A point that a fair number of readers seem not to be getting is this: The problem isn’t that journalists made jokes about a grim story. The problem is that they based their jokes on pretty much all the facts and backstory of the story except for the single most salient and chronically overlooked one, and in so doing… Read more
They’re giving out practice squad trophies in Miami no wonder the team is bad at football they’ve been coddled and hugged and told they were special by their handlers and personal assistants in my day the only personal assistant a quarterback had was his conscience and if any scrub player picked him off in practice,… Read more
The Entourage movie opened Wednesday, June 3, to fairly tepid reviews. But unlike most of those, two Jezebel…
Charlie Jane, I want to thank you and the rest of io9 for taking the high road on this and apologizing. Plagiarism is always a risk in media, especially when multiple writers are involved, and sites like Buzzfeed have just swept their incidents under the rug. Seeing you take action to protect the integrity of io9… Read more
You know, I’m sure you’re just trying to be snarky or ironic or whatever the kids are calling it these days, but I get what Earl Sweatshirt’s saying? Like how when you’re, like, nineteen, talking or joking about raping people might seem ~*~cool~*~ or **eDgY*~ but then you grow up and realize, nope, that shit’s… Read more
It’s optional. It is an optional feature. As a woman on Twitter who frequently tweets about feminism, my option will be not to turn it on, but I don’t understand why it’s a problem if other people choose to use a feature that’s made available.