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Postmodern Analysis of Google Glass’ “Seeds” film

by thelaurentai @ Media and Cultural Analysis, Spring 2014

Google recently uploaded a short video segment under its Google Glass channel in celebration of Mother’s Day. This two and a half minute video clip, titled “Seeds,” was shot entirely using Google Glass and created by students of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. The video documents a man’s surprise journey to […]

Why It Matters That Mueller Is Reportedly Looking into Trump's Russia Meeting

Why It Matters That Mueller Is Reportedly Looking into Trump's Russia Meeting

by Jeremy Stahl @ The Slatest

The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has asked the White House for documents about Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey. This includes any documentation of an Oval Office meeting Trump had with the Russians the day after Comey was fired, in which the president reportedly told them “great pressure” on him personally had been “taken off” because of the sacking.

From the Times:

In recent weeks, Mr. Mueller’s office sent a document to the White House that detailed 13 different areas that investigators want more information about. Since then, administration lawyers have been scouring White House emails and asking officials whether they have other documents or notes that may pertain to Mr. Mueller’s requests.
One of the requests is about a meeting Mr. Trump had in May with Russian officials in the Oval Office the day after James B. Comey, the F.B. I. director, was fired. That day, Mr. Trump met with the Russian foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, and the Russian ambassador to the United States at the time, Sergey I. Kislyak, along with other Russian officials. The New York Times reported that in the meeting Mr. Trump had said that firing Mr. Comey relieved “great pressure” on him.

In a lot of ways, this should not be considered unusual. Mueller is just doing what any good investigator would do and tracking down possible leads surrounding his investigation, which is reportedly delving into whether or not Trump intended to obstruct justice with the firing of Comey. “It is entirely unsurprising,” Georgetown Law professor and former federal prosecutor Julie O’Sullivan told me over email. “Any investigator worth his salt would look into this.”

At the same time, the news demonstrates that Mueller considers the obstruction portion of the investigation to be significant and will not just limit his examination of the matter into the respective credibility of Comey and Trump. Comey testified under oath that the president suggested he halt the FBI’s investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Trump says he’s lying. Mueller is apparently not content to just look at their words alone, but is willing to examine outside evidence that could point to whether or not Trump acted with “corrupt intent” when he fired Comey. This apparently includes the relevance of him possibly telling the foreign power at the center of the scandal that the pressure was off. “It obviously is relevant to his reasons for firing Comey, and thus to the obstruction investigation,” O’Sullivan wrote.

Again, this could be considered significant because it demonstrates that Mueller is not leaving stones unturned. The president’s backers have questioned the scope of the inquiry—with some Republicans in Congress going so far as to call for Mueller to resign. “We’ve […] moved off of the original topic, which was the Russian issue, and now we’re talking about obstruction of justice and we’re just going to keep expanding the scope looking for something,” Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs said in June while calling for Mueller to step down. Newt Gingrich—who led the impeachment of Bill Clinton for, among other charges, obstruction of justice—has argued that “technically, the president of the United States cannot obstruct justice.”

This news is another indication that Mueller thinks that maybe the president can and that as special counsel he will be leading a thorough investigation of that question.

The other reason why the news might matter is that the obstruction portion seems to be coming up relatively early in the inquiry.

“[It was] inevitable that Mueller’s work would include some kind of judgment on that legal question,” Duke University law professor and former Enron prosecutor Samuel W. Buell told me over email. “But this and other developments seem to show him working relatively quickly on several fronts, perhaps with some sense of urgency about timing.”

VIDEO: White Dove At Funeral Gets Hit By Truck

VIDEO: White Dove At Funeral Gets Hit By Truck


Bailey and Southside

White dove released at funeral gets hit by truck as it flies away.

VIDEO: The Company That Gives You White Privilege On-demand

by Bailey and Southside @ Bailey and Southside

It’s okay. We’ll let you in on the secret: It’s all a part of Look Different, MTV’s multi-year campaign that works to shed light on and combat bias based on race, gender and sexual orientation. Even though you can’t just call up White Squad for real, it wouldn’t be so crazy if they did exist. After all, they offer a quick solution to systemic inequity: white privilege on demand.

Ricky Chanana Appointed Unruly Managing Director ANZ

by Alistair Griffiths @ Unruly

Mr Chanana to drive the News Corp company’s programmatic growth, unique data set, premium media offering and emotional intelligence solutions SYDNEY, MELBOURNE – Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – News Corp-owned video ad tech company Unruly today announces it has appointed Ricky Chanana as its new ANZ MD. Chanana, who is currently Maxus Australia’s National Head...

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This very distressed purple bird is derailing conversations across Facebook

This very distressed purple bird is derailing conversations across Facebook


The Verge

Seemingly out of nowhere, every post on The Verge’s Facebook page (and several other Facebook pages, including Vox, Polygon, Business Insider, and I Fucking Love Science) has been flooded with GIFs...

10 Most Compelling Ad Campaigns of the Decade: Why They Went Viral

10 Most Compelling Ad Campaigns of the Decade: Why They Went Viral


Inc.com

Pretty pictures no longer cut it.

Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches”

by Barbara Rosemberg @ OCD & Related Disorders

Written by Lillian Reuman Click here for PDF   Just over one month ago, Dove released a three-minute video ad, “Real Beauty Sketches.” To date, it has accrued over 114 million views, making it the most watched video ad of all time. The viral video features Gil Zamora, an FBI trained forensic artist, as he […]

Russian Facebook Account Reportedly Organized Florida Trump Rallies During Election

Russian Facebook Account Reportedly Organized Florida Trump Rallies During Election

by Osita Nwanevu @ The Slatest

Russian Facebook accounts attempted to organize more than a dozen Florida Trump rallies during the election, the Daily Beast reported Wednesday:

The demonstrations—at least one of which was promoted online by local pro-Trump activists—brought dozens of supporters together in real life. They appear to be the first case of Russian provocateurs successfully mobilizing Americans over Facebook in direct support of Donald Trump.
The Aug. 20, 2016, events were collectively called “Florida Goes Trump!” and they were billed as a “patriotic state-wide flash mob,” unfolding simultaneously in 17 different cities and towns in the battleground state. It’s difficult to determine how many of those locations actually witnessed any turnout, in part because Facebook’s recent deletion of hundreds of Russian accounts hid much of the evidence. But videos and photos from two of the locations—Fort Lauderdale and Coral Springs—were reposted to a Facebook page run by the local Trump campaign chair, where they remain to this day.

The Beast reports that the Florida events were put on by a Facebook page called “Being Patriotic,” which had 200,000 followers before being shut down last month, and a Twitter account called @march_for_trump. The “Being Patriotic” Facebook page was shut down at around the same time Facebook revoked multiple accounts being run by the Internet Research Agency, a Russian firm American intelligence agencies have linked to an ally of Vladimir Putin.

The news comes after the revelation two weeks ago that Facebook also facilitated $100,000 in Russian-funded political advertising targeted at U.S. voters in the run-up to the election.

Donald Trump won 49 percent of the vote in Florida, compared with Hillary Clinton’s 47.8 percent.

Dove Real Beauty Sketches – best marketing campaign of the century?

by Gaby Atkinson @ Formedia | PR - Marketing - Design - Web » Formedia | PR - Marketing - Design - Web |

Who would have thought that a brand which primarily sells toiletries, could deliver a promotion that arguably wins the title of best viral campaign?   Dove: how to build a brand In 2004, international cosmetic brand, Dove, launched its Real Beauty campaign, aiming to empower...

