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The hotel heiress America loves and hates and our criminal justice system
by Amaury Nora I am really shocked at the resources which are clearly being devoted to cover the whole Paris Hilton affair. Even though there are people calling for government accountability among […]
Coverage of Paris Hilton’s return to jail: Is it fair?
I’d like to thank the august Old Gray Lady for being hip and catching me up with all things newsy and entertaining. At 4:23 p.m. EST, The New York Times informed me […]
It’s alway 1984 somewhere…
Today is the 58th anniversary of the publication of 1984, George Orwell’s dystopian vision of a corporatized totalitarian world where “Big Brother” is always watching and where the art of “double-think” (holding […]
Pssst! Wanna buy a piece of my newspaper’s front page?
If you pick up today’s Women’s Wear Daily, you’ll find an ad one and a half inches deep across the bottom of the front page. The ad’s for a Cartier Love bracelet, […]
Obscenity, The FCC, and Kevin Martin’s Future
By Martin Bosworth Over at Private Intelligence, I discuss how the courts’ recent ruling against the “fleeting obscenity” rules of the FCC is another nail in the coffin of Kevin Martin’s career. […]
Journalists: Cover my town. I'll pay you $191 a year.
For the past several years, I’ve spent $47.75 every three months for a subscription to the local newspaper that claims it covers my community of about 2,300 people. Other than my town’s […]
Blogger, Journalist, Citizen
By Martin Bosworth This week I am front-paged on ConsumerAffairs.Com with a story that explores the blurred line between what we traditionally consider professional journalism, and the new democratized media of alternative […]
You want reality TV? THIS is reality TV!
Whatever you think about reality TV, this would pretty much have cemented your opinion. If you, like me, appreicate how some reality shows illuminate our genuine moral trashiness, then by god, this […]
That Tinky Winky is at it again…
From the speaking ill of the dead dept.: The child rights ombudsman for Poland is currently investigating Tinky Winky. Ewa Sowinska is out to discover whether the big purple purse carrying Teletubby […]