Tag Archives: newspapers

SOUTH CAROLINA: Paper Prints Wedding Notice For Interracial Gay Couple

Andrew Sullivan points us to the above wedding announcement published by South Carolina’s largest daily newspaper. Rather than smile at the image of all those good ole boys freaking out over today’s paper, let’s wish the happy couple our best. (Whoops, smiling anyway.)

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New York Daily News Reacts

Very nice cover from the Daily News. However, today’s front page of the wingnut New York Post shows a woman attempting suicide by leaping from her roof.

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Media In The Crosshairs

Media critics are pointing out Saturday’s unfortunate front page of the New York Post, which depicts quarterback Peyton Manning with rifle crosshairs over his face and the caption “STOP HIM!” According to some, Palin’s usage of crosshairs is unimportant because it’s such a common device.

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Quote Of The Day – WaPo Ombudsman

“Did the Post go too far? Of course not. The photo deserved to be in newspaper and on its Web site, and it warranted front-page display. News photos capture reality. And the prominent display reflects the historic significance of what was occurring. The recent D.C. Council decision to approve same-sex marriage was the culmination of a decades-long gay rights fight …

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PA Newspaper Takes Ad Calling For Assassination Of President Obama

The Warren, Pennsylvania Times-Observer has apologized, saying that the person who approved the ad “didn’t recognize the significance of the names” and that they have “notified the authorities.” Seriously? Garfield and McKinley…sure. But Lincoln and Kennedy?

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Boston Globe On The Brink

It looks like the end may be near for the Boston Globe. The New York Times Co. said last night that it is notifying federal authorities of its plans to shut down the Boston Globe, raising the possibility that New England’s most storied newspaper could cease to exist within weeks. After down-to-the-wire negotiations did not produce millions of dollars in …

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“Ex-Gays” Denied Ad In Texas Paper

Focus On The Family’s “ex-gay” road show was denied ad space in a San Antonio newspaper. From Christianist site OneNewsNow: Focus spokesman Gary Schneeberger tells OneNewsNow that conference organizers tried to buy an ad in the San Antonio News-Express. “And the ad was rejected as being ‘offensive,’ even though all the ad really does is recount the personal story of …

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Open Thread Thursday

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer folded a couple of days ago after 146 years of business. Other major dailies are on life support. Do you still read a physical newspaper? How much of your news do you get online? TIME Magazine and the New York Times are contemplating online subscription fees. Would you pay to get news online? What do you think …

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