Going Social | Dove's Viral Video Sparks Discussion, and Other Top Comments -

Going Social | Dove's Viral Video Sparks Discussion, and Other Top Comments -


Going Social

Dove Experiment Aims to Change the Way You See Yourself Michelle Keiser was moved by the ad and gives kudos to Dove for its marketing approach. How did the ad affect the way you view Dove as a company? Let us know in the comments section at the end of this article. Wingsuit Cave Flight …

The Top 4 Best Viral Video Marketing Campaigns of 2016

The Top 4 Best Viral Video Marketing Campaigns of 2016


Jeffbullas's Blog

Using video in your marketing campaigns is a great way to reach your target audience at scale. Learn from the best viral video marketing campaigns of 2016.

Why the Viral Video is a Myth

Why the Viral Video is a Myth


L2: Benchmarking Digital Performance

Launching a YouTube video that “goes viral” is often seen as the epitome of digital success. However, brands that hope to achieve this kind of popularity organically might be wasting their time. L2’s Intelligence Report: Video finds that the “viral video” ...

What Do You Think of Dove's New Viral Video Campaign, "Patches"?

What Do You Think of Dove's New Viral Video Campaign, "Patches"?


Allure

I'll be the first to admit that I love Dove's Real Beauty campaign. The initial ad campaign was based on a simple but profound idea: We don't need a flawless celebrity or model to...

Student LGBTQ Leader Wielding Pocketknife Shot and Killed by Police on Georgia Tech Campus

Student LGBTQ Leader Wielding Pocketknife Shot and Killed by Police on Georgia Tech Campus

by Molly Olmstead @ The Slatest

Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials are investigating the fatal shooting of a Georgia Tech student by campus police outside a dorm late Saturday night.

Campus police shot and killed Scout Schultz, a 21-year-old computer engineering student and the president of the campus’ Pride Alliance, an LGBTQ group, after they responded to a 911 call about a person with a knife and a gun, according to reports. Schultz did not have a gun in video of the incident, but police said Schultz had a knife and refused to put it down.

In the video, officers can be heard telling Schultz, who identified as nonbinary and used they/them pronouns, to drop the knife. Instead, Schultz walks slowly toward the officers and can be heard shouting, “shoot me.” More officers tell Schultz to stop, but after Schultz pauses and then takes a few steps toward the officers, one of the officers shoots. Schultz was taken to a hospital in downtown Atlanta, where they died Sunday.

The attorney for Schultz’s family said that the campus police overreacted and asked why the situation couldn’t have been handled by nonlethal measures. A statement on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s website announced that the agency was investigating the shooting at the request of the campus police department. “Officers provided multiple verbal commands and attempted to speak with Shultz [sic] who was not cooperative and would not comply with the officers’ commands,” the agency said in the statement. “Shultz continued to advance on the officers with the knife.”

WSB-TV reported that the knife looked like a “metal, flip-open multitool knife that would likely include a small blade.”

The attorney for the family told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the student never rushed the officers and that the blade of the knife was not extended. “Why didn’t they use some nonlethal force, like pepper spray or Tasers?” Schultz’s mother said to the newspaper. A Georgia Tech spokesperson told the paper that the campus police do not carry Tasers.

The attorney also said he wanted to know if the officers involved were trained to deal with mentally impaired people. Schultz’s mother told reporters that Schultz had been diagnosed with depression at a young age. She also said her child had attempted suicide two years ago.

The family’s attorney told the newspaper he thought Schultz “was having a mental breakdown and didn’t know what to do.” He said he didn’t believe it was a suicide attempt.

Dove “Patches” Results Ain’t Pretty.  Here Are the UPDATED Facts.

Dove “Patches” Results Ain’t Pretty. Here Are the UPDATED Facts.


Kimmel's Corner

14 days ago, Dove posted a new video as a part of the brand's long-standing "Campaign for Real Beauty."  This video is called “Patches.”  Since posting the video, it’s been viewed more than 20MM ti...

Watch MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell’s Unhinged Outtakes

by Bailey and Southside @ Bailey and Southside

Lawrence O’Donnell had a really bad night on August 29, 2017. We draw that conclusion based on the above clip obtained by Mediaite, showing behind the scenes footage of a furious O’Donnell absolutely going bananas in what appear to be breaks in his show. The video, which lasts a full eight minutes, is a collection of clips from one evening (given O’Donnell’s consistent outfit) and show the MSNBC anchor fuming about earpiece malfunctions, blasting off obscenities and screaming at his staff. We were able to link it back to the August 29 show. READ MORE

You Are Less Beautiful Than You Think

You Are Less Beautiful Than You Think


Scientific American

Dove's viral video gets it wrong

New Video: The Problem with Personalization

New Video: The Problem with Personalization

by Lisa Nirell @ EnergizeGrowth

A new buzzword among CMO circles is personalization. Many love to extol its virtues. But what are the problems with personalization? How do you define it? I just sat down with Tarek Kamil, the CEO of Cerkl and software visionary extraordinaire, to explore this topic. In this 15 minute video, you’ll learn: The challenges marketers […]

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How Cat Videos Are Killing Your Credibility

How Cat Videos Are Killing Your Credibility

by Rohit @ Influential Marketing Blog

Real experts don’t talk about cat videos. There is a strangely troubling trend I have come across recently that seems to be once again afflicting presentations at business events around the world. It comes down to the ubiquitous cat video – and its closely related cousin, the animated cat GIF.  Don’t get me wrong. I

Real Beauty

Real Beauty


TED-Ed

In one of the most famous Dove films, Real Beauty Sketches explores the gap between how others perceive us and how we perceive ourselves. Each woman is the subject of two portraits drawn by FBI-trained forensic artist Gil Zamora: one based on her own description, and the other using a stranger’s observations. The results are surprising.

New Video: 3 Causes of Marketing Colony Collapse

by Lisa Nirell @ EnergizeGrowth

You may have heard about Bee Colony Collapse, which has generated great concern among noted scientists. The catalysts for the precipitous decline in bee colonies are unknown, and there is much debate about the cause.. Here in Virginia, hive populations have dropped by two-thirds since 1970. The potential impact on our ecosystem and food supply is devastating. Although […]

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Beware, Shampoo Video is a Scam

Beware, Shampoo Video is a Scam


ThoughtCo

A viral video supposedly reveals a hideous skin condition caused by using certain shampoos. Don't click: It's an internet scam.

Marriott Refuses to Cancel Conference Booked by Anti-Muslim Hate Group

Marriott Refuses to Cancel Conference Booked by Anti-Muslim Hate Group

by April Glaser @ The Slatest

One of the largest anti-Muslim grassroots hate groups in the United States, Act for America, is hosting its annual conference on Oct. 2–3 in Arlington, Virginia, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel. ACTCON2017 strives to be a massive gathering of people from across the country to strategize how to fight the “leftist Islamic coalition,” which is “waging war against the rule of law,” according to the group’s founder, Brigitte Gabriel.

The group Muslim Advocates, a civil rights organization, sent Marriott President and CEO Arne Sorenson, a letter on Sept. 11 urging his company to cancel the hotel’s commitment to host ACTCON2017. As the letter points out, Marriott states on its website that “diversity and inclusion is fundamental to our core values and strategic business goals,” which, one would think, might include not hosting a group that works to advance hate speech and anti-Muslim legislation.

Watch the full ACTCON promotional video:

Act for America said in a statement to Slate that Muslim Advocates are unfairly portraying the group as racist, noting that there will be a Palestinian, a Jewish person, and other underrepresented minorities speaking at the conference.

Act for America was behind the more than 20 anti-Muslim protests, dubbed “March Against Sharia,” held across the country during Ramadan this year, where participants, some of whom were armed, marched down streets and in front of mosques with the aim of opposing Islamic law and the presence of Muslims in the United States. The Facebook pages for March Against Sharia were likewise statured with calls for violence toward, and even murdering, Muslims.

