February 4, 2015

JOURNALISM: The Times Sexualizes Children:

At a moment when the Times is trimming its news staff, the whole enterprise seems like an exercise in excess. And if, say, a Republican politician, a Wall Street bank, or a college fraternity were to devote these sorts of resources to producing elaborate photographs of “virginal,” “sexy” “kids” splayed on half-bare mattresses, Gail Collins, Maureen Dowd, and a passel of New York Times investigative journalists would be all over them with condemnatory coverage faster than you could remove a $1,725 Givenchy bodysuit. I understand, I suppose, the imperative to produce editorial content friendly to luxury fashion advertising that pays for the news in the rest of the paper. But at a certain point — at this point — one begins to wonder if there is any adult supervision.

Propriety is for the little people.

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