Editor Says Bristol “Isn’t Ready” For Gay Marriage Front Page After Complaints

“It was an historic day for Bristol. The city’s first same-sex marriage. We thought it was front-page news. And we illustrated the event with the picture that defines any marriage – the happy couple’s first kiss.

“I’m a Bristolian, brought up in South Bristol. Real Bristol. One of the things I love about my home town is how characterful, tolerant and non-conformist its people are. So I thought Bristol was ready for that picture.

“But, boy, was I wrong. We lost thousands of sales of the paper. Which surprised me. Because, on the day, we received just nine phone calls of complaint.”

whiteboyfriend:

NPR posted an article with a title asking why people don’t read anymore, but the content was just an April Fools joke. Then people started to embarrass themselves.
(gawker)

Love it. -AR whiteboyfriend:

NPR posted an article with a title asking why people don’t read anymore, but the content was just an April Fools joke. Then people started to embarrass themselves.
(gawker)

Love it. -AR whiteboyfriend:

NPR posted an article with a title asking why people don’t read anymore, but the content was just an April Fools joke. Then people started to embarrass themselves.
(gawker)

Love it. -AR

whiteboyfriend:

NPR posted an article with a title asking why people don’t read anymore, but the content was just an April Fools joke. Then people started to embarrass themselves.

(gawker)

Love it. -AR

breakingnews:

AP photographer killed, reporter wounded in Afghanistan
AP: Veteran Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed and AP reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan.
Follow more on this story at Breaking News
Photo: Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus poses for a photograph in Rome. (AP File Photo)

breakingnews:

AP photographer killed, reporter wounded in Afghanistan

AP: Veteran Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed and AP reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan.

Follow more on this story at Breaking News

Photo: Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus poses for a photograph in Rome. (AP File Photo)

Thank you NBC for giving me a perfect example for when I need to show someone an accurate but misleading headline. 

mediamattersforamerica:

Wow: Fox News actually issued a correction for its misleading chart from yesterday—and comes up with a way less alarming chart about Obamacare. http://mm4a.org/1i9UMcg

tastefullyoffensive:

I see what they did there… [x]

tastefullyoffensive:

I see what they did there… [x]

newyorker:

Who needs friends when you’ve got Terry Gross? An illustration by Eleanor Davis: http://nyr.kr/1nYvPYw

thepoliticalnotebook:

The New York Times story by Carlotta Gall on what Pakistan knew about bin Laden was censored in Pakistan’s edition, leaving a huge chunk of blank space on the front page.

[Via BBC correspondent Aleem Maqbool]

mediamattersforamerica:

msnbc:

Chris Hayes talks to his panel about the link between refusing to vaccinate and an outbreak of measles.

Great piece on the impact of misinsformation. 
mediamattersforamerica:

msnbc:

Chris Hayes talks to his panel about the link between refusing to vaccinate and an outbreak of measles.

Great piece on the impact of misinsformation. 

mediamattersforamerica:

msnbc:

Chris Hayes talks to his panel about the link between refusing to vaccinate and an outbreak of measles.

Great piece on the impact of misinsformation. 

Want to see hundreds of nerds freak out? Check out the debate over @APStylebook decision to make “over” an alternative to “more than”

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