But, as a spokesperson from Marriott confirmed for Slate, the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington will not be canceling its hosting. “We are a hospitality company that provides public accommodations and function space,” said the spokesperson. “Acceptance of business does not indicate support or endorsement of any group or individual.”

Marriott’s decision to host ACTCON is particularly curious given the company’s 2010 decision to cancel its hosting of American Renaissance, a white nationalist conference. Sorenson, the CEO of Marriott, previously noted that President Trump’s travel ban focusing on six Muslim-majority countries was broadly perceived as “a big deal” in the Middle East and that “the symbolism is wrong.”

Marriott recently started a new ad campaign called “Golden Rule,” which appears to promote a theme of treating every person with equality and dignity. One of the advertisements, for example, starts with images of strangers helping each other and the line: “It would be great if human beings were great at being human and if all of mankind were made up of kind women and kind men.”

This decision from Marriott comes after Airbnb decided last month to boot off its platform several white supremacists and neo-Nazis who booked nights at homes in Charlottesville, Virginia, for after-parties following the Unite the Right rally. After Airbnb stopped working with the organizers of the Unite the Right rally, which was largely being organized on the alt-right website the Daily Stormer, other online businesses decided to stop doing business with the the Daily Stormer as well, on account of the rampant hate speech hosted there, which violates many web companies’ terms of service. GoDaddy, Cloudflare, and Google all stopped worked with the Daily Stormer.* Later, numerous other web companies, like Spotify, PayPal, and OkCupid, all made efforts to remove accounts of individuals or groups that forward hate speech, too. These decisions give Marriott plenty of social and political cover if it would decide to stop providing a forum for Act for America. But Marriott isn’t using it.

*Correction, Sept. 21, 2017, at 5:15 p.m.: This article originally misspelled Cloudflare's name.

New Research Raises Questions Around Online Video Viewability Standards

New Research Raises Questions Around Online Video Viewability Standards

by Eddie Tomalin @ Unruly

Does the ad industry need to look again at its online viewability standards? Renowned Australian academic Professor Karen Nelson-Field certainly thinks so. Long-time Unruly collaborator Prof Nelson-Field today published fresh research questioning whether the minimum threshold of what counts as a ‘chargeable view’ – 50% of the video being visible for two continuous seconds – is enough. Prof Nelson-Field argues...

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Trash Dove’s gone viral, thanks to Thailand, Hitler and romantic rejection | Coconuts Bangkok

Trash Dove’s gone viral, thanks to Thailand, Hitler and romantic rejection | Coconuts Bangkok


Coconuts

The thing that’s been going down all over Thailand this week has been — quite literally — a headbanging Facebook sticker from the Trash Dove sticker set. Here's why.

Dove Real Beauty Sketches Becomes The Most Viewed Online Video Ad Of All Time

by Eddie Tomalin @ Dove Real Beauty Sketches – Unruly

Dove campaign committed to fostering self-esteem among women reaches billions around the world. Less than a month after launch, the Dove Real Beauty Sketches film became the number one viewed online video ad of all time. The film, which explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see, has been viewed...

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Dove's Viral New Campaign Features Body Washes Shaped Like Curvy Women

Dove's Viral New Campaign Features Body Washes Shaped Like Curvy Women


POPSUGAR Beauty

Dove! It's just like . . . us? In the iconic drugstore brand's latest #RealBeauty campaign, it features a lineup of body washes that oddly resemble the

Dove's Evolution of Beauty Campaign Goes Viral on YouTube

by Rohit @ Influential Marketing Blog

Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty has been one of the most talked about campaigns of the year, earning praise from people in the advertising world, as well as from real consumers for representing something different to the typical fashion advertising.  By focusing on the distorted perception of beauty that much of the fashion industry is

Dove viral video: real beauty sketches with mothers. | Mamamia

Dove viral video: real beauty sketches with mothers. | Mamamia


Mamamia

Another Dove viral video: this time, Dove are using Real Beauty Sketches to help mothers see their beauty. We’re big fans and wanted to share it with you.

The Dove Real Beauty viral video you must watch!

The Dove Real Beauty viral video you must watch!


Chatelaine

Flannery Dean weighs in on what this video means to her. Have a watch and tell us know what you think in our comment section.

Dove sketches real beauty

Dove sketches real beauty


strategy

The beauty care brand creates an online spot built on the notion that women are their own worst critics.

The Latest Reports of Damage in the Parts of Florida Hit Hardest by Irma

The Latest Reports of Damage in the Parts of Florida Hit Hardest by Irma

by Aaron Mak @ The Slatest

As people emerge from their shelters and return to their homes in the wake of Hurricane Irma, we are now getting a better sense for the specific damage that the storm wrought in the U.S. Whereas Harvey’s most severe destruction was concentrated in one contiguous area around Houston, Irma seems to have left pockets of ruin scattered in a totally unpredictable pattern throughout Florida and other southeastern states. The hurricane is predicted to cost around $100 billion in damages. In Florida alone, 12 deaths have been reported so far. Here is a rundown of some of the worst-hit areas.

Florida Keys

FEMA administrator Brock Long told reporters that an estimated 25 percent of homes were demolished and an additional 65 percent were extensively damaged in the Florida Keys. Fires, 130 mph winds, and 15-foot storm surges were the primary culprits. Officials have not been able to reach most of the islands, though, so the full extent of the destruction is not yet clear. At least two people have died, but it is unknown whether the storm was responsible.

Miami

Miami was home to two of the three infamous crane collapses in Florida, videos of which were widely shared on social media when Irma made landfall. Although local officials claimed that the cranes were built to withstand winds of up to 145 mph, they were surprisingly felled by the 100 mph winds that battered the city. Five-foot storm surges also sank and beached dozens of boats, and flooded the roads and buildings in some of the city’s most expensive districts like Brickell.

St. Augustine

St. John’s County, incorporating coastal St. Augustine city, was in shambles on Tuesday. Sheriff David Shoar told News4JAX that the county, which saw 80 mph winds, was experiencing the “worst case scenario” and that “No one was spared.” Many roads are still blocked by debris and flooding—stalling emergency vehicles—and homes have collapsed and had their foundations eroded. In the city, docked boats were hurled around. A 36-foot motor yacht sank, and a sailboat crashed into the Santa Maria restaurant. At least one person died from a heart attack.

Marco Island

Marco Island, a 24-square-mile area where Irma made landfall, saw 130 mph winds and four-foot storm surges. In the highly vulnerable community, cell towers toppled over, and at least 15 homes lost their roofs or suffered other serious damage. One of the main priorities now is clearing roads of debris.

Jacksonville

Jacksonville had the most severe flood since 1864, as 20-inch rains made the St. Johns River overflow, which rendered the downtown district a swamp. The 5-foot storm surges submerged park monuments, and the roads resembled rivers. Fires and trees falling on homes caused numerous injuries, though no deaths have been reported thus far. The sheriff’s office announced that 356 people had to be rescued from the flooding. The situation in Jacksonville could become even more disastrous, as the water levels are expected to rise and fall in the coming days.

Naples

Naples saw 6-foot storm surges and almost 12 inches of rain. Neighborhoods are now under waist-deep water, some of which first responders have not yet reached. Homes collapsed and had their roofs ripped off due to the over 140 mph winds.

Charleston, South Carolina

Although Irma stayed 200 miles away from Charleston, the city still suffered massive tidal surges—the worst since Hurricane Hugo in 1989. The 10-foot tide flooded low-lying neighborhoods, including areas that had trouble recovering after Hurricane Matthew last October, and unmoored local landmarks. Ambulances were unable to operate for a period of time due to 72 mph winds and possible tornados.

