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Pelosi Attack Suspect's Blog Had Gory Images, Talk of Fairy

Blog attacked Democrats but said nothing about the House speaker

(Newser) - In blog posts by the man held in the assault on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband shortly before the attack, David DePape shared gory images of headless bodies, rants about Jewish and Black people, and accounts of an invisible fairy that sometimes appeared to him. The posts included attacks...

Trump's Blog Page Is No More
Trump's Blog Page Is No More

Trump's Blog Page Is No More

'From the Desk of Donald J. Trump' won't be returning, an aide confirms

(Newser) - "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump," we hardly knew thee. The former president's blog ended up lasting just shy of a month. Senior aide Jason Miller confirmed to CNBC that the page has been shut down for good. "It was just auxiliary to the broader...

Her Life Was Perfect, but Only on Her Mommy Blog
Her Idyllic Life Existed 
Only on the Mommy Blog
in case you missed it

Her Idyllic Life Existed Only on the Mommy Blog

'Elle' profiles Natalie Lovin, who had to reckon with the collapse of her marriage, world

(Newser) - If you happened to be a casual reader of the Hey Natalie Jean blog several years ago, you might have envied the life of author Natalie Holbrook. She and her husband and baby boy were living what appeared to be an idyllic existence in New York City, with Holbrook a...

Director Joss Whedon's Ex Delivers Scathing Blog Post

Kai Cole accuses him of hypocrisy and adultery in post at the Wrap

(Newser) - Hollywood's Joss Whedon has the reputation of creating strong female characters and championing feminist values, but his ex-wife has just delivered a stinging assault to that image. In a guest blog at the Wrap , Kai Cole alleges that Whedon cheated on her, a lot, going back 15 years to...

Sheriff Raids House to Find Online Critic

'If you're gonna lie about me ... I'm gonna come after you'

(Newser) - Jerry Larpenter, sheriff of Louisiana's Terrebonne Parish, appears to have launched a crackdown—on critics of Jerry Larpenter. The Intercept reports that six of Larpenter's deputies raided another police officer's home this week in a bid to find the author of the ExposeDAT blog, which calls itself...

Man Loses 14 Years of Work When Google Deletes His Blog

Dennis Cooper's misfortune is raising new censorship concerns

(Newser) - Artist Dennis Cooper made a horrifying discovery June 27: His 14-year-old blog—the sole home of his experimental writing, research, photographs, and more—was gone, Art Forum reports. According to Fusion , Cooper's blog was hosted by Google-owned Blogger, and those headed to are greeted with the...

Part of McAfee's Disguise: Tampon

Says he's at home, not in hiding, in Belize

(Newser) - John McAfee is offering more than $12,500 to anyone who can provide information in the murder of Gregory Faull, a case in which McAfee himself is wanted for questioning. The antivirus pioneer, who has been in hiding since Nov. 11, tells a Dateline reporter that he's now at...

Food Blogger, 9, Prompts School-Lunch Overhaul

Martha Payne's photos inspire better meals

(Newser) - She's only nine years old, but Martha Payne's reporting has already shaken things up at her school. The Scottish writer of the NeverSeconds blog posted reviews and camera-phone photos of some rather gross-looking cafeteria lunches; her work brought some 2 million visitors to her site. The attention prompted...

Clinton Gets In on Text Meme Joke

Hillary sends her own for parody blog

(Newser) - The "Texts from Hillary" blog just got some text from Hillary. The Tumblr blog has garnered much attention for its meme series featuring fake texts from Clinton, playing off a wire photo of her with her Blackberry. Now the secretary herself is in on the joke. She posted one...

No More Pro-Anorexia Blogs on Tumblr

Blogging site to enforce new content policy

(Newser) - Tumblr is taking a stand against blogs that promote self-harm. When a new content policy goes into effect, likely next week, pro-anorexia blogs or others that urge readers to self-injure will no longer be allowed on the blogging site, according to a staff post today. The Awl and New York'...

