collaterlysisters:

anarcho-queer:

This Is How The Media Chooses To Profile A Female Activist
Cecily McMillan, the 25-year-old Occupy Wall Street activist who was jailed for elbowing a police officer during a protest, returned to court on Thursday, where a cadre of hard-hitting journalists greeted her with questions about her courtroom attire.
“My editor told me to ask who you’re wearing,” a photographer was spotted eagerly asking McMillan, according to The Village Voice.
McMillan, who was earlier this month released from Rikers Island — one of the country’s most notoriously violent jails — explained that although she was free, she no longer felt safe in New York “because I was sexually assaulted and then put in jail for it," according to the Voice. McMillan has alleged from the start that the officer involved in her assault case forcibly grabbed her breast from behind during the protest; after elbowing him, she was promptly arrested and put in jail.
Upon hearing her explanation Thursday, a Post reporter responded, “Well, you look fabulous! But you should eat more.”
The interactions resulted in a blatantly sexist portrayal of McMillan sprinkled with mocking details about her fashion choices — all of which fail to mention that she was asked such questions by the press.
The Daily News went straight to the sartorial details with the headline, “Occupy Wall Street protester wears Calvin Klein to court.”
The Post’s own coverage included a previously dated photo of an emotional McMillan with the caption, “McMillan cries in court in May after being given an outfit she had already worn." The paper led with the headline "Rikers Island: The new way to lose weight.”
Rikers is currently at the center of damning allegations of officer abuse, contraband smuggling by officers, regular beatings of the mentally ill, and corruption.
McMillan has been using her newfound freedom to speak out against the treatment of inmates at Rikers — a cause that is essentially being buried for more important notes on her outfit choices. Well done, New York media!

jesus fucking christ

collaterlysisters:

anarcho-queer:

This Is How The Media Chooses To Profile A Female Activist

Cecily McMillan, the 25-year-old Occupy Wall Street activist who was jailed for elbowing a police officer during a protest, returned to court on Thursday, where a cadre of hard-hitting journalists greeted her with questions about her courtroom attire.

My editor told me to ask who you’re wearing, a photographer was spotted eagerly asking McMillan, according to The Village Voice.

McMillan, who was earlier this month released from Rikers Island — one of the country’s most notoriously violent jails — explained that although she was free, she no longer felt safe in New York “because I was sexually assaulted and then put in jail for it," according to the Voice. McMillan has alleged from the start that the officer involved in her assault case forcibly grabbed her breast from behind during the protest; after elbowing him, she was promptly arrested and put in jail.

Upon hearing her explanation Thursday, a Post reporter responded, Well, you look fabulous! But you should eat more.

The interactions resulted in a blatantly sexist portrayal of McMillan sprinkled with mocking details about her fashion choices — all of which fail to mention that she was asked such questions by the press.

The Daily News went straight to the sartorial details with the headline, “Occupy Wall Street protester wears Calvin Klein to court.

The Post’s own coverage included a previously dated photo of an emotional McMillan with the caption, “McMillan cries in court in May after being given an outfit she had already worn." The paper led with the headline "Rikers Island: The new way to lose weight.

Rikers is currently at the center of damning allegations of officer abuse, contraband smuggling by officers, regular beatings of the mentally ill, and corruption.

McMillan has been using her newfound freedom to speak out against the treatment of inmates at Rikers — a cause that is essentially being buried for more important notes on her outfit choices. Well done, New York media!

jesus fucking christ

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greenthepress:

This is what happens when someone who doesn’t understand science tries to put a positive spin on global warming. 
(above image from a Daily Caller article.) 
The study’s lead author responds: 

No, our study shows nothing of the kind! It is a complete distortion of what we say, and I had no idea this story was running.
[…]
What we do show is that despite indisputable loss of biodiversity at the scale of the planet, in most places we detect a change in the species that live there, rather than loss of species everywhere. We suggest that part of this is caused by species migrating towards the poles in response to climate change, and part to invasive species replacing local species.
[…]
There is nothing in our paper to even suggest that climate change is beneficial for biodiversity.