Today in Conservative Media: The Failing Emmys Prove America Is Tired of Hollywood’s Politics

Today in Conservative Media: The Failing Emmys Prove America Is Tired of Hollywood’s Politics

by Osita Nwanevu @ The Slatest

A daily roundup of the biggest stories in right-wing media.

Conservatives sounded off about Sunday’s very political and very underwatched Emmy Awards on Sunday night. “After, last year’s award show hosted by Jimmy Kimmel came in with the lowest numbers in the show’s history, early numbers from Nielsen data show that this year’s star-studded event hosted by Stephen Colbert did just as bad, according to a report Monday by Variety,” the Daily Caller’s Katie Jerkovich noted. “Final numbers for Sunday night were later adjusted showing a 2.5 rating for the [18-49] demographic and 11.4 million viewers. In 2015, the Emmys netted a 3.6 million viewers in the same demographic and 11.9 million viewers total for the star-studded show.”

The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro joined a chorus of other writers in blaming the low ratings on the jokes told at the expense of the Trump administration throughout the night:

Last night’s Emmy Awards crashed and burned in the ratings. And it’s no wonder. Thanks to a combination of Steven Colbert’s “courageous” attacks on President Trump and celebrations of a bunch of shows nobody watches (The Handmaid’s Tale and Big, Little Lies, anyone?), more Americans than ever tuned out. And that follows last year’s debacle, when Jimmy Kimmel’s hosting carried the show to its lowest rating to that point. Hollywood is sliding, and it can’t figure out why.
Politics does have a lot to do with it. That’s because Americans have substituted the culture wars for political dialogue. We no longer care much about policy, apparently — President Trump has spent the last two weeks cutting deals with Democrats, and most Republicans and Democrats don’t seem to be backing off their positions with regard to Trump. Trump may be governing as a centrist Democrat, but Hollywood is still painting him as a pure evil, the future leader of a fascist dystopia; Republicans, meanwhile, continue to paint him as a vigorous, burly warrior on behalf of American values. Rarely has a Republican president made so nice with Democrats; rarely has that same Republican president been treated as Nero by Democratic cultural figures.

National Review’s Kyle Smith agreed. “The co-dependent relationship of celebrities to Trump is like that of two bitter, drunken spouses who hurl abuse at each other before they start making out,” he wrote. “Most Americans, even those who didn’t vote for Trump, are simply getting on with their lives these days, more worried about their car payment or how their kids are faring in school than about Washington politics.”

The Resurgent’s Marc Giller focused on Stephen Colbert’s performance as host, which included multiple barbs at Trump:

He wasn’t there to entertain. Sure, he paid some lip-service to Hollywood’s narcissism and other foilables—but rest assured, everyone knew Colbert was playing to his people. Not the dwindling number of souls who still care about this stuff watching the spectacle from home, but rather his fellow travelers in the auditorium: the self-coronated Tinseltown royalty, whose monolithic politics are exceeded only by their monolithic preening. Colbert worked them all like a Heidi Fleiss call girl working Charlie Sheen, telling them all what they wanted to hear and stroking them in all the right places.

“That Colbert would end up delivering numerous barbs towards President Trump and the GOP throughout the night was a foregone conclusion,” the Federalist’s Brad Slager wrote. “It is rather amazing, though, there could be no material found to skewer Democrats.” A few writers took aim at liberal outrage over a bit featuring former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who former Obama administration official Ben Rhodes criticized on Twitter for “lying to the American people on behalf of the most powerful person in [the] US.”  The Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher called Rhodes a hypocrite. “The Obama administration lied about the Iran deal, and Ben Rhodes crafted the lie,” he wrote. “And now, that same guy is outraged because Sean Spicer lied about the size of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration, and the Emmys invited him on to joke about it.” Hot Air’s Allahpundit argued that Spicer was one of the more sympathetic figures of the Trump administration. “He never came off as sinister; far more often he was pitiful, which I’m sure is why the gag he was involved in last night referenced the lie about crowd size in his first press briefing after the inauguration,” he wrote. “That was Spicer’s defining moment: It was so obviously untrue, and so obviously done to soothe Trump’s fragile ego, that he seemed pathetic more so than malevolent.”

In other news:

Conservatives delighted in the misfortunes of Rolling Stone in the wake of news that the magazine is up for sale. RedState’s Brandon Morse wrote that the debunked UVA story “A Rape on Campus” marked an important point in the magazine’s decline.

After dragging both the college through the dirt, and endangering the lives of the Phi Kappa Psi members, the story was proven to be completely fabricated. “Jackie” turned out to be a liar with a history of making false claims for attention. The article’s author, Sabrina Erdely, was discovered to have not fact checked Jackie’s claim, and was discovered to have a history of unethical reporting around rape cases. ...
Whoever buys the flaming pile of feces that is the Rolling Stone has a long road ahead of it. Its partisan reporting, and willingness to endanger innocent lives has black marked a once great magazine into paper people wouldn’t line their birdcages with.

“When did Rolling Stone die?” Breitbart’s Daniel Flynn asked. “When it morphed from newsprint to glossy? When it moved from San Francisco to New York? When it attempted to open up a chain of restaurants in imitation of the Hard Rock Café? When it put the stars of something called ‘Gossip Girl’ on its front page both licking a two-scoop, ice-cream cone or made coverboys of the Backstreet Boys with their pants down to their ankles or posing Sarah Michelle Gellar with her legs akimbo on a Cadillac?”

At the Daily Caller, Ian Miles Cheong declared Rolling Stone another casualty of internet-driven changes to journalism. “The almost 50-year-old magazine has been largely supplanted by online media, which it has refused to properly embrace due to the stubbornness of its founder, Jann S. Wenner, and his death grip of outdated publishing models even as print advertising revenues dry up,” he wrote. “As other companies ramp up their media presence online through videos and breaking news, Rolling Stone continues to focus on long-form journalism. Readers don’t head to it for up-to-date stories.”

James’ “U Bum” Tweet Is Way More Popular Than Any of the President’s Messages

James’ “U Bum” Tweet Is Way More Popular Than Any of the President’s Messages

by Daniel Politi @ The Slatest

President Trump likes to talk about how popular he is and how much he is liked (plus, did you know he won an election?). So surely the president is none too happy today to realize that LeBron James’ tweet insulting him is way more popular than anything he has ever written. Turns out, the basketball superstar is better at uniting Americans than the commander in chief.

It all started when Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to uninvite (although they weren’t actually every formally invited) the Golden State Warriors from visiting the White House to commemorate the championship. Trump specifically mentioned Stephen Curry’s public reluctance to go to the White House: “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!”

Less than three hours later, LeBron James took to Twitter and hit back, calling Trump “u bum” and adding that “going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”

As of Sunday afternoon, James’ message had been retweeted more than 620,000 times. That is way more than the basketball star's previously most popular post that got a paltry 111,820 retweets (“I’m not MJ, I’m LJ”).

James didn’t just beat his own record though. His “u bum” tweet is also way more popular than anything Trump has ever written in his favorite social media platform. Trump’s most popular post on Twitter was his all-caps celebration of his election victory: “TODAY WE MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” That Nov. 8, 2017 message got retweeted 335,657 times.

A few hours after his tweet, James, who was a supporter of Hillary Clinton, released a video explaining his position. "I think it's basically at a point where I'm a little frustrated, man, because this guy that we've put in charge has tried to divide us once again" James said via his digital company platform Uninterrupted. "Obviously we all know what happened with Charlottesville and the divide that caused. Now it's hit home more for me because he's now using sports as the platform to try and divide us."

