Never fear! Spliffer, that randy bastard, returned home late last night. Mom called sobbing and laughing and I could hear The Spliffer tap dancing across her hard wood floors in excitement. His whitish coat was smeared with dirt so it appears he disappeared for yet another one-off with some woodland creature or other.
I was going to post this yesterday, so it may be a day late and a dollar or five short but fuck it. I know celebrity airbrushing is old news. Especially after we all marvelled over this website a few months back. I expect airbrushing in magazines and movie posters... but news? From the very people who are reporting the problem? Now our newscasters are going to perpetuate the weight worry that affects nearly every single woman I know?
CBS seriously photoshopped about 20 lbs off Katie Couric for her new promo ads. The original picture was taken at the May upfronts and the image on the right is a dramatically slimmer version courtesty of Photoshop. Apparently Katie did not know they were retouching her photo but joked about it when she saw the latest version of herself saying she liked the original one better,"There's more of me to love."
Yes, of course magazine photos are altered all the time. However, this alteration comes as the network is struggling to portray Couric as a news anchor with the gravitas to convey serious news. What's next? Is the E Network going to convey a panel to debate her hairstyle and wardrobe? Additionally, this is the network that has aired several pieces on anorexia and other eating disorders. Not only are they perpetuating weight problems, they're instigating a screaming double standard before Couric has even hit the airwaves. Did they Photoshop Dan Rather into a svelte movie star? Or course not. Let's hope the news the network airs is more realistic than their ad campaign.