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German Women's Mag Bans Models

'Whole industry is anorexic,' says fed-up editor

(Newser) - The most popular German women's magazine is banning professional models from its editorial pages. Brigitte will use only "real woman" from now on to illustrate its stories, declared its editor, who said he was "fed up" with having to retouch pictures of underweight models who bear no resemblance... More »

Ben Stein Bitches About Getting Fired by the Times

(Newser) - Ben Stein is miffed about his summary expulsion from the New York Times’ Sunday business section, and he explains why in a lengthy piece for the American Spectator. Booted over a TV commercial he did for an online credit reporting service—not his first commercial, and not a subject he... More »

What Today Means

Pundits take on magnitude of the moment

(Newser) - Barack Obama is the story today for editorial pages across the country. Here’s what the professional pundits are saying:  
  • The excitement is feverish in Washington, writes Jonathan Freedland in the Guardian, a sense that this inauguration is special, that Obama will be magically transformed into “the embodiment
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Scribe to Papers: Stop Endorsing

Getting behind pair of opposites—ie, Obama and McCain—is 'schizophrenic'

(Newser) - Newspapers should stop endorsing candidates, Philadelphia Daily News blogger Will Bunch writes, because the practice makes editorial pages look disingenuous. Most papers have been stepping up with one nod to a Democrat and another to a Republican, he notes; what could be more ridiculous than supporting Barack Obama and John... More »

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