Viral Video: Dove’s new ‘selfie’ campaign

Viral Video: Dove’s new ‘selfie’ campaign


fox13now.com

PARK CITY-- A new campaign from Dove focuses on the positive impacts of social media. The short film debuted here in Utah during the Sundance Film Festival. Click here to read more.

Bonus Videos: Overcoming Marketing Innovation Anxiety

by Lisa Nirell @ EnergizeGrowth

What is marketing innovation anxiety? It happens when we keep postponing innovation conversations and initiatives. Unfortunately, in Western cultures, most of us believe that looking busy is a badge of honor, so we default to the familiar—managing our daily problem inbox. My curiosity around marketing innovation anxiety, and the lack of a true commitment to […]

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Ted Cruz’s Official Twitter Account Briefly Liked a Porn Tweet

Ted Cruz’s Official Twitter Account Briefly Liked a Porn Tweet

by Molly Olmstead @ The Slatest

 

Sen. Ted Cruz, a family-values politician, was once involved in a court case involving a state ban of sex toys. Cruz, then Texas’ solicitor general, argued that there is “no substantive due process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes.”

Monday night, Cruz’s official Twitter account liked a tweet featuring a hardcore porn video. The “like” caused the very explicit tweet from the account @SexuallPosts to appear briefly on that portion of Cruz’s profile. Around 9:40 p.m., Twitter users began to comment on the NSFW video, and they were reporting it still on his profile at 10:20 p.m.

Cruz’s senior communications adviser tweeted at 11 p.m. to acknowledge the tweet and say that it had been removed. On Tuesday morning, Cruz had still not publicly explained or acknowledged the tweet. But around 11 a.m. Cruz joked to reporters, "if I had known that this would trend so quickly, perhaps we should have posted something like this back during the Indiana primary" and said, "there are a number of people on the team that have access to the account and it appears that someone inadvertently hit the like button."

Twitter went crazy for it.

Cruz’s outspokenly anti-Cruz college roommate, the screenwriter and director Craig Mazin, clearly has his own ideas of Cruz’s opinions about his stance on stimulating one’s genitals for nonmedical purposes. This is his currently pinned tweet:

And here’s how he reacted to the Monday night Cruz news:

Suffice to say, Twitter thoroughly enjoyed the Cruz episode. But let’s join Cruz’s former roommate in hoping we never have to think about it again.

Update, Sept. 12, 2017: This post has been updated to include Cruz's comments to reporters.

Dove’s ‘Real Beauty Sketches’: What Makes a Video Go

Dove’s ‘Real Beauty Sketches’: What Makes a Video Go


L2: Benchmarking Digital Performance

L2′s Head of Research & Advisory Maureen Mullen discusses what it was about this Dove’s ‘Real Beauty Sketches’ campaign that sparked such massive and sustained popularity.

Dove's #MyBeautyMySay Campaign Rises to Top of the Viral Video Chart

Dove's #MyBeautyMySay Campaign Rises to Top of the Viral Video Chart


Philanthropy New York

Dove's latest video arguing against opressive beauty norms is No. 1 on this week's Viral Video Chart by Visible Measures.

Video Ad Campaign Hall of Fame: Dove Real Beauty Sketches - ViddyAd

Video Ad Campaign Hall of Fame: Dove Real Beauty Sketches - ViddyAd


ViddyAd

This weeks hall of fame focuses on Dove real beauty campaign, which started the change of how women view themselves. Create a hall of fame worthy video ad at www.viddyad.com

Dove Has Women Walk Through Doors Labeled "Beautiful" Or "Average" In Latest Campaign

Dove Has Women Walk Through Doors Labeled "Beautiful" Or "Average" In Latest Campaign


BuzzFeed

Once again, soap is acting condescending. This post has been updated.

Here's all you need to know about the cartoon purple bird that's been taking over your Facebook

Here's all you need to know about the cartoon purple bird that's been taking over your Facebook


The Sun

HAVE you seen a purple head-banging bird in your Facebook comments? If you haven’t, meet Trash Dove, a series of stickers has been taking over the social media site – but where did they come from&#…

Viral Review: No7 Proves They’re ‘Ready For Anything’

by Jamie Fraser @ Unruly

This article originally appeared in Campaign You wouldn’t normally expect a make-up advert to be action-packed but Boots’ latest offering is no run-of-the-mill cosmetics spot. Drawing on influences from Westerns to art films, the brand’s latest spot tracks a course towards a much more memorable kind of marketing, starting with a rather unusual cameo from...

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Real Beauty Brings Real Results for Dove’s Marketing Campaign

Real Beauty Brings Real Results for Dove’s Marketing Campaign


Ohio University Strategic Social Media

by Lauren Coulson Reed When it comes to marketing campaigns, it’s not always about what you do, as it is how you do it. Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” campaign became successful by targeting women’s…

VIDEO: Chick Puts A Condom In Her Boyfriend’s Burger

by Bailey and Southside @ Bailey and Southside

This is the most cruel prank you could play on your boyfriend. No dude wants a condom anywhere near his mouth. Let alone a USED condom. Gross!

Back From Brussels

by Beekeeper Group Staff @ Beekeeper Group

Partners Henri Makembe and Mike Panetta recently went to Brussels to attend the Public Affairs Council’s European Digital Advocacy Summit.  Henri sat on a panel discussing digital campaigns in today’s uncertain times. Watch this video recap of his thoughts on

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St. Louis Police Chant “Whose Streets? Our Streets!” as Protests Against Stockley Verdict Continue

St. Louis Police Chant “Whose Streets? Our Streets!” as Protests Against Stockley Verdict Continue

by Osita Nwanevu @ The Slatest

More than 80 people were arrested Sunday night in St. Louis as more protesters took to the streets in the wake of the acquittal of white police officer Jason Stockley, who shot and killed a black driver, Anthony Lamar Smith, in 2011. A peaceful gathering of more than 1,000 protesters outside police headquarters in the afternoon and a later march was followed by another march of about 100 protesters through the streets in the evening. Those demonstrators caused minor property damage and confronted police. From the Associated Press:

Along the way, they knocked over planters, broke windows at a few shops and hotels, and scattered plastic chairs at an outdoor venue. According to police, the demonstrators then sprayed bottles with an unknown substance on officers. One officer suffered a leg injury and was taken to a hospital. His condition wasn’t known. Soon afterward, buses brought in additional officers in riot gear, and police scoured downtown deep into the night, making arrests and seizing at least five weapons, according to [Interim Police Chief] O’Toole.

Multiple witnesses reported that police shouted the now-ubiquitous protest chant “Whose streets? Our streets!” as they made their arrests. At least one Twitter user appeared to capture the chant on video.

The St. Louis police department also took to Twitter to post pictures of property damage, officers being “decontaminated” after having substances thrown on them, and items and weapons confiscated during the night’s protest. Missouri is an open-carry state.

The account did not tweet pictures of Sunday’s earlier protest.

Serena Williams Revealed Her Daughter’s Name and Shared the Baby’s First Photo

Serena Williams Revealed Her Daughter’s Name and Shared the Baby’s First Photo

by Molly Olmstead @ The Slatest

Serena Williams introduced her daughter to the world in an Instagram post on Wednesday.

The tennis star had remained quiet on social media since she gave birth at the beginning of September, but she posted a homemade video Wednesday and announced her daughter’s name: Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., after her father and Williams’ fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

Most fans were some combination of delighted and inspired when they found Williams had won the Australian Open while pregnant. She missed the rest of the 2017 season but has continued to practice and has said she intends to return for the 2018 season.

As the New York Times noted, while some tennis players have returned to competitive success after giving birth, none as old as Williams has yet done so. But as they also noted, “she has spent a career defying convention.”

