The singer continued: "Women have a really hard time being the champions of other women even if. they are posing as intellectual feminists. Im sorry i spent 5 minutes with her. It makes me feel raped. And yes I'm allowed to use that analogy having been raped at the age of 19. Further proof that the venerable N.Y.T. Is one of the founding fathers of the Patriarchy." … [Read more...] about Madonna Said She Felt ‘Raped’ by New York Times Magazine Profile
What, then, when it happens in the pages of the New York Times, bastion of perhaps the least crappy journalism around? The Vogel example lands at an opportune time to undermine Weingarten’s argument that lifting facts — word for word — from a place like Wikipedia is somehow less bad than stealing an “original insight” because it is solely a symptom of bad listicle-making. (“There’s a difference between crappy, lazy Internet writing and real plagiarism and I contend that when you start calling the first thing the second thing, you belittle the seriousness of real plagiarism,” he writes. “It all starts seeming like kindergarten-level failure to footnote.”) But in a serious story on a renaissance painter in the Paper of Record? It looks worse, but the standards, as made clear by both organizations, are — and should be — the same, especially as BuzzFeed tightens its standards and presents itself as a journalistic … [Read more...] about Plagiarizing Wikipedia Is Still Plagiarism, at BuzzFeed or the New York
McCray’s desire for more diverse newsrooms is one shared by many. It also might reflect McCray’s interpretation of things like the Post’s decision to twist her candid description of her adjustment to parenthood into a headline calling her a “BAD MOM” and the attention local reporters recently devoted to her chief of staff’s failure to disclose that her longtime boyfriend has a criminal past. As for her call for stories that aren’t made up? Well, that seems pretty straightforward. … [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?