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  • TIME magazine honors Airman at New York City gala

    05/05/2010 6:35:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 194+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III, USAF
    5/5/2010 - NEW YORK (AFNS) -- The editors of TIME magazine honored Chief Master Sgt. Antonio D. Travis as one of the 100 most influential people in the world for his efforts following the Haiti earthquake. He was recognized May 4 during the 2010 TIME 100 gala event at New York City's Lincoln Center. Chief Travis was one of the first U.S. military members on the ground at the Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport in Port au Prince, Haiti, only 30 hours after the earthquake and less than 12 hours after the nation's president requested U.S. assistance. The chief led a...
  • Caption Fun With Liberals: Pelosi is 70 Going On 30

    04/30/2010 1:05:59 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 22 replies · 1,094+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-30-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Nancy Pelosi recently graced the cover of a some socialite rag titled Capitol File. There is something glaring about the cover that kind of goes without I'm not going to say it (you'll figure it out anyway from my captions, which are actually word bubbles, but whatever). C'mon everyone! Throw in your two cents! The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit to see more posts and art
  • Lady Gaga, Bill Clinton top Time's influence list

    04/29/2010 9:05:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies · 775+ views
    Lady Gaga, Bill Clinton top Time's influence list # AFP # April 30, 2010 1:40AM XTRAVAGANTLY dressed singer Lady Gaga, former US president Bill Clinton and Brazil's leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are the world's most influential people according to Time magazine's annual list. The US weekly explains its sometimes surprising choices saying that the "Time 100 is not about the influence of power but the power of influence". Lady Gaga, famous for bizarre costumes and chart-topping dance music, leads the list of most influential artists, leading US late-night TV host Conan O'Brien, Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow and...
  • Cover girl Pelosi looking rather ... airy in D.C. glossy (They airbrushed her pic!)

    04/28/2010 2:05:59 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 79 replies · 2,615+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday April 27, 2010 | Nikki Schwab and Tara Palmeri
    If Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears get flak for airbrushing their photos, why not the speaker of the House? If you haven't managed to score a copy of the May/June 2010 edition of Capitol File magazine (typically flanked on every table or bathroom at any D.C. social function) you'll notice the cover girl Nancy Pelosi looking particularly young. Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Ayman Hakki of Luxxery Medical Boutique in Waldorf, Md., said although he believes Pelosi has had work done (specifically Botox of the frown lines, fat injections, a mini face-lift), the image is not the product of additional plastic...
  • Rabidly Anti-Catholic Cartoon Targets the Pope in Le Monde Magazine

    04/26/2010 6:07:30 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 16 replies · 1,508+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 04-26-10 | TFP
    Le Monde Magazine in France published a cartoon showing the “Pope” sodomizing a little boy. PROTEST HERE The vile cartoon appeared in the Holy Week issue of the Le Monde Magazine. The author, Jean Plantu, is known for his blasphemous insults against the Church and the Pope. However, this might be the first time an insult against the Pope has reached this extreme. TFP Student Action chose not to reprint a copy of the cartoon because it is simply beyond the pale. Click here to send a peaceful protest to Le Monde Magazine Last year, Le Monde published a Plantu...
  • Teens Charged in Phoebe Prince Bullying Case Get Death Threats

    04/16/2010 8:43:09 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 40 replies · 1,351+ views
    People Magazine ^ | Friday April 16, 2010 07:30 AM EDT | By Judy Rakowsky
    A defense lawyer is calling for calm after death threats have been made against teenagers charged in the death of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide after she was allegedly bullied by schoolmates. "Not to minimize what happened to Phoebe Prince in any way, but translating this into death threats and public harassment has got to stop," says Colin Keefe, who represents Sharon Chanon Velazquez, accused of tormenting Prince, who hanged herself on Jan. 14. "It's gotten way out of control," adds Keefe, who says Velazquez has been driven temporarily from her home.
  • Pornographic magazine for the blind launched

