Both the Daily News and the New York Post rediscovered Thought Catalog this weekend after a rich girl wrote a post about being unapologetically rich.
Get ready. Katie Roiphe, “one of Slate’s most provocative columnists,” will discuss her admiration for messy lives at the New York Public Library on next week. Ms. Roiphe’s new collection of contrarian essays, In Praise of Messy Lives, provides the jumping off point for a conversation with NYPL’s Paul Holdengräber, as well as a flurry of Read More
Newsweek’s latest attempt to gin up attention and traffic with controversial covers was posted online today–an all caps “Muslim Rage” headline, almost as big as the magazine’s logo, illustrated by a photo of men in religious garb with contorted faces and fists.
In an apparent miscalculation, Newsweek tried to capitalize on their edgy cover by inviting a conversation on Twitter with the suggested hashtag #MuslimRage.
According to data uploaded by Anonymous and reported on by both the Guardian and Russian news portal Gazeta.ru, Russian strongman and bare-fisted tiger boxer Vladimir Putin’s long reach extends even to the darker corners of the Internet. If Anonymous’s treasure trove of emails from a Russian youth group called Nashi is any indication, Mr.Putin has his own paid crew of trolls and bloggers policing Putin-centered media. The Guardian gives a breakdown of some of Nashi’s covert, Putin-loving tactics:
Politics as usual
Along with quite a few other people, New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has now been successfully trolled by Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane, having dignified the paper’s ombudsman tonight with a response after he incited a brouhaha of populist outrage with a poorly-worded column published earlier today.
Thomas Kubica, a paid intern working for Senate candidate Rand Paul, has been caught “concern trolling” no less than the Daily Kos, the 800-ton gorilla of progressive blogs. Concern trolls are Internet forum users who post messages or comments that appear to support one point of view when in fact they support Read More