Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Prejudice in the Press

Here is a rather appalling, if not very surprising, revelation about People magazine's list of "100 Most Beautiful People."

Walter Brasch | People. People Who Don't Need People
Walter Brasch, Truthout: "From a pool of about seven billion, those hard-working geniuses at People magazine have managed to find the 100 most beautiful people in the whole wide world. And - get ready for the surprise - almost all of those beautiful people are rich American celebrities. Since 1989, People's editors believed they were given the divine right to anoint who they believe are the most beautiful people on the planet. The ethnocentric celebrity-fawning People editors are so secure in their self-imposed knowledge that they don't even reveal the criteria they used to make their determinations. Not even an 'editor's note,' common in most magazines."
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