Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Columbia Journalism Review on Adverising Layouts (TIF; NEWT)

From the CJR's The Audit blog:
From the A-section of The Wall Street Journal:

Gingrich Closes Tiffany’s Account, Stock Declines (TIF)
"Newt in the Congo"
Gingrich Proposes Double-fence at the Mexican Border (there's a hashtag for that)
Ethanol: Newt Gingrich is a (very) High Priced Courtesan
We all know the word prostitute but how many people know what a courtesan is? It is not a type of ointment that one rubs over something itchy, that is cortisone and is in no way related. Courtesans were at the top of the prostitutional hierarchy. They were above streetwalkers, prostitutes, madams and lorettes. They were the upper tier and they had very elegant lifestyles. 
Courtesans were basically mistresses. They were supported by wealthy men who provided them with anything they could ever want. Many such women lived in a more comfortable way then some of the bourgoisie. 
detail of Edouard Manest, Nana, 1877 
 "I feel pretty"