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Rebecca Black and Bullying

NAVA BRAHE: Bullying pisses me off – and don’t for a second think that kids are the only ones guilty of it; adults are just as culpable.

When I read the story about Rebecca Black leaving school for being bullied for the success of her “Friday” music video, I was upset, but I also had a revelation: grown-ups have become obsessed with protecting their kids from bullies, but who is preventing the grown-ups from bullying each other? It’s a conundrum I never before contemplated, but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. Kids aren’t the only ones doing it. Continue reading

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Arianna Huffington Vs. Bill Keller

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: Bill? STFU. I didn’t even know who you were until I read your
editorial. Arianna? STFU. Your website has Justin Timberlake’s
breakup as a top headline.

AKIE BERMISS: Last week a brief news juggernaut conflagration heaved the blogosphere about for a day or so when the executive editor of the New York Times, Mr. Bill Keller, decided to write an opinion piece that cast aspersions on Arianna Huffington. My understanding is that they don’t really know each other. They’ve met in a business context, done some panels and interviews together, and are — obviously — aware of each other’s work. It was really only a boring, self-congratulatory opinion piece until Huffington decided to respond in kind from her HQ over at the HuffingtonPost. While its entertaining to see two news juggernauts lose all sense of composure and start lobbing grenades at each other — it really isn’t news. And it destroys any prestige we’d built up in our minds about what the executive editor of the New York Times — and other of his ilk — might be like. Continue reading

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