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Why you always gotta fact check. If it sounds wrong, it may be.

greenthepress:

This is what happens when someone who doesn’t understand science tries to put a positive spin on global warming. 

(above image from a Daily Caller article.) 

The study’s lead author responds: 

No, our study shows nothing of the kind! It is a complete distortion of what we say, and I had no idea this story was running.

[…]

What we do show is that despite indisputable loss of biodiversity at the scale of the planet, in most places we detect a change in the species that live there, rather than loss of species everywhere. We suggest that part of this is caused by species migrating towards the poles in response to climate change, and part to invasive species replacing local species.

[…]

There is nothing in our paper to even suggest that climate change is beneficial for biodiversity.

Read More

Why you always gotta fact check. If it sounds wrong, it may be.

(via everythingsbetterwithbisexuals)

‘Robot’ to write 1 billion stories in 2014 — but will you know it when you see it? | Poynter.

If you’re a human reporter quaking in your boots this week over news of a Los Angeles Times algorithm that wrote the newspaper’s initial story about an earthquake, you might want to cover your ears for this fact:

Software from Automated Insights will generate about 1 billion stories this year — up from 350 million last year, CEO and founder Robbie Allen told Poynter via phone.

Oh joy.

(Source: futurescope)

bbchase:

bekstek:

tastefullyoffensive:

Nick Offerman’s Rules for Being a Man [video/via]

this turned out even better than I had hoped

Aw.

*whispers* Technically it’s spelled “whiskey” unless it’s definitely scotch and then you may drop the e.

adhoption:

river-b:

motherfuckinoedipus:

abnels:

memeguy-com:

You win this round cheese

actually that is a rectangle cheese

[oxford comma laughing in the distance]

[vocative comma wondering what oxford comma thinks it’s doing here]

I already reblogged this for the pun but I’m reblogging again for the sick punctuation banter

adhoption:

river-b:

motherfuckinoedipus:

abnels:

memeguy-com:

You win this round cheese

actually that is a rectangle cheese

[oxford comma laughing in the distance]

[vocative comma wondering what oxford comma thinks it’s doing here]

I already reblogged this for the pun but I’m reblogging again for the sick punctuation banter

(via satdeshret)

Is Paula Deen Asshole of the Day (again)?

assholeofday:

Is Paula Deen asshole of the day for comparing herself to “that black football player” (Michael Sam)?

Deen says, “I’m fighting to get my name back,” adding, “I feel like ‘embattled’ or ‘disgraced’ will always follow my name. It’s like that black football player who recently came out,”…

Definitely ran this in the People section of the paper today.

And seriously, Paula Deen? After all the issues with you being called out for racist behavior, you still have to stick “black” before Michael Sam’s name just to remind people that he’s not like you? That he’s “other”?

slothtier:

ultrafunnypictures:

How I imagine college students during finals

As a college student I can confirm that is exactly how college students are during finals

slothtier:

ultrafunnypictures:

How I imagine college students during finals

As a college student I can confirm that is exactly how college students are during finals

(via thatonerecordstoreguy)

tastefullyoffensive:

[dadlyswatter]


I’m sorry for all the headline spam but as a copy editing intern I love headline jokes and Tumblr keeps throwing them at me.

tastefullyoffensive:

[dadlyswatter]

I’m sorry for all the headline spam but as a copy editing intern I love headline jokes and Tumblr keeps throwing them at me.

(via cwnerd12)

alexandertalisker:

BASIC FACT CHECKING SOMETHING i MYSELF FAIL TO DO ON OCCASION AND ALWAYS HATE MYSELF FOR IT AFTER

One time a reporter got the year of the Battle of the Bulge wrong.

Fact check EVERYTHING.

(Source: catbushandludicrous, via explodingpopsicles)

pleatedjeans:

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