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calamityjon:

It’s what you get.

calamityjon:

It’s what you get.

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nprfreshair:

Today we talk to Matt Bai, author of All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid.  The book centers on Gary Hart’s 1987 sex scandal that destroyed his political ambitions, and how it was a turning point in how the media cover politics, emphasizing quote character issues, over political experience.  
'All The Truth Is Out' Examines How Political Journalism Went Tabloid

Dave Davies: Historically, before 1987 [and the Gary Hart sex scandal], what were the standards employed by journalists in covering politician’s private lives? 

Matt Bai: It’s too facile to say that private lives were never in issue in politics or presidential politics. You certainly can’t say that character wasn’t an issue, we always cared about these things. But by and large, if you’re looking at 20th century politics, let’s say, and even going back before then, the personal lives or private or marital transgressions of national candidates became germane to the debate only when they burst out into the open and affected your political standing. So if you look at someone like Nelson Rockefeller, who in the 1960s divorced his wife, married a much younger staffer, it was quite scandalous, particularly in the Republican Party—that affected his standing with republican voters, it was a political story and it was covered. Chappaquiddick, of course, we all know. Ted Kennedy’s marital troubles, his wife’s issues, all of those things were covered in the context of political standing and how it affected your campaign. 



What we didn’t have were journalists going out and playing detective or playing private investigator and trying to bring into the public arena what were considered private behaviors that were generally off-limits.  So that in the case of say a Franklin Roosevelt, a John Kennedy, a Lyndon Johnson, all of whom we now know were not angels in their private lives, by the standards most of us have for our marriages, but none of that was considered news. Even later when it was understood that John Kennedy had not only extramarital affairs but associations in terms of the mafia and a mafia mistress, that were really, I would consider quite reckless and I think most people would—most of that was treated as something separate from his presidency. He still gets very high marks as a president. 


Photo: Marilyn Monroe and JFK, via JKFlibrary.org 

nprfreshair:

Today we talk to Matt Bai, author of All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid.  The book centers on Gary Hart’s 1987 sex scandal that destroyed his political ambitions, and how it was a turning point in how the media cover politics, emphasizing quote character issues, over political experience.  

'All The Truth Is Out' Examines How Political Journalism Went Tabloid

Dave Davies: Historically, before 1987 [and the Gary Hart sex scandal], what were the standards employed by journalists in covering politician’s private lives? 

Matt Bai: It’s too facile to say that private lives were never in issue in politics or presidential politics. You certainly can’t say that character wasn’t an issue, we always cared about these things. But by and large, if you’re looking at 20th century politics, let’s say, and even going back before then, the personal lives or private or marital transgressions of national candidates became germane to the debate only when they burst out into the open and affected your political standing. So if you look at someone like Nelson Rockefeller, who in the 1960s divorced his wife, married a much younger staffer, it was quite scandalous, particularly in the Republican Party—that affected his standing with republican voters, it was a political story and it was covered. Chappaquiddick, of course, we all know. Ted Kennedy’s marital troubles, his wife’s issues, all of those things were covered in the context of political standing and how it affected your campaign. 

What we didn’t have were journalists going out and playing detective or playing private investigator and trying to bring into the public arena what were considered private behaviors that were generally off-limits.  So that in the case of say a Franklin Roosevelt, a John Kennedy, a Lyndon Johnson, all of whom we now know were not angels in their private lives, by the standards most of us have for our marriages, but none of that was considered news. Even later when it was understood that John Kennedy had not only extramarital affairs but associations in terms of the mafia and a mafia mistress, that were really, I would consider quite reckless and I think most people would—most of that was treated as something separate from his presidency. He still gets very high marks as a president. 

Photo: Marilyn Monroe and JFK, via JKFlibrary.org 

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damsellover:

Gloria Pall  with a vintage console TV, 1950s.

Gloria Pall (1927-2012) was an American model, showgirl, film and television actress, author and businesswoman. In 1947 she won a beauty contest that opened the door to work as a model. Pall got her first acting job on television in 1951.
In late 1954 and early 1955, she developed a television show called “Voluptua" for KABC-TV that caused a furor for what was then seen as obscenity. In a 2011 radio interview with author and broadcaster R. H. Greene, Pall reminisced about the Voluptua program, explaining the show’s format, re-enacting character dialogue, and explaining how Christian and PTA groups labelled the character “Corruptua” and pressured KABC to take her off the air.
Cancelled after seven weeks, Voluptua got Pall feature stories in Life and Playboy magazines.
She went on to a successful career as an actress for ten years, primarily in secondary and minor roles. (Wikipedia)

broadcastarchive-umd:

damsellover:

Gloria Pall  with a vintage console TV, 1950s.

Gloria Pall (1927-2012) was an American model, showgirl, film and television actress, author and businesswoman. In 1947 she won a beauty contest that opened the door to work as a model. Pall got her first acting job on television in 1951.

In late 1954 and early 1955, she developed a television show called “Voluptua" for KABC-TV that caused a furor for what was then seen as obscenity. In a 2011 radio interview with author and broadcaster R. H. Greene, Pall reminisced about the Voluptua program, explaining the show’s format, re-enacting character dialogue, and explaining how Christian and PTA groups labelled the character “Corruptua” and pressured KABC to take her off the air.

Cancelled after seven weeks, Voluptua got Pall feature stories in Life and Playboy magazines.

She went on to a successful career as an actress for ten years, primarily in secondary and minor roles. (Wikipedia)

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comicbookcovers:

The Adventures Of Superman #475, February 1991, cover by Dan Jurgens, Art Thibert, and Glen Whitmore

comicbookcovers:

The Adventures Of Superman #475, February 1991, cover by Dan Jurgens, Art Thibert, and Glen Whitmore

nprfreshair:

Speaking of The Grand Budapest … Listen:  Wes Anderson: ‘We Made A Pastiche’ Of Eastern Europe’s Greatest Hits
Minimalist posters of Wes Anderson houses via Buzzfeed

nprfreshair:

Speaking of The Grand Budapest … Listen:  Wes Anderson: ‘We Made A Pastiche’ Of Eastern Europe’s Greatest Hits

Minimalist posters of Wes Anderson houses via Buzzfeed

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hilaritycomics:

The Escapades of Percival ‘Pac’ Man, Esq.

Beloved shit, right here!!!

zpxlng:

hilaritycomics:

The Escapades of Percival ‘Pac’ Man, Esq.

Beloved shit, right here!!!

zpxlng:

Patrick Alexander’s 22 Panels That Always Work!!

Useful resource for pros.

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Queen RHAELLA Targaryen

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carla33hidenworld:

Amazing abandoned places:
A tree growing through an abandoned piano

carla33hidenworld:

Amazing abandoned places:

A tree growing through an abandoned piano

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