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Jan 23, 2019

Burying The Lead


There would be some great irony if I "buried the lead" is this post about that very topic, so let me get to it:

The New York Times is reconsidering their guidelines about publishing photos of dead bodies after readers objected to photo from the Kenya massacre last Monday. 

That fact is included 30 paragraphs into an article about those photos, in which editors discuss how they reached the decision to publish a photo showing "bloody bodies slumped over tables", i.e., the Times buried the lead.When they finally did get to it, they wrote:

"LACEY As a result of the concerns from our readers that this photo raised, we’re going to convene a group of people to come up with clearer guidelines. I am going to be part of that effort.
LOORAM The group of journalists Marc is referring to will draft a guide for editors who are faced with making these kinds of consequential decisions.
As part of this process, we will create a set of questions to consider before publishing sensitive images. We must weigh our responsibility as journalists to help our readers see and understand the reality of the world with sensitivity to the victims and their families. We take both of these responsibilities very seriously.
It is also crucial to me as the director of photography that our editors are cognizant of issues of representation of people of color. We must not apply different standards, or give less consideration, to the dignity and humanity and pain of any group of people."

Jan 19, 2019

In Honor of MLK: A Matress sale

From Forbes:

5 Best Deals On Mattresses For Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend

While your health-centric New Year’s resolutions might focus on drinking more water, exercising regularly, and finally committing to a clean(er) diet, we’d like to propose a different type of resolution — a new mattress. As it turns out, getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health. However, what you sleep on can really make or break that wellness goal, especially in terms of comfort and support.
In 2019, let your mattress be your sleep supplement. We found some of the best mattresses that are also on sale this weekend for a better night’s rest.
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Maybe the mattress comes with this photo stitched in?

 Or this one?
 

Jan 18, 2019

Great Review for Montgomery-Assembled Hyundai Santa Fe

The website automobile.com loved the newly redesigned Santa Fe (Formerly called the Santa Fe Sport. HERE's the review.



U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-AL)


"Mr. Jones is the only red-state Senate Democrat up for re-election in 2020. By taking on President Trump and the border wall, which are both popular in Alabama, and refusing to give ground on the shutdown, the senator may be the last “Doug Jones Democrat” to win here anytime soon."
                             NY Times story suggesting Jones will have a hard time winning a 2020 reelection, because he says reopen the government and THEN we'll talk about border security.