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Ann Hornaday Finds an Ally for Mass Murder Movie Link... Rush Limbaugh 2

Ann Hornaday Finds an Ally for Mass Murder Movie Link… Rush Limbaugh

Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post film critic widely criticized for suggesting Elliot Rodger went on a murder spree because of frat boy movies, has at least one media ally, ultra-conservative talking head Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh drew a connection between the murders at the University of California Santa Barbara and the movie “Hunger Games.” On his syndicated radio show, Limbaugh pointed out that Elliot’s father Peter Roger worked as an assistant director on the first movie in the series. ...
Hollywood In Uproar After Film Critic Links Mass Murder to Movies 4

Hollywood In Uproar After Film Critic Links Mass Murder to Movies

Seth Rogan and much of Hollywood are raking Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday over the coals for claiming that mass murderer Elliot Rodger is a product of Hollywood’s male-dominated culture and the “sexist, misogynistic” movies it produces. There’s nothing new or original about that. It’s an old saw that gets taken out of the barn anytime a convenient scapegoat is needed to explain something. Hornaday, a government major at Smith College and a Pulitzer finalist in criticism, should know better. ...
Jill Abramson Sacked at NY Times in Palace Coup; Lieutenant Gets Job 6

Jill Abramson Sacked at NY Times in Palace Coup; Lieutenant Gets Job

Jill Abramson, executive editor at The New York Times, was ousted in what appears to be a palace coup. Her top lieutenant, Managing Editor Dean Baquet was tapped to replace her. The move was sudden and unexpected, according to media watchers. Billionaire Amazon chief Jeff Bezos bought the paper last fall from the Graham family for a bargain basement $250 million....
Beyonce Pregnant! The Life and Death of a Media Fiasco 8

Beyonce Pregnant! The Life and Death of a Media Fiasco

Beyonce’s pregnancy with her second child has to be one of he biggest stories of the year. If only it were true. But it’s still a big story for another reason. It illustrates the folly of internet news and how so much of what gets reported based on “sources” is untrue or simply made up....