Baby Alexis isn’t the first celebrity child named after the parent of the opposite gender. Will and Jada Smith come to mind; the couple named their daughter Willow and son Jaden. NBA player Iman Shumpert also named his daughter Iman Jr.. But it might be for the best Alexis won’t have her mom’s name. After all, who wants the pressure to live up to the GOAT?

If you want more ways to celebrate Serena Williams today, here’s a video of her playing tennis at seven months pregnant:

Trash dove: how a purple bird took over Facebook

Trash dove: how a purple bird took over Facebook


the Guardian

First Thailand, now the world – Trash Dove is everywhere. We asked the creator, Syd Weiler, about the sticker that is all over Facebook comment threads

Women in music videos: press pause on female stereotypes

Women in music videos: press pause on female stereotypes


Dove US

Help your child challenge the “perfect” body shape and stereotypes of women they see in music videos—and boost their body confidence in the process.

Four Ways Social Media Has Seriously Revolutionized Video Production

by Madelaine Sawyers @ Video Production & Marketing Agency

Real Beauty? Measuring the Dove Marketing Program's Success

Real Beauty? Measuring the Dove Marketing Program's Success


EnergizeGrowth

More than 10 years after its debut, the Dove Real Beauty program remains a marketing icon and a source of controversy. What did it accomplish?

How Dove's Real Beauty Video Touched a Nerve and Went Viral [VIDEO]

How Dove's Real Beauty Video Touched a Nerve and Went Viral [VIDEO]


The Content Strategist

The heart string-tugging video, created by Ogilvy & Mathers Brazil, has social and mainstream media buzzing. Here's why.

Giant Sinkhole Swallows Part of House in Florida

Giant Sinkhole Swallows Part of House in Florida

by Molly Olmstead @ The Slatest

Long after the worst of the debris has been cleared, people living in affected regions can spend months cleaning up after a powerful hurricane. But here’s a fun thing you might not realize can appear after hurricanes: sinkholes.

While it’s not certain the large Florida sinkhole that swallowed up a portion of a home near Orlando had anything to do with Hurricane Irma, authorities can’t rule it out. There have been others that popped up in the same area and farther to the south, and after Hurricane Harvey, there were sinkholes in Texas. Florida has more sinkholes than any other state, and heavy rainfall plays a big part in that.

WFTV reported that the family living in the Apopka, Florida, home that partially collapsed made it out safely after noticing the strain on the house the previous night. "I saw big, deep cracks in the bathroom. The tub was sinking, and the window was coming loose, and I said, ‘It's time to go,’ ” one of the family members told the station.

The family then watched a 25-by-15-foot sinkhole appear under their home.

If you’re wondering what people do with these sinkholes, here’s an explainer on just how they get filled. And if you’re contemplating moving to Florida, this has been a friendly reminder that the earth there sometimes swallows parts of houses.

Dove asks consumers to ‘Choose Beautiful’ with new global film-focused campaign  - Marketing Week

Dove asks consumers to ‘Choose Beautiful’ with new global film-focused campaign - Marketing Week


Marketing Week

Unilever is looking to replicate the viral success of its previous Dove campaigns with “Choose Beautiful”, the latest film-focused effort for the brand to change how women see themselves and challenge perceptions of beauty.

Video: Susan Weber Receives First Annual “CMO Beacon Award”

by Lisa Nirell @ EnergizeGrowth

CMOs can often feel isolated and overwhelmed. And let’s be real: “going it alone” doesn’t work. That ranks high on the insanity list, along with trial and error and stoicism. Finding a peer community of like-minded professionals makes the difference between success and burnout. Yet searching for that perfect peer group can be even more daunting than the […]

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Watch: This Body-Positive Dove Video Is Chicken Soup for All of Our Souls

Watch: This Body-Positive Dove Video Is Chicken Soup for All of Our Souls


theFashionSpot

Dove's newest body-positive video created by Shonda Rhimes stars Cathleen Meredith, founder of Fat Girls Dance.

How Did Ted Cruz’s Account Like That Porn Tweet? We’ve Got Theories.

How Did Ted Cruz’s Account Like That Porn Tweet? We’ve Got Theories.

by Molly Olmstead @ The Slatest

 

Twitter reacted largely with glee to Sen. Ted Cruz’s Monday night pornographic tweet incident, but several Slate staffers also put on our deer-stalker hats and got to work.

Unwilling to allow this mystery to be entirely lost to the fog of time, we created an exhaustive list of scenarios for this “staffing issue.”

Here are the many theories:

1. The Careless Senator: Cruz accidentally liked some porn while watching it.

2. The Careless Staffer: A staffer, either mixed up toggling between official accounts and personal accounts, or just directly on Cruz’s official account because why not, perused some porn and accidentally hit the like button.

3. The Curious Staffer: A staffer, while searching for “statistics proving the benefits of supply side economics,” accidentally stumbled upon the account “LesbianSexSuply.” Like any good researcher, the staffer kept digging.

4. The Vengeful Staffer: A staffer, very knowingly on Cruz’s official account, searched for porn and intentionally liked the video. Plausible given the senator’s popularity.

5. The Lonely Senator: Someone sent the porn clip to Cruz as a DM. The senator got so excited to have a friend that he immediately liked it.

6. The Forward-Looking Senator: Cruz was just straight-up bookmarking porn for later.

7. The Educational Senator: Cruz, like Kurt Eichenwald, just meant to illustrate to his wife that the world is a deranged and perverse place. His hand slipped, and he accidentally hit the like button.

8. The Precautionary Senator: Cruz has developed a particular distaste for Mike Pence and wants to make sure the vice president never dines alone with him.

9. The Discerning Senator: Cruz wanted the world to appreciate this particular pornographic video.

10. The Shadow Tweeter: Steve Bannon masterminded the like as part of his 14th-dimensional chess media distraction campaign waged from outside the White House.

We wish future detectives best of luck in sorting through the clues.

This Judge’s Excuses for Acquitting Jason Stockley of Murder Are Pathetic

This Judge’s Excuses for Acquitting Jason Stockley of Murder Are Pathetic

by Jeremy Stahl @ The Slatest

The acquittal on Friday of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley of first-degree murder charges in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith was all too familiar. Like in other cases, the local community took to the streets in mass protests soon after a white officer was found not guilty of murdering a black motorist. And like in other cases, it showed how difficult it is to hold police accountable in shooting deaths of black men, no matter what the evidence.

It was unusual in one big way, though. Because the verdict was decided by a judge after Stockley waived his right to a jury trial, the public got a rare insight into the thinking that goes into letting a cop go free despite stacks of evidence of wrongdoing. In Judge Timothy J. Wilson’s 30-page ruling you can see the mental gymnastics that went into acquitting a man who said to his partner of Smith, “we’re killing this motherfucker, don’t you know,” minutes before killing him.

There are many embarrassing parts of this verdict. Let’s start, though, with the particularly shameful portion that seeks to vindicate Stockley for this audio-recorded statement of apparent premeditation. During his own testimony, Stockley stated that he couldn’t remember making the “we’re killing this motherfucker” remark, but justified it by saying that “during a vehicle pursuit, there are many things that are said.” He added that “it’s hard for me to elaborate even what the context was, because I don’t even know.”

This dissembling answer was apparently enough for the judge to discount this clear statement of intent. Here’s what Wilson wrote:

People say all kinds of things in the heat of the moment or while in stressful situations, and whether Stockley’s statement that “we’re killing this motherfucker,” which can be ambiguous depending on the context, constituted a real threat of action or was a means of releasing tension has to be judged by his subsequent conduct. The court does not believe Stockley’s conduct immediately following the end of the pursuit is consistent with the conduct of a person intentionally killing another person unlawfully.