    04/12/2010 10:13:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies · 1,232+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12 Apr 2010
    A pornographic magazine for the blind has been launched - complete with explicit text and raised pictures of naked men and women.The book, the brainchild of Lisa Murphy and called Tactile Minds, is designed to be 'enjoyed' by the blind and visually impaired - and is on sale for £150. Among the 17 raised images include a naked woman in a 'disco pose', a woman with 'perfect breasts' and a 'male love robot'. Canadian Lisa says that she made the book to fill a gap in the market, adding: "There are no books of tactile pictures of nudes for adults....
  • Popular Science Posts It's Entire 137 Year Archive Online For Free

    03/04/2010 9:55:43 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 49 replies · 1,521+ views
    PopSci ^ | 3/3/2010 | PopSci
    Linky TO Archives
  • Carter slams magazine takedown

    02/24/2010 8:15:01 AM PST · by LouAvul · 17 replies · 671+ views
    Former President Jimmy Carter, who can get good and cranky when he feels his legacy is being misrepresented, is slamming Foreign Policy for publishing a takedown of his foreign affairs record that cautioned President Obama from succumbing to the "Carter Syndrome." The former president, who is credited with brokering the Camp David accords between Israel and Egypt, took issue with author Walter Russell Mead, who accused him of crafting a scattered and indecisive foreign policy. Plus the editors should have called him for comment, he says in an emotional and candid letter. "The editors apparently accepted without checking the author's...
  • Sotomayor poses in court for Latina magazine cover

    11/10/2009 3:22:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1,243+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/10/09 | Jesse Washington - ap
    Sonia Sotomayor heeded White House advice to paint her fingernails a neutral shade during her Supreme Court confirmation process — up to a point. At a White House reception after her confirmation, Sotomayor showed her freshly painted red nails to President Barack Obama, along with her red-and-black semi-hoop earrings, according to an article in the new issue of Latina magazine to be released Nov. 17. Obama joked that Sotomayor had been briefed on proper nail color and earring size. "Mr. President, you have no idea what you've unleashed," Sotomayor replied, according to the article by her close friend Sandra Guzman,...
  • Nominations for Man of the Year

    10/26/2009 6:43:40 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 50 replies · 924+ views
    October 26, 2009 | ReleaseTheHounds
    We are approaching the time of year that Time's "Man of the Year" will be discussed and debated. I'm thinking that the biggest story of 2009 is the re-emergence of the Great Silent Majority, as represented by the town-hallers and then the Tea Partiers. I know there are many who could be credited with lighting the match that made these trends happen. If I had to single out one individual and one "call to arms", I'd give it to Rick Santelli on CNBC with the "rant heard round the world." So my recommendation to Time: give it to the Tea...
  • Graydon AWOL as Vanity Fair cuts staff

    10/23/2009 9:50:47 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 5 replies · 332+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/23/09 | Keith J. Kelly
    VANITY Fair yesterday took some of the deepest staff cuts at Condé Nast, but Editor Graydon Carter didn't deliver the bad news himself. Although Carter was said to have been at his restaurant, The Monkey Bar, Wednesday night, he was a no show in the office yesterday because he had jetted off on a vacation yesterday morning. Vanity Fair's layoffs were said to be in the double-digit range, and hit as high as senior editors and as low as fact checkers, and were deep, in part, because Carter largely ignored the edict to chop 5 percent late last year.
  • Zenith: More Losses for Newspapers, Mags in 2010-2011 (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/20/2009 6:39:18 AM PDT · by abb · 25 replies · 916+ views
    Media Daily News ^ | October 19, 2009 | Eric Sass
    In case the latest ZenithOptimedia ad-spending forecast wasn't depressing enough, the outlook for newspapers and magazines is especially bad -- even relative to the grim state of advertising in general. Among the gloomy predictions: while overall ad spending is expected to rebound somewhat in 2011, newspapers and magazines will continue to decline due to secular factors, including Internet competition. ZenithOptimedia expects total ad spending in developed markets to drop 9.9% in 2009, followed by a further 2.9% decline in 2010, thanks to continuing structural economic problems. After this, the Zenith forecast has ad spending in developed markets growing 1.5% in...
  • Local publisher breathes new life into magazines (Patriots of the American Revolution)

