NYT Distorts Christina Hendricks Image & Calls Her Fat #MadMen #GoldenGlobes

via Gothamist. NYT on left. Real image on right.

“I want to stand and salute that!”
— Ken Cosgrove, Mad Men

UPDATE: 10:56 p.m. ET

If you want to see the original image, search on the Getty image website for photo #95834707 by Jason Merritt.

The world is a pretty messed up place and continues to prove me right.

This is especially true when I see things like redheaded bombshell Christina Hendricks being called fat, or in this case a “big girl”, by the New York Times with a matching, distorted image to ‘prove’ it. Not only that, but recently, they seem to have no problems letting their entertainment writers perpetrate unhealthy body images to their readers like some gossip rag.

It’s sad.

The tales of the New York Times story goes something like this:- Andy Port, the woman behind “Now Scrutinizing | A rounder Golden Globes,” took it upon herself to call Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox and Kate Hudson girls who are [Read more…]

The Media Revolution: EPIC 2015, Prometeus and GoogleZon

I was in awe…whether it’s a good awe, or a bad awe, is up for debate, but I was in awe nonetheless.

In the year 2014 the New York times has gone offline.

The Fourth Estate’s fortunes have waned.

What happened to the news?

And what is EPIC?

(source, source 2)

Has anyone heard [Read more…]

{Confessions of a PRetty Social Girl} Welcome to Generation Recession

Image by Sasha H. Muradali. All Rights Reserved 2009.

It was the worst of times, it was the best of times in these cities to which we, Gen-Y, are living. Last week, I asked if the recession was good for Gen-Y. This week I would like to talk about the repercussions.

Enlightened or traumatized? That is the question.

Image via Disney.

I read an article in the New York Times called “Generation OMG” —

In 1951, Time magazine set out to paint a portrait of the nation’s youth, those born into the Great Depression. It doomed them as the Silent Generation, and a generally drab lot: cautious and resigned, uninterested in striking out in new directions or shaping the great issues of the day — the outwardly efficient types whose inner agonies the novel “Revolutionary Road” would dissect a decade later.

Insane isn’t it? [Read more…]

How Twitter Shamed CNN with #IranElection and #CNNFail



UPDATE: June 15, 2009 2:54 p.m. ET
Excellent coverage by the Huffington Post via Twitter:

AP releases images of the gunfire victims in Tehran http://bit.ly/15ROVX via @HuffPolitics #iranelection

4:17 p.m. ET
The Twitter Effect

In case you missed it @biz, @Twitter Co-Founder, posted about the maintenance reschedule http://bit.ly/nwPNv #IranElection

7:38 p.m. ET
Check out The Twitter Effect via
Jason Pollock here:

I’m wearing #Green for the #IranElection & a #FreeIran. Read this & Pass it on 🙂 –> http://cli.gs/GSGP0t

June 16, 2009 1:48  p.m. ET
The New York Times has a great article out on how Rick Sanchez ‘defended’ CNN — the best part and the whole point of the Twitter Effect:

The Tehran protests were covered throughout the weekend during CNN’s normal news hours, but they were not treated as breaking news worthy of the rolling live coverage that cable news is known for.

Original article continued below…


This weekend something happened to the news world that rocked it to its core…literally. It was shaken up, spit on and a different source for information emerged.

The world is watching as news unfolds, just they are not watching on television. [Read more…]

Can the Free Press Be TOO “Free”?

Secretary Clinton Marks Global Press Freedom Day at U.S. Foreign Press Center via US Department of State via Flickr 

By: Will Thompson, guest blogger

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

-Amendment 1, Constitution of the United States

On the face of it, this seems like a perfectly inane question. “Don’t you know”, I can hear the response already, “that our ancestors fought and died to preserve this unique freedom we poses and to spread it, like Prometheus the Fire-giver, to those nations and people that were once plunged into the very depths of darkness but can now breath free again?”

Might I remind those who are bound to forget, that Prometheus was chained to a rock for eternity where the crows pecked at him, or in the words of Napoleon “Great men [and in my take, nations] are like meteors, which shine and consume themselves to enlighten the earth.”

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