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4:17 PM, August 23rd, 2012

Basically, due to strict laws on the media, British tabloids didn’t want to publish the actual naked photos of Prince Harry. Yesterday morning, we wondered what they would do. Now we know at least one response. 

The Sun has used two stand-ins to recreate the photo: their photo editor Harry Miller and a fashion intern Sophie Henderson. Both Miller and Henderson were “happy to strip,” but just in case that wasn’t enough to calm readers, here’s their full statement made Thursday:

"For anyone worried about whether we were forced against our will to strip off, we are pleased to be able to set the record straight. Please be assured, there is no cover-up at Wapping. It was a bit of harmless fun and we were delighted to have played our part in making the readers laugh," 

5:43 PM, August 16th, 2012

The 10 Smartest Cities (According To Science)

newsweek:

donkeyconk:

newsweek:

Another day, another list! Behold. The 10 “smartest cities” in America.

“Raleigh-Durham” isn’t a city.

You’re not a city.

Mission to civilize. 

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1:37 PM, August 2nd, 2012
motherjones:

ilovecharts:

Super misleading chart from Fox News. A 4.6% increase looks astronomical but is miniscule compared to historical levels
-chaddyr23
This is why I love you guys.

motherjones:

ilovecharts:

Super misleading chart from Fox News. A 4.6% increase looks astronomical but is miniscule compared to historical levels

-chaddyr23

This is why I love you guys.

Reblogged from Really, Fox News?
12:22 PM, August 1st, 2012

markcoatney:

sunfoundation:

Twitter Launches Political Index: The Twitter Pulse Of The Election

Right now, if you want to know how the country feels about Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, you have to rely on pundits’ intuitions or traditional opinion polls, conducted as they always have been — by phone, over the course of hours or days. There’s no direct way to check the pulse of millions of actual people, simultaneously and directly, second by second.

Twitter is launching a tool today that it says will fill that gap, and sort through the 400 million tweets a day from 140 million active users. Twitter and real-time search engine Topsy are launching the “Twitter Political Index,” a daily assessment of how Twitter feels about Obama and Romney, in an election cycle that’s being played out moment-to-moment on the social service.

Interesting…

But it doesn’t have the Bieber Scale™… 

1:12 PM, July 5th, 2012

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Seventeen Magazine’s Pledge to Girls

After a very public campaign by 13 year-old activist Julia Bluhm, and after her online petition garnered over 80,000 signatures, Seventeen Magazine has agreed to stop airbrushing their covers.

(via The New York Times)

Seventeen magazine, which in recent months has been inundated by pleas from teenage girls to publish photographs of models that don’t look touched up, said on Tuesday that it would be more transparent about its photo shoots and promised to “celebrate every kind of beauty.”

Ann Shoket, the magazine’s editor in chief, wrote in the editor’s letter in the August issue that the magazine had drafted what it called a Body Peace Treaty, after she heard from girls “who were concerned that we’d strayed from our promise to show real girls as they really are.”

They have also announced in the spirit of transparency to start publishing candid behind the scenes images from the magazine’s photo shoot on their Tumblr.

It is a good day when one teenager can affect positive change on a large media company.

For more on airbrushing check outNewsweek’s Interactive Unattainable Beauty

Good for them! Will be watching their Tumblr

Reblogged from Picture Dept
10:21 AM, June 28th, 2012

shortformblog:

In case you haven’t heard, CNN sorta screwed this up. The law was mostly upheld. (ht @BuzzfeedAndrew)

Oops. (It’s not there first time.) 

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9:13 AM, June 28th, 2012
I will still be part of the ‘Today’ show family but I’m gonna have a new timeline, a new role. This is not as I expected to ever leave this couch after 15 years but I am so grateful. Especially to all of you who watch because Matt and I and everyone who sits on this couch, we often call ourselves a family but you are the real ‘Today’ show family.
You are why I have ventured into dangerous places and interviewed dictators and jumped off of planes and off of bridges and climbed mountains and landed in the South Pole and convince the Dalai Lama to come live in our studio. I have loved you and I have wanted to give you the world, and I still do.

Ann Curry’s signoff from the Today Show this morning. (via Poynter)

Watch other ‘Today’ anchors signoff

8:12 PM, June 20th, 2012
gifhound:

OMG. Ann Curry is out at the Today Show, according to reports from the New York Times. “[Matt Lauer] and Ms. Curry noticeably lack the kind of on-camera rapport that Mr. Lauer had with Ms. Vieira and, before her, Katie Couric,” writes NYT media reporter Brian Stelter. NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie’s name is being mentioned most as a possible co-host replacement, Stelter tweeted.
(Via New York Times)

gifhound:

OMG. Ann Curry is out at the Today Show, according to reports from the New York Times. “[Matt Lauer] and Ms. Curry noticeably lack the kind of on-camera rapport that Mr. Lauer had with Ms. Vieira and, before her, Katie Couric,” writes NYT media reporter Brian Stelter. NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie’s name is being mentioned most as a possible co-host replacement, Stelter tweeted.

(Via New York Times)

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2:41 PM, June 15th, 2012

newsweek:

This is the reporter heckler who yelled at President Obama during his Rose Garden address on immigration and the Dream Act. His name is Neil Monro, and he works at The Daily Caller. That was not journalism, kids. Here’s video.

[h/t TPM]

At one point Munro was chilling with his hands in his pockets, tie loosened (via @dougmillsnyt):

Update: Video here (via Buzzfeed)

Reblogged from Newsweek
4:02 PM, June 14th, 2012
Reblogged from Really, Fox News?
11:14 AM, June 13th, 2012
You can safely assume that my bowels were beginning to twitch slightly about what was going to happen.
Piers Morgan in one interview with investigators shortly after the government announced an investigation into a stock-tipping scandal centered on the tabloid he edited, The Daily Mirror. We got our hands on a bunch of documents that surfaced this quote (and many more!). (via newsweek)
Reblogged from Newsweek
3:03 PM, May 30th, 2012

Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” decided to make a 4-minute video looking back at Obama’s first term. It’s even more “Fair and Balanced” than you’d think. (via Politico

2:24 PM, May 22nd, 2012
[A] bunch of lying scum.
That’s how Roger Ailes, Fox News chairman, described New York Times reporters in a speech at Ohio University Monday night. A senior Fox News executive says he regrets using that language. 
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