    09/20/2009 8:18:36 PM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 19 replies · 863+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | September 20, 2009 | Thomas Gnau
    Yellow Springs company embraces niche and club publications YELLOW SPRINGS — In the summer of 2008, Benjamin Smith and Vicki McClellan spotted a small magazine out of Fort Myers, Fla., calling itself Patriots of the American Revolution. After seeing it, they knew two things. First, they liked the magazine, its exploration of a certain corner of history, its direction and feel. Second, they knew their company, Yellow Springs custom publisher Ertel Publishing, could make it better. The magazine’s owner, Three Patriots LLC, has hired Ertel Publishing to design and produce the magazine. But Three Patriots and Ertel Publishing aren’t exactly...
  • saw this at WalMart today...

    09/12/2009 5:00:51 PM PDT · by jblann1 · 36 replies · 4,261+ views
    witnessed the sight ^ | today 12th of September 2009 | jblann1
    Saw this in the checkout lane at WalMart... We gotta really keep an eye on what our children are exposed to...
  • TRUMP'S MAGAZINE CLOSED (all together now----a-w-w-w-w-w)

    05/20/2009 11:30:41 AM PDT · by Liz · 23 replies · 1,004+ views
    NY POST ^ | 5/20/09 | MEDIA INK, BY KEITH J. KELLY
    Trump is not having the best of weeks...... After being reminded his net worth is in question, now comes word the plug's been pulled on Trump's vanity mag.......aimed at affluent readers in major US suffered from sagging ad sales during the recent recession.....but was never a big money maker. Publisher Lauren Bogage of Niche Media, confirmed the magazine's death to media blog inVocus media yesterday. Timothy O'Brien asked a judge to throw out Trump's defamation lawsuit against his book, "Trump Nation: The Art of Being the Donald" ...that pegs Trump's worth at a fraction of the $4-6B The...
  • The Old Time and the New Newsweek

    05/19/2009 9:56:12 AM PDT · by Jbny · 14 replies · 1,485+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | May 19th, 2009 | John Podhoretz
    Twenty-seven years ago, I began my professional career at Time Magazine as a reporter-researcher in the World section, which was devoted to international news. Generally speaking, the World section ran 12 pages in the magazine. Nation, devoted to news within our borders, ran about the same or a page shorter. Think of that—an American publication, marketed to millions, that devoted slightly more of its attention, and vastly more of its budget, to news about events outside the United States.
  • Seeking Citizen Journalists for TEA Party Coverage

    04/06/2009 9:00:05 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 7 replies · 498+ views
    The Voice magazine ^ | April 6, 2009 | Jennifer LeClaire
    On April 15, American patriots will make their voice heard in more than 1,500 cities across the nation through Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party rallies that protest the runaway spending by President Obama and Congress. But will the drive-by media cover this historic event as headline news? Or will it get buried on page 15?
  • Jasad magazine casts an unprecedented spotlight on sexuality in the Arab world

    03/30/2009 7:42:15 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 11 replies · 1,005+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | March 31, 2009 | Staff
    BEIRUT: From explicit articles about masturbation and homosexuality to columns about "My First Time," Jasad (Body) is out to shine a spotlight on Arab cultural taboos, and the glossy magazine that is already the focus of controversy. The first issue of this quarterly publication, the brainchild of 38-year-old writer and poet Joumana Haddad, hit Lebanese newsstands last December. Tongues have wagged ever since about a daring venture into uncharted territory in the largely conservative and Muslim Middle East. "It's true that this is a first in the Arab world," Haddad told AFP. "I put open handcuffs near the word Jasad...
  • Shedding Light on the Protein Big Bang Theory

