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How the Daily Beast Screws Up Its Articles

I saw this article the other day on The Daily Beast. I was there for Andrew Sullivan but saw this.

Daily Beast link: the media and girls and Paris Hilton

Didn't click on the link but questions were inevitably raised about the use of (I assume) Paris Hilton:

  1. Does she represent the media's depiction of girls?
  2. Does she represent girls?
  3. Is she there because she's hot, you'll notice, possibly click on the link, and help the bottom line of the Daily Beast?

I'm guessing a bit of 1) but mostly 3).

Seriously, it's dopey enough having a media site like the Daily Beast talk up the problems of “the media.” But for the Daily Beast to then offer up the very thing it's condemning is a sign either of schizophrenia or a vast, horrible unscrupulousness.


Posted at 06:09 PM on Sat. Oct 22, 2011 in category Media  
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