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Afternoon Reading List 09.06.13.

Secretary of Botox: Does Sec. of State John Kerry look different to you? Has he done something to his hair? Maybe it’s his weight… You know, it kind of looks like he maybe squeezed in a terrible botox job while trying deal with this whole Syria “thing.” The Reliable Source at WaPo thinks it’s totally a possibility. Pols tweak their looks all the time, and Kerry is no stranger to having work done. In the 1970′s, they write, he had surgery to fix a “malocclusion” in his bite that coincidentally made him more handsome.

Why you should read this article: Maybe you were thinking about getting some work done, and thought, “Hey, what’s the worst that could happen?” Well, the answer to your question is that if it goes wrong, your lowered self-image may affect your work performance and indirectly cause World War III (depending on your job).

Assad’s propaganda feed: The Atlantic‘s Meghan Garber has an interesting story out about Syrian President (Internationally Renowned D–khead) Bashar al-Assad and his propagandizing instagram feed.  That’s right, there’s a genocidal madman out there posting selfies while he shouts YOLO as he gases civilians and children.

Why you should read this article: All joking and whimsical satire aside, this story is worth a read.  It illustrates the power of the internet and its ability to equalize propaganda through the use of a comments section on a despot’s instagram feed. It’s definitely worth checking out, if only to see the bizarre things Assad posts next week from a hole in the ground.

Mouthy AP Reporter rips a harsh burn on the Prez…

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D.C. Journos Win Awards for Alleged Sexism

Not all awards are meant for resumés.

Some Washington journalists are among those getting recognized for being sexist in their political coverage. Name It. Change It., a non-partisan project of She Should RunWomen’s Media Center, and Political Parity that aims to combat what they call “widespread” sexism in the media, began publicly informing winners this morning on Twitter.

Among the award winners: HuffPost Social Media Editor Ethan Klapper for an allegedly sexist slideshow; HuffPost Style fashion writers Lauren Rothman and Christina Wilkie for what the organization deems as sexist fashion reporting; and FNC “The Five’s” Greg Gutfeld and Kimberly Guilfoyle for referring to Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as “frizzilla.” Guilfoyle remarked, “I gave up perms a long time ago.”

We reached out to HuffPost for reaction. Klapper had no comment and referred me to HuffPost Publicist Rhoades Alderson. The others did not immediately respond to our request. UPDATE: See a comment from Alderson after the jump…

Name It. Change It. gave HuffPost their Award For Creating Sexist Standards For Women in PoliticsRead more