    03/15/2009 3:14:14 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 30 replies · 1,975+ views
    CEH ^ | March 13, 2009
    Shedding Light on the Protein Big Bang Theory March 13, 2009 — The precise three-dimensional structure of a typical protein molecule is so complex, its origin would seem hopeless by chance. What if evolutionary biologists were to discover a whole host of proteins literally exploded into existence at the beginning of complex life? We can find out what they would think by looking at an article on the “protein big bang” found on Astrobiology Magazine...
  • Oprah gives up impartial pretense, puts Michelle Obama on cover "O"

    03/07/2009 8:47:14 AM PST · by slomark · 27 replies · 1,264+ views
    [Look at the photo, Oprah has hands together thanking God]Oprah Winfrey, the same host who wouldn’t allow Sarah Palin on her TV show, has now put Michelle Obama’s merry mug on the cover of her monthly magazine. This is the first time in the magazine’s nine year history that the camera hogging host has allowed anyone to share her cover. But, c’mon, this is Michelle Obama we’re talking about. The cover, Winfrey said, makes a statement. “Say what you will about books — people do judge a magazine by its cover, which is why it’s important to me keep the...
  • Time Magazine tells newspapers how to survive, ignores its own problems

    02/24/2009 6:37:24 AM PST · by slomark · 4 replies · 363+ views
    There was a frequently-recurring scene in old TV show “Kung Fu” where Master Po would dispense the mystical wisdom of the ages to “Young Grasshopper.” That may have been the inspiration for the article “How to Save Your Newspaper” in the current issue of Time in which the magazine graciously advises the newspaper industry how to get its head out of its collective butt. We consider it almost zen-like that Time is able to solve problems for others from which they themselves suffer. Kind of like Master Po and Little Grasshopper. You see, Time’s circulation hovered around the 4.0 million...
  • Newsweek May Stop Weekly Circulation

    01/18/2009 11:02:26 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 72 replies · 2,020+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/17/09
    Battered by a one-two punch of declining readership and ad pages, Newsweek magazine is getting an extreme makeover this year that will include a large circulation reduction, deep cuts in operating costs, and a new effort to attract advertisers by concentrating on an elite audience. According to The New York Times, executives at Newsweek say the retooled magazine will focus on being a "thought leader" that focuses on telling readers how to think about news, rather than telling people what happened in the last week. The plan, similar to the editorial outlook espoused by The Economist magazine, is aimed at...
  • Vanity Ruger P-85 Question (Magazine)

    11/30/2008 2:48:10 PM PST · by jacega · 12 replies · 1,500+ views
    11/20/2008 | Me
    Question, and any assistance you could provide would be awesome at this point, as I have tried and tried to find what I am looking for, and I have been unable too. My Father owns a Ruger P-85 that he bought about 20 years ago, when it originally came out. He wants to get another magazine for it, and he has tried looking and can’t find one. Evidently they changed the model design since then, and the new P-85 magazine will not fit the older P-85 model. Ruger’s site has the P-85 listed, but only for newer serial numbers. His...

    07/01/2008 3:58:46 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies · 2,720+ views ^ | 7-1-08 | Real Man Magazine
    "No beauty products, No sissy male models, No wimpy articles - Just pure raw masculine information and ideas for real men"
  • Magazine Honors Military Spouse of the Year

    05/06/2008 4:44:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 83+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 6, 2008 – Military Spouse magazine honored Michelle McIntyre-Brewer as the 2008 Military Spouse of the Year here today. The wife of an Army second lieutenant, McIntyre-Brewer somehow finds time to volunteer at the United Service Organizations, Soldier’s List, American Red Cross, American Heart Association, and March of Dimes, all while raising two young children, including a daughter born with a heart defect. During the award ceremony today, McIntyre-Brewer, 29, said the award represents the idealized military spouse, one who supports the mission of an American military that aims to improve conditions in parts of the world less...
  • Obama’s Pastor Urged Divestment from Israel, Called Zionism Racism