Stockley’s conduct immediately after making that statement was to instruct his partner to ram Smith’s vehicle, approach Smith's car, and almost immediately fire five shots into Smith’s body, including one that forensic analysts described as a “kill shot” likely fired within six inches of Smith. In his ruling, Wilson characterized this as a long period of time and accepted as fact the defense's argument that all five shots were fired at once (the prosecution argued that a final "kill shot" was fired a bit after the first four):

It was not until fifteen seconds after Stockley arrived at the driver’s side door, that he unholstered his service revolver and fired several shots in succession.

As damning as it was, Stockley’s statement was not the only piece of evidence against him. Prosecutors alleged that he planted a gun that was found in Smith’s car. The evidence for this is that his DNA was found on the gun while Smith’s was not, he can be seen rifling through a bag in his police vehicle after the shooting, and he was seen returning to search Smith’s car before the gun appeared to him. Stockley testified that his partner warned him that Smith—who had twice rammed the police vehicle and clipped Stockley with his car as he fled when the officers first approached him after what they suspected was a drug buy—had a gun. In his ruling, Judge Wilson took this testimony by the defendant as fact:

Stockley had been warned by [his partner Brian] Bianchi that Smith had a gun.

One of Stockley’s fellow officers at the time who arrived on the scene immediately after the shooting, Elijah Simpson, had testified that he didn’t see a gun in the vehicle when he lifted up the airbag and looked in the car. Simpson also testified that it was strange that Stockley was allowed to go back and forth between his own car and the scene of the shooting, and that Stockley was the only officer to remove his gloves during evidence gathering. (This was how Stockley's defense team says the gun was contaminated with his DNA. The prosecution says he removed the gloves on purpose to have that excuse.) This testimony from a fellow officer was not enough for Wilson, because Simpson didn’t directly see Stockley actually physically plant the gun:

There were several officers standing around adjacent to the driver’s side of the Buick and not one of them was called to testify that they saw Stockley plant a gun in the Buick.

Stockley testified that he had actually gone into the bag in his vehicle to get QuikClot wound dressing from the car and administer it to Smith, but decided against it because “it was futile.” Simpson testified that no one attempted to help Smith even though “he appeared alive.”

Wilson brushes all this off by saying that no extra gun can be seen on Stockley’s person in the blurry cellphone camera footage of the incident that was the main relevant video evidence remaining after one of the officers involved turned off the police vehicle’s dashboard camera. From Wilson:

Stockley was not wearing a jacket; if he had such a gun in his possession it would have been visible on the cell phone video. The gun was too large to fit entirely within any of the pockets on the pants he was wearing, there was no bulge in any pocket indicating a gun within the pocket, and the gun would have been visible if it was tucked into his belt.

It’s inconceivable to Wilson that the gun was not visible in the limited available cellphone footage, or hidden elsewhere on Stockley’s person than one of the places he enumerates.

Finally, Wilson says that he cannot think of a motive Stockley might have had to “kill this motherfucker,” even though Smith had just clipped Stockley with his car. (Stockley was carrying a personal AK-47 at the time, a violation of department policies.)

These are not the only examples of Judge Wilson bending over backward to find validation for Stockley’s threatening words and repeated violations of department procedure in this killing of a man who another officer had found appearing to be unarmed. But they are the most egregious.

If there is one new lesson in this whole tragic episode, it’s this little bit of insight into the flawed logic, acceptance of hearsay as fact, and ugly ex post facto justifications that go into exonerating white men in uniform when there’s evidence that they have assassinated black motorists.

Racism in Dove

by fashionista 04 @ Media and Cultural Analysis, Spring 2014

    The silhouette of the namesake bird. People all around the world recognize this logo without batting an eyelid: but in case you are not familiar with it, it’s Dove. Fifty years ago it was just a beauty bar that offered a new formula for cleansing creams, but today it is a “global masterbrand” […]

Dove Real Beauty Sketches – best marketing campaign of the century?

Dove Real Beauty Sketches – best marketing campaign of the century?


Formedia | PR - Marketing - Design - Web

Who would have thought that a brand which primarily sells toiletries, could deliver a promotion that arguably wins the title of best viral campaign?   Dove: how to build a brand In 2004, inter...

VIDEO: Real Life Final Destination Traffic Accident

by Bailey and Southside @ Bailey and Southside

This kid just got dumped so he ditched school and was driving his parents red car. He takes a sharp right turn on the wet road, hits curb and bends the axle causing the car to fishtail. This results in him hitting a light post and causes an unpleasant surprise to others on the road. WATCH UNTIL THE END!

Guest Post: 5 companies that are integrating logos into their videos (and how you can do the same)

by Madelaine Sawyers @ Video Production & Marketing Agency

WATCH: Viral Dove Ad Uses Sketch Artist to Illustrate Women’s True Beauty | TIME.com

WATCH: Viral Dove Ad Uses Sketch Artist to Illustrate Women’s True Beauty | TIME.com


TIME.com

In its latest ad, the beauty brand wants to help create a world where a woman's looks are a source of confidence, not anxiety.

Why Fall is the Best Time For Your Next Video Production

by Madelaine Sawyers @ Video Production & Marketing Agency

New Video: Leadership Lessons from Leon

New Video: Leadership Lessons from Leon

by Lisa Nirell @ EnergizeGrowth

Fake news. Political vitriol. Legislative gridlock. Trigger-happy dictators. These topics currently occupy much of our mainstream media feed in the U.S.  Unfortunately, they perpetuate fear-based stories that beget more fear—and sometimes, feelings of lack, limitation, and separation. Is there a silver lining to this negativity? Can we extract any leadership lessons from this moment in history? Some citizens […]

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Dove, please for the love of God, stop making videos and just make soap

Dove, please for the love of God, stop making videos and just make soap


The Daily Dot

Dove, please for the love of God, stop making videos and just make soap.

Today in Conservative Media: Go Away, Hillary

Today in Conservative Media: Go Away, Hillary

by Osita Nwanevu @ The Slatest

A daily roundup of the biggest stories in right-wing media.

On Tuesday, conservatives heaped scorn on Hillary Clinton’s new campaign memoir What Happened and her spate of recent media appearances promoting it. “Its release has been widely anticipated among the I’m-Still-With-Her crowd and all their ‘persist!’ and ‘be the resistance!’ drama,” RedState’s Kimberly Ross wrote. “Yes, we understand that you can’t let her stunning defeat go. It was never only Trump fans who gave in to cult-like behavior. One only needs to look at those like Lena Dunham or Peter Daou to see that Hillary obsession is not only over-the-top but is still alive and well.”

Kristine Marsh at the Media Research Center’s NewsBusters criticized Clinton for calling the media environment “difficult” for Democrats, citing a Media Research Center study showing that Trump had received more negative coverage. “Lest Clinton need reminding, the media coverage of her opponent was not even close to balanced. In the 12 weeks after Trump was announced as the Republican nominee, he received 91% hostile media coverage, on the three major networks,” she wrote. “Yet just 38% of Clinton’s airtime during that period focused on her scandals.

“Fox News, Breitbart, and Infowars are convenient scapegoats for Clinton, but it's abundantly clear that the media is overwhelmingly biased toward Democrats,” the Daily Wire’s Aaron Bandler wrote. “The media is actually one major advantage the Democrats have, which is why so many on the Right have railed against media bias for years. The fact that Clinton lost to Trump despite having an advantage in the media once again shows what a terrible, awful candidate she was.”

