Thursday, July 29, 2004

THE "BLAIRE HITCHED" PROJECT

My newest article, about Blaire the Soon-to-Be Bride from marryblaire.com, is now online:
"The Blaire Hitched Project."

Enjoy!

7 Comments:

At 11:44 AM, July 29, 2004, Blogger PepGiraffe said...

Would it be rude of me to write to her and ask for her to for the love of God, stop using so many quotation marks. And to stop using LOL. It makes her sound stupid.

 
At 12:09 PM, July 29, 2004, Blogger the fbg said...

Esther! Okay, so I'm a bad reader -- that's the first time I've actually clicked over to one of your articles (maybe it's the whole "I'm not Jewish" thing). But I have to say, you have a very good journalistic writing style. I dug it.

 
At 12:37 PM, July 29, 2004, Blogger Michael said...

She certainly is a worthy subject for a story in that publication.

But, Esther, I have to object. Even an ancient male chauvinist reporter such as myself learned years ago to delete references to female body "statistics" in our copy. Did you really need to put her height and weight in? The two rules are, would you do it for every interview subject, male or female, and is it relevant to the story? No and no, I think in this case.

/s/A Faithful Reader

 
At 5:12 PM, July 29, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Michael, all this information is on Blaire's website: she listed it, so I did as well. If she hadn't, I would NEVER have done so. Clearly she feels that these stats are important to people's understanding of her, as they are part of the overall picture.

Believe me, I am MORE than sensitive when it comes to listing women's "vital stats," as it were--in fact, in my opinion, these statistics are decidedly NOT vital in helping you to understand a person, on or off the page.

Your two rules may hold for objective journalism, but I don't think it applies to singles profiles like these. The personal is important. I stand by my choice.

 
At 9:37 PM, July 29, 2004, Blogger Anna said...

that piece was really well written and that girl is interesting although crazy is really what i want to say.

 
At 9:18 AM, July 30, 2004, Blogger Michael said...

Esther, I didn't read her site. I'm not in the market, as it were. Whatever she made public about herself is fair game. Esther 1, Michael 0. :)

 
At 10:21 AM, July 30, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ester it looks like she beat you to it

 

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Thursday, July 29, 2004

THE "BLAIRE HITCHED" PROJECT

My newest article, about Blaire the Soon-to-Be Bride from marryblaire.com, is now online:
"The Blaire Hitched Project."

Enjoy!

7 Comments:

At 11:44 AM, July 29, 2004, Blogger PepGiraffe said...

Would it be rude of me to write to her and ask for her to for the love of God, stop using so many quotation marks. And to stop using LOL. It makes her sound stupid.

 
At 12:09 PM, July 29, 2004, Blogger the fbg said...

Esther! Okay, so I'm a bad reader -- that's the first time I've actually clicked over to one of your articles (maybe it's the whole "I'm not Jewish" thing). But I have to say, you have a very good journalistic writing style. I dug it.

 
At 12:37 PM, July 29, 2004, Blogger Michael said...

She certainly is a worthy subject for a story in that publication.

But, Esther, I have to object. Even an ancient male chauvinist reporter such as myself learned years ago to delete references to female body "statistics" in our copy. Did you really need to put her height and weight in? The two rules are, would you do it for every interview subject, male or female, and is it relevant to the story? No and no, I think in this case.

/s/A Faithful Reader

 
At 5:12 PM, July 29, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Michael, all this information is on Blaire's website: she listed it, so I did as well. If she hadn't, I would NEVER have done so. Clearly she feels that these stats are important to people's understanding of her, as they are part of the overall picture.

Believe me, I am MORE than sensitive when it comes to listing women's "vital stats," as it were--in fact, in my opinion, these statistics are decidedly NOT vital in helping you to understand a person, on or off the page.

Your two rules may hold for objective journalism, but I don't think it applies to singles profiles like these. The personal is important. I stand by my choice.

 
At 9:37 PM, July 29, 2004, Blogger Anna said...

that piece was really well written and that girl is interesting although crazy is really what i want to say.

 
At 9:18 AM, July 30, 2004, Blogger Michael said...

Esther, I didn't read her site. I'm not in the market, as it were. Whatever she made public about herself is fair game. Esther 1, Michael 0. :)

 
At 10:21 AM, July 30, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ester it looks like she beat you to it

 

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