave the house without seeing an ad featuring properly proportioned women of statistically normal weights,” said San Diego–based civil engineer Spencer DeLane, adding that some of the models’ bodies are “startlingly average.” “Sometimes I don’t even want to go online or turn on the television because I know I’ll see a regular, healthy-looking woman. Don’t these advertisers understand how deeply depressing that is for me?”
“It’s not fair to me, and it’s not fair to other men like me,” he continued. “Having to live with society’s expectations that I accept women just the way they are takes an enormous toll.”
Laverne Cox, in a recent interview with Katie Couric, about the invasive questioning and objectification of trans* people.
CALDWELL, ID — Calling it a vital part of his daily routine, local man and utterly depraved masochist Richard Petrillo revealed to reporters Friday that he enjoys keeping up with the news.
USA Today, that bastion of hard-hitting investigative journalism typically found outside your hotel room door, has reached a new apex by covering some drunken twit’s tweet as newsworthy. However, that’s not the true glory of this blurb.
The second sentence sets a new high for lows in national media: “That’s like in the coma and death range levels of ethanol in her blood.” Read it out loud. It’s the dreaded “like” filler appearing IN WRITING. Really?
What’s next? I predict headlines reading “OMG MILEY UR SO CRAY!”
So Mad Men is a little racier than I remember, what with Don Draper fisting priests and all.
Yes. As my friend Will said, “I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall when the Texas Republicans came to the realization that breaking the rules and lying about it wasn’t going to work in this case. I gotta say, I really didn’t think they were going to reverse course.”
Me neither. CBS News tweeted the entire lifecycle of a lie, when said lie is immediately demonstrated to be one.
Now, about stemming the tide of damage from SCOTUS gutting the Voting Rights Act… without doing that, we’ll see many more — and tougher — fights than this one tonight.
CBS’ twitter feed at 1:49 AM MST, 2:49 AM CST.
Thanks to CBS News, we’ve hit the apex of modern journalism. This is from the top U.S. News section.
For those of you holding your breath, the ground squirrel won.
And no journalistic fucks were given that day.
And yet when you use duct tape, suddenly it’s child abuse. /sarcasm
And worst headline ever, ABC News. That sounds like some horror movie shit, hanging babies from walls.
The headline on this story defines modern journalism.
So what? His wife and child are American citizens, and he was here legally.
Isn’t that how public assistance ideally works? A temporary safety net, right? Relevant: “The state says both Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — his brother and the other bombing suspect — received welfare benefits as children through their parents while the family lived in Massachusetts. Neither was receiving benefits at the time of the bombing.”
Is that the story, the system operated as intended? Or is this non-news dressed up as news just so we hate the bomber (and by extension, his family) a teensy bit more?
I mean, we’re so generous to people living in poverty in this country, and we have no homeless or hungry people ever, so obviously this is big important news — it’s in no way related to some sort of stigma associated with welfare, nope, no sir. /sarcasm
This lovely bit of synergy just happened on my Facebook feed.
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