Black Lives Don’t Matter At The New Republic

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates explains why black lives didn’t and haven’t ever really mattered to The New Republic, in relation to last week’s staffing fiasco. [Atlantic]
  • Regarding the UVA gang rape case and Rolling Stone’s retraction: it’s possible that journalism isn’t able to report on sexual assault with sensitivity, nuance, and truthfulness so long as it clings to the idea that it is always objective. [Feministing]
  • Meanwhile, “Jackie”‘s father maintains that she is telling the truth about her sexual assault. [Salon]
  • The Washington Post has published an effectively uncritical profile of Chuck Johnson, the troll “journalist” who doxxed Jackie in the Rolling Stone UVA story. [Daily Kos]
  • Five of Bill Cosby’s accusers appeared on CNN. [Huffington Post]
  • A photography project is revealing the tragedies behind found objects at the Mexican-American border. [VICE]
  • Judd Apatow is slowly learning how to be a feminist. [Flavorwire]