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Posts Tagged ‘Julian Sanchez’

The eXiled Gives a Preview of Its Media Transparency Project

The eXiled is on the verge of launching its new media transparency project, aimed at exposing the “conflicts-of-interest and corruption in the media and among our major ‘thought leaders’ and ‘independent voices.’” They’re calling the site S.H.A.M.E–Shame the Hacks who Abuse Media Ethics. The eXiled’s Yasha Levine put up a preview dossier of The Atlantic‘s resident Randian Meghan McArdle–who, incidentally, just got into a bizarre argument in the comment section of Julian Sanchez‘s blog, in which she essentially argued that prosecutors shouldn’t bring charges against George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case because they might lose. Wouldn’t want to squander taxpayer money in pursuit of justice, now, would we?

Anyway, Levine claims he has the goods on dozens of prominent U.S. journalists who take money from various think tanks and corporate sponsors in exchange for slanted coverage. Can’t wait to see who makes the list. Although we have a few guesses who might be on there.

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Naomi Wolf on Porn and Sex–Four Years Later, Debate Rages

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Feministing is all a-blaze over a New York magazine story by Naomi Wolf about the allegedly insidious effects of porn on sex lives of real people.

Vanessa and the commentors are taking Wolf to task for her poorly researched piece. (0ne commenter, aka Stripper, notes a “factual error” in the first sentence.)

Matthew Yglesias, blogging at The Atlantic, jumps manfully into the fray and takes 117 comments with him.

Julian Sanchez, at Notes from the Lounge, likes this quote from Wolf:

In my gym, the 40-year-old women have adult pubic hair; the twentysomethings have all been trimmed and styled.

and attributes this styling gap to penetration vs. oral.

And at each site, someone points out that the piece was a story in October 2003. Why let a few years stand in the way of a good rant?

(Note to Stripper–did you read past the first sentence?)