    04/18/2008 1:14:51 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 12 replies · 247+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 4/18/08 | Bill Levinson
    We remind our readers that Jeremiah Wright’s accusation that Israel created an “ethnic bomb” to kill Black people and Arabs was first exposed at IsraPundit []. Now we bring you more fresh revelations of anti-Israel hate speech from Barack Obama’s pastor of 20-plus years. With regard to the following, the United Church of Christ has ties to the Sabeel Ecuminical Liberation Theology Center, which refers to the creation of Israel (NOT the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, the creation of Israel) as the Nakba or “catastrophe.” Trumpet Magazine The Israelis have illegally occupied Palestinian territories for almost 40...
  • The Love Boat for Policy Wonks (Barf Alert!)

    02/16/2008 8:28:42 PM PST · by blue state conservative · 9 replies · 104+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 17, 2008 | Henry Alford
    I’M dancing on the top deck with a 71-year-old feminist and psychotherapist whom I’ve come to think of as the Twirler. We’ve spent two days attending seminars on The Nation magazine’s Alaska cruise; we’ve talked about the Bush presidency and prison reform and single-payer health care. Now, at almost midnight, my fiercely intelligent and opinionated new friend Charlotte is putting all the heady political talk behind her by bodily twirling.
  • Iran bans women's magazine

    01/29/2008 7:47:06 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 252+ views
    Iran bans women's magazine Jan 29, 2008 Iran has withdrawn the publication licence of a leading women's magazine after it highlighted crimes against women by publishing a monthly toll, the semi-official Fars news agency has reported. "The licence of the magazine Zanan ('Women') managed by Shahla Sherkat has been cancelled as the monthly published articles undermining public confidence in law and order by leading people to believe that the Islamic republic was unsafe for women," the news agency reported citing an official it did not name. Ms Sherkat said she had not been notified of the decision by the culture...
  • N. Korea: Secret journalists report on North (independent underground journalists)

    11/21/2007 4:17:08 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 119+ views
    JoongAng Daily ^ | 11/21/07 | Brian Breuhaus
    Secret journalists report on North November 21, 2007 The grainy video featured old women in clothes that hung from their thin frames scrounging for bottles in a market in Pyongyang that they planned to sell to recyclers. Images like these have been seen before but this footage shown at a press conference in Seoul yesterday is different, according to a Tokyo-based journalist, because it was shot by the first independent reporters to ever work inside North Korea. Ishimaru Jiru, of the Japan-based Asia Press International, said his group is also launching the first-ever magazine to print independent journalism by North...
  • Dame Vivienne Attacks 'Racist' Magazines

    10/13/2007 6:01:02 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 143+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-14-2007 | Roya Nikkhah
    Dame Vivienne attacks 'racist' magazines By Roya Nikkhah Last Updated: 12:20am BST 14/10/2007 Vivienne Westwood, the founder of punk style who has become the grand dame of British fashion, is no stranger to controversy. Vivienne Westwood described this Government as 'the most autocratic we have ever had' She has now turned her fire on the magazine industry calling for a quota of black and ethnic-minority models to be used on front covers. Describing the fashion industry as "racist", Dame Vivienne singled out magazines as particularly culpable. Editors, she said, should be "forced" to use a certain proportion of black models...
  • Hispanic Women's Magazine Honors Latina Servicemembers

    09/07/2007 3:51:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 346+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2007 – Six military women of Hispanic descent were honored for their service to the nation at Latina Style Magazine’s 4th annual awards luncheon held here Sept. 6. Army Sgt. Maj. Venus Carpenter is one of six Hispanic military women who were honored at Latina Style Magazine’s annual awards luncheon held here Sept. 6. Photo by Gerry J. Gilmore  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Defense Department co-hosted the event, titled “Latinas in the Global Fight on Terror.” The luncheon traditionally heralds other Hispanic-American Heritage Month activities, held Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. Award recipients...
  • Rolling Stone 'green issue' cannot be recycled

