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Are women teasers 'partially responsible' when raped? BBC male host advises 'keep your knickers on'
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Are women teasers 'partially responsible' when raped? BBC male host advises 'keep your knickers on'
By: Sydney Smith
November 27, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Yet another male BBC host has been slammed for sexist opinions about female rape victims. Host Nick Conrad created a controversy suggesting it's a woman's responsibility to avoid being raped. Women are...
Jian Ghomeshi Charged, Lawsuit against CBC over, 'Costs in Favour of CBC'
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Jian Ghomeshi Charged, Lawsuit against CBC over, 'Costs in Favour of CBC'
By: Sydney Smith
November 26, 2014 02:33 PM EST
Immigration Thanksgiving cartoon retracted by Indianapolis Star
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Immigration Thanksgiving cartoon retracted by Indianapolis Star
By: Sydney Smith
November 26, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Indianapolis Star apologized for an offensive Thanksgiving cartoon this weekend. The cartoon by Gary Varvel showed a family climbing through another family's window to crash Thanksgiving. The caption read,...
'The Rape of Bill Cosby' Blogger Apologizes
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'The Rape of Bill Cosby' Blogger Apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
November 25, 2014 02:54 PM EST
Entertainment news site TheWrap apologized after an opinion article, "The Rape of Bill Cosby" by guest blogger Richard Stellar, seemingly slammed the women accusing Cosby of rape and offended readers,...
NYPost, Grio duped with Bill Cosby stories on fake Lisa Bonet tweet
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NYPost, Grio duped with Bill Cosby stories on fake Lisa Bonet tweet
By: Sydney Smith
November 25, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The New York Post was hoaxed by a fake Twitter account for Cosby Show actress Lisa Bonet seemingly commenting on the rape allegations against Bill Cosby. The tweet said, "According to the karma of past actions,...
AP Defends Publishing Bill Cosby 'Scuttled' Interview Comments
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AP Defends Publishing Bill Cosby 'Scuttled' Interview Comments
By: Sydney Smith
November 24, 2014 09:58 PM EST
Last week, the Associated Press published a video clip from an interview with Bill Cosby in which Cosby asked the AP not to publish its question about the rape claims against him and his lack of response. Yesterday, AP...
NYTimes duped by fake Kanye West Kim Kardashian butt quotes
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NYTimes duped by fake Kanye West Kim Kardashian butt quotes
By: Sydney Smith
November 24, 2014 01:42 PM EST
The New York Times published fake quotes attributed to Kanye West about his and Kim Kardashian's butts after being duped by satire site the Daily Currant. The Times' Nov. 22 correction has gone viral. The...
Russia's Channel 1 Airs Fake Malaysian Airlines 17 Crash Photo
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Russia's Channel 1 Airs Fake Malaysian Airlines 17 Crash Photo
By: Sydney Smith
November 24, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Russia's Channel 1 was hoaxed by a fake photo purporting to show the Malaysian Airlines flight 17, which crashed in July in Ukraine, being shot down by a Ukrainian fighter jet. Channel 1 claimed it got the photo...
NYTimes Mixes up Good Burger's Kel with Teenager
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NYTimes Mixes up Good Burger's Kel with Teenager
By: Sydney Smith
November 23, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The New York Times thought a still image from the movie Good Burger starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell was actually a picture of an everyday, real teenager working at a real burger restaurant.  Good Burger is...
Another News of the World phone hacker goes to jail
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Another News of the World phone hacker goes to jail
By: Sydney Smith
November 22, 2014 11:44 AM EST
Another former News of the World-er has been sentenced to jail for his involvement in the phone hacking scandal. Ian Edmondson was sentenced to eight months in prison this month, the Guardian reported. Justice...
Huffington Post Suspended 5 Staff for Missing Sources, Right of Reply
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Huffington Post Suspended 5 Staff for Missing Sources, Right of Reply
By: Sydney Smith
November 21, 2014 05:00 AM EST
A Huffington Post article about a partnership between Lululemon and the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education quoted heavily from anonymous online commenters criticizing the alliance. Because of that reliance on...
