Another month, another V Magazine memo from Lady Gaga. And, while her past missives for the magazine have been disappointingly safe, the September 2011 dispatch is a talker. In this edition, Gaga takes on critics, proposing that today’s journalists are engaging in “Extreme Critical Fundamentalism” by “instilling fear in the hopes and dreams… Read More
All week, the media world has been buzzing over a New Yorker profile of Gawker mogul Nick Denton packed with harsh quotes and anecdotes from his current and former employees, along with no small number of Denton’s own zingers. Strangely, his isn’t the only piece on a controversial journalist to appear this week. The Daily Beast has run a profile on Cathy Horyn, the Times writer it characterizes as “fashion’s most feared critic.”
It’s natural for media types to be fascinated with their own kind, and articles on those who have become especially divisive can generate juicy headlines. (Of course, sometimes they also say more about the personality writing the piece than the one being profiled.) After the jump, we take a look at the Denton and Horyn clips, plus eight more profiles of controversial journalists.
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So this is interesting: Our friends at Gothamist are calling out famed fashion critic Cathy Horyn for calling Mad Men‘s famed curvy star Christina Hendricks “big” in a blog post about Golden Globes fashion. They’re also saying that the photo that ran with the piece was distorted by the New York Times to help prove Horyn’s point. (We think it could just as easily be the work of a not-so-skilled at resizing photo intern.)
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