Rush Limbaugh criticized Clinton for externalizing blame for her political losses:

This book is out today. She blames Comey. I’m not making this up. She blames Russia, she blames WikiLeaks, she blames Facebook, she blames fake news, she blames voter ID laws and sexism and misogyny for losing. None of those are the reasons why she lost, and you all know what they are. She’s not likable. She’s not charismatic. And, you know, people are offended by this sense of entitlement. I mean, what’s Hillary Clinton done to be president? Seriously. I know you can say the same thing about Trump. But Trump went out and won. What has she done? Her biggest… The reason why the Democrats gave her a chance to run this thing twice… She should have gotten the picture 2008, ’cause 2008, that’s when she was guaranteed to be the nominee, and they had to pay her back.
She saved her husband’s presidency by sticking with him. She saved the Democrat Party by staying with her husband during all of those affairs he had in Arkansas and the White House. By sticking with him, she saved the party. They did owe her. They let her run the first attempt at health care. She botched that. She botched the bimbo eruptions unit. She botched pretty much everything politically. She was not smart, she was not adept, she’s not The Smartest Woman in the World, but the image preceded her.

Also at the Daily Wire, Hank Berrien noted a passage in What Happened in which Clinton compares the denunciations of her at Trump rallies to the public shaming of Cersei Lannister by “religious zealots” in Game of Thrones. “That’s rather tone-deaf from someone who served in the Obama Administration, when the worship of him was so intense that there was a sand sculpture deifying him in Charlotte near the 2012 Democratic National Convention, and the ubiquitous donkey symbolizing the Democratic Party since 1828 was jettisoned in favor of the Obama symbol,” he wrote. “But even more tone deaf in the passage quoted above is the notion that Hillary identifies with the worst villainess the television industry has ever produced; a woman who is ruthless to the point of murdering her daughter-in-law despite knowing that her son adores her; a woman who gets her husband murdered, and a woman who likely ordered the slaughter of the illegitimate babies sired by her husband.”

“Some might say this is the sort of thing that happens when your ghostwriter’s Standing Subcommittee on Popular Culture References had a few too many beers the night before,” National Review’s Jonah Goldberg added. “The thing is that even if you despise the theocrats, Cersei had every reason to be ashamed. She was, in fact, guilty of everything she was accused of.”

Laura Loomer of Canadian alt-right site Rebel Media confronted Clinton at her New York City book signing. The incident was described in a post at the Gateway Pundit:

Laura Loomer live streamed her wait in line on Periscope as she zig-zagged through the line to confront Hillary. “So the American people would like to know, what happened to your 33,000 emails?” What happened in Benghazi?”
Hillary quickly retorted with a fake smile on her face, “Go read the book”.
Loomer then confronted Hillary Clinton about the Haitians who never received their earthquake relief from the Clinton Foundation funds. “What happened to the millions of dollars that was supposed to go to the people in Haiti?”
Hillary then replied, “You know what? I’m so sorry you believe things that are untrue”.
Hillary tried to ignore Loomer by speaking to the next person in line but Loomer continued to ask her questions.
“What happened to Seth Rich? What happened to your health Hillary?” Loomer asked as she was told to leave by security.

In other news:

Multiple conservative outlets ran posts on the vandalism of a Christopher Columbus statue in Central Park. From Hannity.com:

Left-wing vandals desecrated a massive Christopher Columbus statue in New York City’s famed Central Park late Monday night, splashing “blood red” paint over the explorer’s hands and writing “Hate Will Not Be Tolerated” at the base of the memorial.
According to the New York Post, a city employee noticed the defaced statue early Tuesday morning and notified the NYPD and Parks Department. Local law enforcement fear future attacks against city memorials will continue in the coming weeks, noting the vandals left behind a spray-painted threat at the foot of the statue.

Some conservatives sounded off on Twitter.

Unruly Brings Emotional Targeting To Video Advertising In South-East Asia

by David Waterhouse @ Unruly

Unruly launches unique targeting capability which connects advertisers with consumers most likely to emotionally engage with a specific ad GroupM first agency group to use new tool, which also helps brands reach light buyers, buyers of competitor brands and bespoke audiences SINGAPORE – Friday, September 22, 2017 – Video ad tech company Unruly today launches...

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Viral Plumber Who Dove Into Sewer to Fix Pipe Gets Free Jeans For a Year

Viral Plumber Who Dove Into Sewer to Fix Pipe Gets Free Jeans For a Year


MSN

A photo of a hard-working plumber who went above and beyond the call of duty to fix a broken pipe is going viral. A homeowner snapped this shot of Jimmie Cox diving into murky water to try and fix the problem. Inside Edition connected Cox with Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs, who commended the plumber for his dedication to his dirty job. A photo of a hard-working plumber who went above and beyond the call of duty to fix a broken pipe is going viral. A homeowner snapped this shot of Jimmie Cox diving into murky water to try and fix the problem. Inside Edition connected Cox with Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs, who commended the plumber for his dedication to his dirty job. Cox was photographed with only his legs still dry and wearing Wrangler jeans, so the company is also giving him a year's supply of pants

British Authorities Arrest 18-Year-Old Man in Connection With London Subway Bombing

British Authorities Arrest 18-Year-Old Man in Connection With London Subway Bombing

by Elliot Hannon @ The Slatest

British authorities detained an 18-year-old man Saturday morning in what they’re calling a “significant arrest” in connection with Friday’s botched bombing in the London subway that injured dozens of commuters. The man, who has not been identified, was arrested in the port area of the coastal town of Dover some 75 miles southeast of London. Investigators believe the suspect may have been in the port town trying to leave the country on a ferry, the Guardian reports. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack through the group’s Amaq news agency.

“We have made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning,” Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing, said in a statement Saturday. “Although we are pleased with the progress made, this investigation continues and the threat level remains at critical.”

It’s not immediately clear what the man’s connection to the improvised explosive device that partially detonated around 8:20 a.m. Friday morning inside a subway car at Parsons Green station in southwest London. The IED was detonated by a timer, not a mobile phone, which have been used for such attacks in the past. British authorities says 30 people were injured in the partial explosion. Friday’s attack was the fifth terrorist attack in London in less than six months.

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A South Carolina School Assignment Asked Fifth-Graders to Justify the Actions of the KKK

A South Carolina School Assignment Asked Fifth-Graders to Justify the Actions of the KKK

by Molly Olmstead @ The Slatest

A South Carolina fifth-grade teacher has been placed on administrative leave after she gave students an assignment that asked them to justify the actions of the KKK in the Reconstruction-era South.

The assignment sparked criticism and outrage on social media after a student’s uncle posted a photo of the KKK-focused homework assignment. “You are there,” the prompt reads. “You are a member of the KKK. Why do you think your treatment of African Americans is justified?”

According to the uncle, the student came home crying the day of the assignment. The teacher, Kerri Roberts of Oak Pointe Elementary School in Irmo, South Carolina, was placed on administrative leave the next day. The school district, in a statement to WLTX, said the action was part of a standard investigation and that they were “taking this matter very seriously.”

South Carolina standards for 5th grade require lessons on Reconstruction and discriminatory groups including the KKK. We must teach the standard, but we are taking steps to ensure this particular assignment will never be used again in District Five schools.
We understand the seriousness of this matter particularly in light of the events taking place in our country at this time. We want to ensure that our students, parents, staff and community know that we are giving this matter our full attention.

While it does seem like a particularly charged time to ask students to envision themselves as members of the KKK, as other publications have noted, Roberts isn’t the only one to get in trouble for racially insensitive school assignments. A Los Angeles school gave second-graders a math question about slaves during Black History Month. In April, a Florida teacher gave a diversity-focused worksheet to middle schoolers that really missed the mark.

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