Swedish court rejects Assange appeal of warrant, but criticizes prosecutors
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Swedish court rejects Assange appeal of warrant, but criticizes prosecutors
By: Sydney Smith
November 20, 2014 12:49 PM EST
The Swedish Court of Appeal has upheld a Swedish arrest warrant and extradition for Julian Assange, Bloomberg reported. Assange plans to appeal today's decision to the Swedish Supreme Court, his lawyer told...
CNN's Don Lemon asks victim why she didn't bite Bill Cosby to stop rape
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CNN's Don Lemon asks victim why she didn't bite Bill Cosby to stop rape
By: Sydney Smith
November 20, 2014 10:36 AM EST
CNN's Don Lemon apologized after asking a victim-blaming question to a woman accusing Bill Cosby of rape. In response to the recently-resurfaced accusations of sexual assault and rape against Cosby, NBC canceled a...
Why did TIME ask its readers if word 'Feminist' should be banned?
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Why did TIME ask its readers if word 'Feminist' should be banned?
By: Sydney Smith
November 20, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Time magazine apologized for suggesting that the word "feminist" be banned. In a Nov. 12 article, Time had asked readers "Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015?" According to Time, it was the fourth...
Sun editor accused of bribing Govt. Employee for Stories [$25K+], Claims didn't know illegal
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Sun editor accused of bribing Govt. Employee for Stories [$25K+], Claims didn't know illegal
By: Sydney Smith
November 19, 2014 05:00 AM EST
After getting caught in a "pay to play" scheme and being charged with paying a public official more than $25,000 for stories, an editor at the UK Sun said she's quitting journalism. The editor, Clodagh...
Head of French Journalism school a Plagiarist?  HuffPost add 6 Editors Notes
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Head of French Journalism school a Plagiarist? HuffPost add 6 Editors Notes
By: Sydney Smith
November 18, 2014 01:15 PM EST
French journalist Agnès Chauveau has been accused of plagiarizing from Le Monde, Mediapart, and other French news outlets in her Huffington Post columns. Even worse than the plagiarism, Chauveau is the executive...
Actor didn't owe Child Support, Mirror Libeled with 'Deeply Upsetting' Claims
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Actor didn't owe Child Support, Mirror Libeled with 'Deeply Upsetting' Claims
By: Sydney Smith
November 18, 2014 05:00 AM EST
The Sunday Mirror falsely accused actor Tom Ellis of not paying child support. The Mirror's July story "Tamzin Outhwaite and ex-husband Tom Ellis in bitter battle over child support payments," libeled...
Police clear 'Selfie Stalker,' HLN News Nancy Grace said man like 'serial killer'
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Police clear 'Selfie Stalker,' HLN News Nancy Grace said man like 'serial killer'
By: Sydney Smith
November 17, 2014 05:00 AM EST
 Is Nancy Grace in trouble again with accusations of inaccurate and sensational reporting? A libel lawsuit filed this month against the HLN host is just one more case where Grace's reporting garnered negative...
Guardian Didn't Disclose Author is Married to Subject of Article, Published Program Notes from National Theatre as Article
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Guardian Didn't Disclose Author is Married to Subject of Article, Published Program Notes from National Theatre as Article
By: Sydney Smith
November 16, 2014 03:36 PM EST
The Guardian failed to disclose that the author of an article, Sunil Khilnani, is married to the subject of his feature story, Katherine Boo. Khilnani's article for the Guardian reports on the adaptation of...
Singapore Prime Minister wins Libel Lawsuit against Blogger
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Singapore Prime Minister wins Libel Lawsuit against Blogger
By: Sydney Smith
November 16, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Blogger Roy Ngerng lost a libel lawsuit in Singapore's High Court filed by Singapore's prime minister Lee Hsieng Loong, he told iMediaEthics by e-mail Nov. 7. The prime minister sued Ngerng earlier this year...
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