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Tuesday, January 13, 2004

The Hazards Of Weight Loss

Can someone please explain to me how the Today Show can do a segment about weblogs (toward the end of the show, teased throughout) that focuses almost exclusively on teen diaries and parental paranoia, and fails to mention Harvard, Stanford (Stanford again), Dean, or for goodness' sake Al Roker? To her credit, writer Emily Nussbaum, whose piece in last Sunday's New York Times Magazine was the springboard for the Today story, recognizes there's more going on here than the coverage might suggest: "[E]ven diaries that seem at first predictable can have the power to startle."

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