How Yahoo News Ruins Journalism

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by: Ron Charles | The Washington Post

The new issue of the Baffler, titled “Venus in Fur” (No. 27), is the left-wing journal’s first issue focused on clothing — from mom jeans to phallic neckties.

 

But the best essay is a tale about an emperor with no clothes. In “Purple Reign,” Baffler senior editor Chris Lehmann reports on his stint as managing editor of Yahoo News’s news blog — a “Beckett-like simulacrum of a journalism shop.”

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