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Monday, July 9, 2012

The Sad Story of Miss Black America - Connecticut

Posted by on Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 11:44 AM

AmNews:

Three weeks into her internship at the Wall Street Journal, Liane Membis, a young black woman with an ivy-league education, was fired last week for making up sources she quoted in her stories.
Fabricating sources is an offence serious enough to land any decorated journalist out of a job. Membis, who is also Miss Black America– Connecticut, now has to endure having the credibility of her past work investigated.

Yet as far as what her firing means to the community, Membis hasn’t fallen from grace.
“At this stage she is still competing,” said Aleta Anderson, a representative for Miss Black America.

At least she did not plagiarize. Making up sources requires some imagination; plagiarism doesn't. And besides, why do we expect so much (intelligence, sobriety, probity) from beauty contestants? We should just let the poor things be beautiful and ask nothing more of them.

 

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uhhh, if she was ivy-league educated, then some intelligence is expected. Plenty of beautiful ppl can be intelligent too so it's moronic to assume they are mutually exclusive. WSJ did exactly what they should have done. Perhaps the most moronic post yet by Charles..
Posted by freshnycman on July 9, 2012 at 12:04 PM · Report this
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Stay classy Charles.
Posted by -J on July 9, 2012 at 12:19 PM · Report this
Knat 3
All beautiful people ("poor things" that they are) should get a pass for everything. Got it.
Posted by Knat on July 9, 2012 at 12:21 PM · Report this
OrdinaryMadness.org 4
Are you being sarcastic? I don't get it. I don't think she was hired because she was a beauty contestant. Probably because of the ivy-league degree, which means she should know better.
Posted by OrdinaryMadness.org http://www.ordinarymadness.org on July 9, 2012 at 12:31 PM · Report this
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I recently read an article explaining that the caption for all New Yorker cartoons can be replaced with "Christ, what an asshole". A further exploration of this theory showed that it also applies to pretty much every comic strip (http://www.robertsinclair.net/comic/assh…).

Today I realize it also applies to every Mudede article. Christ, what an asshole.
Posted by Tyler Pierce on July 9, 2012 at 12:33 PM · Report this
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This is up there with the woman who told me (in front of her daughters) "You're too pretty to be a scientist." Can we please ditch the false dichotomy of pretty vs smart? It isn't helping anyone.
Posted by wxPDX on July 9, 2012 at 12:42 PM · Report this
Beetlecat 7
I still love hearing "The lovely *AND* talented..."
Posted by Beetlecat on July 9, 2012 at 12:53 PM · Report this
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C'mon Charles. I'm usually a total sucker for your trolls, but this one is just too obvious. I know it's summer man, but make it a little less obvious, please?
Posted by Lynx on July 9, 2012 at 12:56 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 9
Megacorporations are looking for people just like her. She should do fine.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on July 9, 2012 at 12:57 PM · Report this
Charles Mudede 10
@1, did you actually get the meat of matter? did you? please read carefully, see what the fucking article is fucking about before you fucking attack me.

ok, i will not give you the benefit of the doubt (reading and all that): the question is about her, black connecticut, going ahead and running for black america.

now why would i think it's about that? you see, it's in the headline:
Miss Black America– Connecticut still to compete despite scandal

armed with this knowledge, reread my post.
Posted by Charles Mudede on July 9, 2012 at 1:15 PM · Report this
Charles Mudede 11
it just dawned on me, people do not always click on the story. @1, i take it all back.
Posted by Charles Mudede on July 9, 2012 at 1:18 PM · Report this
TheRain 12
Now I can read Garfield, mentally re-jigger it to be Garfield Without Words, then Garfield Without Garfield, and then Garfield with "Christ, What An Asshole" As the Punchline.
Posted by TheRain on July 9, 2012 at 1:19 PM · Report this
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Beauty contests are actually Sexual Desirability contests. That's why they critique and score every aspect of both her personal appearance, personality, and talents.
Posted by I have always been... east coaster on July 9, 2012 at 3:12 PM · Report this
Cascadian Bacon 14
Of course if she was white Chucko would believe that she should be killed long with he family and and have their land and possessions redistributed to black Marxist, just like daddy use to do back in Rhodesia. But she is black so she deserves another chance at fraud.
Posted by Cascadian Bacon on July 9, 2012 at 4:54 PM · Report this
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"And besides, why do we expect so much (intelligence, sobriety, probity) from blacks?"

Oh, sorry Chuckie in Charge, I was just reading between your lines.
Posted by Stranger'sWorstNightmare on July 9, 2012 at 7:42 PM · Report this

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