    06/13/2007 7:59:21 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 14 replies · 420+ views
    Press Gazette ^ | 6/13/07 | Jeffrey Blyth
    The “in” word in the American press at the moment is green. Newspapers and magazines are all rushing to produce issues devoted to the subject of global warming and what can be done about it. How to go green is the theme. But some are having problems. The magazine Rolling Stone, for example, is putting out a special “green issue”: at the end of the month. In addition to the requisite interview with former Vice President Al Gore, who is spearheading the “green campaign” in the US and environmentalist Robert Kennedy Jnr, the magazine will start printing on a paper...
  • Legal Eagle dares to bare: State rep. backs BC student because he did it in 1982!

    03/16/2007 9:17:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies · 983+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 17, 2007 | Joe Dwinell
    A blond bombshell from Boston College Law School is ruffling Eagle feathers for posing semi-nude in just her briefs - and a strategically placed school pennant - in a free barroom magazine. Racy comments about the salacious spread in Barstool Sports got so out of hand on a BC Law Web page, the editors stripped the story off the site. “People were saying really nasty things,” one law school student said. Posts on other legal-oriented Web sites were equally biting: “This is why women shouldn’t be lawyers,” wrote one visitor to In true lawyer fashion, the budding barrister herself,...
  • Hachette Closes U.S. Edition of Photo Magazine (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/21/2006 2:47:22 PM PST · by abb · 7 replies · 532+ views
    Advertising Age ^ | December 21, 2006 | Nat Ives
    NEW YORK ( -- Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. is finishing off the year by finishing off one more magazine: Shock, its U.S. version of the successful French photo monthly called Shoq. Shock, which hit newsstands here on May 30, was a bid by Hachette to bring something new to American readers: a visually driven title with virtually no ads, plenty of consumer-contributed pictures and no print-edition subscriptions available. "We might open up a new category here," Jack Kliger, Hachette's president-CEO, said back in February. Gamble hadn't worked In a statement today, Mr. Kliger indicated that the gamble hadn't worked. "We...
  • Transvestite gang pesters Magazine Street (New Orleans)

    06/26/2006 10:35:49 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 79 replies · 3,234+ views
    NO city business via the dead pelican ^ | 06/26/06 | Richard A. Webster
    NEW ORLEANS — Robyn Lewis, owner of Dark Charm fashion and accessories for women, represents the first line of defense for the Magazine Street shop owners. She is the first to see them come strutting in their pumps down St. Andrew Street, the bewigged pack of thieves who have plagued the Lower Garden District since May. Like an SOS flare, Lewis grabs her emergency phone list and starts calling. “They’re coming,” she warns Eric Ogle a salesman at Vegas, a block down Magazine Street. Ogle, who was terrorized by the brazen crew two months earlier, alerts neighboring Winky’s where manager...
  • The Tangled Web of Haditha Reports

    06/14/2006 3:02:04 AM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies · 613+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 13JUN06 | Robin Boyd
    The media is overflowing with stories about the incident in Haditha on November 19, 2005. There are so many stories and so many interviews but there is a problem. Many of the stories and recountings of events are inconsistent and seem ever changing. Take the conflicting stories from Thaer al-Hadithi - the "young Iraqi journalist" and AP's "Iraqi human rights investigator". Al-Hadithi claimed that his "own house was barely 100 yards from the IED explosion." He recounted that the blast shattered his windows. Al-Hadithi claimed he "ran outside in time to see Marines from three other humvees springing from their...
  • Time's massacre

    06/14/2006 2:40:02 AM PDT · by Echo Talon · 21 replies · 1,223+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2006 | Op-Ed
    With Marines being accused of war crimes, the blogosphere is doing what it does best: scrutinizing the reporting. In this case, the site Sweetness & Light has been on Time magazine's case for what appears to be justifiable concerns over its reporting of the Nov. 19 Haditha incident, in which Marines are under investigation for killing two dozen innocent Iraqis. Time first broke the story on Haditha in March, four months after the incident -- a delay which too few of the Marines' more ardent accusers (such as Rep. John Murtha) failed to question. One of Time's key sources who...
  • Maxim magazine to lend name to $1.2 billion Las Vegas casino

