"The journalist who wrote this article spent days and hours and months with me and was invited into a world which many people dont get to see, but chose to focus on trivial and superficial matters such as the ethnicity of my stand in or the fabric of my curtains and never ending comments about my age which would never have been mentioned had I been a MAN!" Madonna wrote. … [Read more...] about Madonna Said She Felt ‘Raped’ by New York Times Magazine Profile
[…] to be guilty of theft, one must steal something of some intrinsic value. […] When the dreadful Jayson Blair egregiously stole the on-the-scene reporting of journalists who had been to crime scenes that Blair claimed to have been at but had not, that was indeed grand theft. But I contend you cannot steal something of no intrinsic value; say, a fart. Someone who steals a fart is a weird, disreputable person, perhaps, and even someone deserving of firing, perhaps, but not a thief. This is Mr. Benny Johnson. … [Read more...] about Plagiarizing Wikipedia Is Still Plagiarism, at BuzzFeed or the New York
McCray went on to blame the piece on “a small but stubborn group of people who adamantly oppose the efforts of Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Bratton to create a more fair and equal policing system” and the “irresponsible reporters” willing to print their “lies.” … [Read more...] about Mayor de Blasio and Chirlane McCray Aren’t Happy With the New York
Anyone looking to call the castle their home, will be able to choose between taking a dip in the infinity pool, or the lagoon or the lake. … [Read more...] about Derek Jeter’s huge castle in upstate New York goes on sale for $15million (complete with an infinity pool, mini Statue of Liberty, lagoon and FOUR kitchens)
Is this weird? It's a little weird. But, as the first appearance of the column shows, this is not really an opportunity to heap sincere praise on Trump. (For that, we have Fox News, which routinely trumpets the president's bar-lowering accomplishments, like "spending weekend working at the White House.") Rather, it's a venue for political commentator/ex-New Republic editor Michael Kinsley to muse about the relationship between Trump and the press—and maybe direct some milquetoast or tongue-in-cheek praise toward Trump's quirks. … [Read more...] about Why Is the New York Times Running a Column to Say Nice Things About Trump?