How Homemade Pics Boosted 'Occupy Wall St'

People are revealing their economic misery on Tumblr blog

(Newser) - Suffering in this recession? A photo of you with a short description of your problems can be posted online—and might just inspire people to take action. So figured a New York activist who devised the Tumblr blog, "We Are the 99 Percent," to promote the first Occupy...

Guy Already Camping Out for iPhone 5
 Guy Already 
 Camping Out 
 for iPhone 5 

Guy Already Camping Out for iPhone 5

Remember, it hasn't actually been announced yet

(Newser) - Rob Shoesmith is currently camped outside London's Covent Garden Apple store in a tent, awaiting the release of the iPhone 5. Not all that weird, except of course that the iPhone 5 hasn't even been announced yet. Why is he doing it? As a "marketing and PR...

Food Blogger Jailed for Complaining About Noodles

Judge ruled Taiwan woman didn't have the evidence to declare them salty

(Newser) - Be careful what you blog about in Taiwan. One woman, identified only as Mrs. Liu, learned that lesson the hard way recently, after she complained on her little-read blog about the Sichuan Flavor Beef Noodle Restaurant in Taichung. The place, she wrote, was full of cockroaches, the owner was a...

Forever 21 Threatens Blogger Who Mocks It

Apparently, clothing retailer can't handle being poked at

(Newser) - Forever 21, the "fast fashion" store known for its cheap designer knockoffs, is threatening to sue the creator of the website WTForever21 —because, among other reasons, the store doesn't appreciate being associated with the "F-word." Rachel Kane, who created the satire blog, talks to the...

Tiger Mom's Cub Shares Deep Thoughts on New Blog

Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld can't decide between Harvard or Yale

(Newser) - Tiger Mom's control over her perfect daughter may be slipping. Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, spawn of Amy Chua, is now indulging in a favorite pasttime of slackers everywhere: blogging. "When the whole world's calling you a mindless robot, you kind of get the urge to start talking," she...

Latest Casualties of Facebook, Twitter: Blogs

Young people turn from long posts to short tweets

(Newser) - Just a few years ago, blogging was hot enough to be Merriam-Webster’s word of the year—but as Facebook and Twitter have grown, blogging has declined, the New York Times reports. The trend is particularly notable among the young: between 2006 and 2009, a survey found, blogging’s popularity...

Students Bashed in Blog ... Written by Teacher

Philadelphia high school teacher may lose her job

(Newser) - Today's lesson in what not to post on the Internet: A Philadelphia high school teacher is suspended and might lose her job after blogging about how lousy her students are, reports . Sample: "They are rude, disengaged, lazy whiners. They curse, discuss drugs, talk back, argue for grades,...

Lawyers Untangle Superhero Legal Issues

'Law and the Multiverse' blog a big hit thanks to nerdy questions

(Newser) - Criminals of Gotham take note: any evidence Batman gathers on you is probably inadmissible in court. His partnership with Commissioner Gordon makes him a "state actor," and hence subject to search and seizure restrictions. At least, that’s the conclusion of James Daily and Ryan Davidson, the lawyers...

Dear Santa: I Want a Diarrhea to Write in, Happy Terrorists
Dear Santa: I Want Happy Terrorists, Dad to Come Home
kids' christmas wishes

Dear Santa: I Want Happy Terrorists, Dad to Come Home

Veteran Claus reveals kids' secret desires

(Newser) - A 28-year veteran of the Santa Claus role has finally revealed in a blog what we already knew: Kids can be hilarious and heartbreaking. But he's got some perfect tales to illustrate it. Beyond the expected requests for the latest Barbie and video game, kids have whispered into Santa Carl...

AOL-TechCrunch: What Happens Next

Tech blog's founder says editorial style won't change

(Newser) - AOL bought America's third-biggest tech blog and two other start-ups yesterday and signaled that the shopping spree will continue. But even as AOL chief Tim Armstrong and TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington announced the $30 million acquisition, AdAge wondered how TechCrunch's take-no-prisoners approach will mesh with a huge publicly owned...

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