    06/05/2006 10:41:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 713+ views
    AP ^ | June 5, 2006
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Maxim, the racy men's magazine, plans to lend its name to a more than $1.2 billion hotel casino that would open in 2010 on the Las Vegas Strip, the publisher said Monday. "It's going to be upscale, it's going to be four-star, it's going to be sexy and flirtatious, absolutely," said Barry Pincus, director of brand development for Maxim publisher Dennis Publishing Inc. "But it'll also be fun, it'll be comfortable." Maxim plans to partner with Los Angeles- and Las Vegas-based real estate developer Concord Wilshire Partners LLC to build the 2,300-room resort with a 60,000-square...
  • Online Magazine Hints at Attacks on Papers that Ran Muhammad Caricatures

    05/05/2006 9:46:06 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 1 replies · 380+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | 5/5/06 | Yassin Musharbash
    [ . . . ] The publication of cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad by the Danish newspaper in September eventually sparked violent demonstration in the Islamic world, where millions were offended by the caricatures. . . Then things quieted down again and the crisis seemed to have passed. But has it? A special issue of the online journal of Ansar al-Sunna, which means "Supporters of Sunni Islam," could respark the flames. The online journal has taken the unprecedented step of listing dozens of European newspapers that reprinted the Muhammad cartoons. . . Terrorism experts who follow the site believe the...
  • Some bloggers need a reality check ~ much-criticized, heavily-flawed Mainstream Media still rules.

    04/28/2006 10:47:02 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies · 917+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Apr 28, 2006 12:01 AM ET | Jon Friedman, MarketWatch
    JON FRIEDMAN'S MEDIA WEB Some bloggers need a reality check Commentary: Plus, how Prevention magazine thrives By Jon Friedman, MarketWatch Last Update: 12:01 AM ET Apr 28, 2006 NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Earlier in the week, this blunt headline appeared on CJRDaily, the online arm of the Columbia Journalism Review: "Snow Faces First Test as Press Secretary: Bloggers." Huh? So, we're supposed to assume that the first priority for Tony Snow, the journalist-turned-Bush spokesman, will be to impress and please and placate and assuage and coddle and schmooze the blogging community -- and NOT, say, Helen Thomas or David...
  • Time Magazine Closes Canadian Bureau (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    04/16/2006 6:18:18 AM PDT · by abb · 16 replies · 811+ views
    Media Daily News ^ | April 13, 2006 | Staff
    Time Magazine announced Wednesday that its Canadian news bureau would close on April 28th, a significant pullback for the popular newsweekly, which has long maintained a Canadian presence and published a Canadian edition of the magazine. The decision was attributed to financial pressure on the magazine stemming from difficulties in mother company Time Inc., which has recently announced several rounds of layoffs
  • Time magazine publisher to refund customers (Dinosaur Media "Mislead" Alert)

    03/21/2006 1:43:35 PM PST · by abb · 10 replies · 396+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 21, 2006 | Staff
    Time magazine's publisher has reached a settlement with attorneys general and consumer advocates from Illinois and 22 other states after the publishing company was accused of misleading customers by automatically renewing magazine subscriptions, according to a news release from Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan's office. Time Inc. will refund up to $4.3 million to consumers, including $278,823.26 in restitution to approximately 6,640 Illinois customers, according to the Illinois attorney general's office. "Consumers should never be tricked into purchasing something they don't want," Madigan said. "I am pleased that as a result of this multi-state investigation and settlement, Time Inc. has...
  • Vanity Fair's Photo Finagling

    02/25/2006 7:31:48 AM PST · by george76 · 103 replies · 3,231+ views
    MIA Peter Arnett magically appears in Vietnam journo reunion pic In its December 2005 issue, Vanity Fair magazine manipulated a photograph to make it appear that veteran journalist Peter Arnett was among a group of war correspondents gathered on a teeming Ho Chi Minh City street during a reunion of the Vietnam press corps. In fact, according to a source familiar with the photo shoot, Arnett was not present when photographer Jonas Karlsson shot a group portrait of eight journalists last April. Instead, the former CNN star (who covered the war for the Associated Press) was subsequently photographed solo and...

