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Mystery: Did ‘Miss A’ Ban Fat Fashion?

A screen shot of what appears to be an email response written by Andrea Rodgers, founder of the style site Ask Miss A, landed in our inbox Thursday. “Oh please no,” the alleged email reads. “I really don’t want any plus size fashion on the site.”

Really? How could the editor of a website heralding the tagline “Style Meets Charity” come off as so uncharitable? Mean, even.

A search of Rodgers’ website for the term “plus-size” does render results on clothes for larger women. Examples:

  • Chance Fashion: The Second Annual Plus Sized Fashion Show At Neighbours In Seattle, 4/13
  • CurvyGirls Bridal, 7/12
  • Wendy Williams Outs Our Fear of Fat, 11/10

So, has Rodgers made a recent editorial decision to ban fat fashion? Read more

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QUOTES of the DAY


Kurtz questions Cox’s sobriety

On his late Sunday morning program, CNN’s “Reliable Sources”, host Howard Kurtz asked GQ’s Ana Marie Cox about her 36-entry live tweeting of MSNBC’s “The Ed” Show. “My question, were you sober?” Kurtz asked her (we presume jokingly as he had a benevolent look on his face while asking, but it was fair to ask considering the extent to which Cox mentions/brags about her imbibing.) Her reply (pre-empted by her own laughter): “I can’t really remember doing that so I’m just going to say yes.”

Internet ‘crap out’

“Anyone else have their Comcast Internet service crap out? I call & can’t get an operator. Msg says, check the website. #fail #comcastfail” — Mother Jone’s Washington Bureau Chief David Corn in a Sunday night tweet amidst other irate Internet-free journos.

Conspiracy theories

“Is this comcast outage a cyber monday attack on our economy???” — Andrea Rodgers (a.k.a. “Ask Miss A” blogger) in a Sunday night tweet when Comcast Internet services conked out.

Editor-at-Large

“Note to all journalists, especially those who do Web front pages: AP Style is “toward” not “towards.” No s, got it? #Gobacktojschoolsheesh” — RealClearPolitics’s Erin McPike in a Sunday tweet. She says she had quickly surfed the country’s major newspaper web sites in the morning.

The Critic

“Maybe the New York Times should hire an editorial writer who understands both adverbs and the Constitution” — The Washington Examiner‘s J.P. Freire in a Sunday tweet. (He’s referring to this story.)

A journo’s daring adventure

“It’s a great day to jump out of a perfectly good airplane.” — CBS News’s Kaylee Hartung in a Sunday tweet.

Kurtz’s “junk”

“Navigated two airports, no junk touched. Just the usual zillion frustrations.” — The Daily Beast‘s Washington Bureau Chief and CNN host Kurtz in a Sunday tweet (and awkward contemplation flash of of Kurtz’s junk).

Tweet du Jour: Miss A Feeling Whorish

miss a tweet.jpgAskMissA.com blogger Andrea Rodgers tweets:

“@mikeinthecity is coming over to see if my PC has virus or malware! AskMissA.com infected again! Feeling like a whore who can’t get rid of STD’s!”

We certainly hope @mikeinthecity brought some protection…and by protection, we mean Norton Antivirus?

Silver Spoons Collide: “Miss A” v. LNS.com

Silver spoons collided today after “Miss A” (Andrea Rodgers) attacked DC-born social network, LateNightShots.com on her blog AskMissA.com. It’s a blog off!

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“It’s like one big bathroom wall. It’s the only place you can anonymously bash your social and/or business rivals. Removing the anonymity would make LNS, and the real Washington a nicer place, but doing so would would be the death knell for LNS, so I doubt that will ever happen.”

- Andrea Rodgers on LateNightShots.com from her blog AskMissA.com

In her post on LNS, Rodgers goes on to say:

“My hate for LNS stems from how my association with LNS led to my being the target of a “hit piece” written by Angela Valdez for the City Paper a few years ago. Before this experience, I thought “hit pieces” were used to target politicians and celebrities, but Ms. Valdez has made a career out of targeting and humiliating private citizens. If that weren’t enough Angela lumped me in with the very misogynistic, elitist, and racist aspect of LNS that I abhored.”

In response to Miss A’s criticisms, LNS Founder Reed Landry fired back, exposing Rodgers’ alleged “mean girls womens” tactics on his site’s forum:

What makes your blog post even more bizarre is that you, perhaps more than any person on LNS, use the site as a weapon to attack people you don’t like (often girls who are little more than half your age). Quickly removing these posts of yours on almost a daily basis over the years has been a chore, to say the least. It’s remarkable that a 40-year-old woman like yourself is unable to handle the anonymity afforded on a website that the vast majority of people in their early 20′s manage to enjoy responsibly.

Don’t care? Understood, but it’s August in Washington…cut me some slack.