    10/22/2005 5:18:42 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 554+ views
    IRAN: MORE JOURNALISTS FALL VICTIM TO WAR ON MEDIA Tehran, 19 Oct. (AKI) - Another journalist has fallen victim to the wave of media repression sweeping Iran. Issa Saharkhiz, editor of the monthly Aftab (the Sun) and president of an association of Iranian newspaper editors has been banned from working as a journalist or editor for the next six months. Other casualties of the apparent war on the media include Omid Sheikhian, a well-known Iranian blogger sentenced to a year in prison and two lashes and Jalal Jalalizadeh, editor-in-chief of the magazine Sirvan, who has been summoned to Tehran's court...
  • Top 41 Magazine Covers

    10/18/2005 10:33:59 AM PDT · by TheDoctorNoh · 58 replies · 3,741+ views
    The Desert Sun ^ | Oct. 17, 2005 | Associated Press
    The top magazine covers of all time, as deemed by the American Society of Magazine Editors.
  • Out of this world: magazine launches name-the-planet initiative

    08/02/2005 4:19:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies · 775+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Tue Aug 2, 2005 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) - Should it be named after a Greek or Roman god? A great scientist or artist? How about calling it after a character in the "Star Wars" film series? Or your best friend? The British magazine New Scientist has called on readers to help suggest a name for the solar system's 10th planet, whose discovery was announced last week by a team led by US astronomer Mike Brown of the California Institute of Technology. The new world has been given the provisional designation of 2003 UB313. But Brown has 10 years in which to think of a catchier...
  • TV Guide Relaunching As Larger Magazine

    07/26/2005 7:08:02 AM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 7 replies · 412+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! ^ | July 26, 2005 | Seth Sutel
    NEW YORK - TV Guide is slashing the circulation it guarantees advertisers by about two-thirds and relaunching itself as a large format magazine with far fewer TV listings and more emphasis on lifestyle and entertainment, the magazine announced Tuesday. The radical changes to TV Guide come as it struggles to remain relevant in an age where many TV viewers get their listings from on-screen guides provided by their cable companies or online. TV Guide also said it would cut jobs as part of the revamp, but it declined say how many. The new TV Guide, which will launch with the...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger signs bridge legislation, answers to muscle magazine deal

    07/18/2005 6:48:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 400+ views
    AP ^ | 7/18/05 | Beth Fouhy
    OAKLAND, Calif. - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation Monday authorizing the completion of a new eastern span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge, ending a months-long stalemate over how to pay the spiraling costs of the project. The law protects the popular, but costly suspension design originally selected for the bridge, which the Republican governor once advocated ditching for a less expensive approach. It also finances most construction cost overruns by raising tolls on nearly every other bridge in the San Francisco Bay area. Schwarzenegger praised the bipartisan cooperation that produced the bridge plan and called for a similar approach...
  • Gun, drug offenses bring prison term

    07/16/2005 8:44:25 AM PDT · by holymoly · 5 replies · 903+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | July 16, 2005 | MATTHEW S. GALBRAITH
    SOUTH BEND -- A federal judge summed up Alfred Del Toro's problems in the first line of the court's recent sentencing memorandum. "On September 24, 2004, police found (Del Toro) in a house full of sleeping children, loaded firearms and recently cooked crack cocaine," U.S. District Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. wrote. One of the weapons -- a semi-automatic assault rifle with two banana clips holding 63 rounds taped together for rapid reloading -- was found under the cushion of a living room couch where one of the children was sleeping, a police affidavit added. On Tuesday, Miller sentenced Del...