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June 26, 2005

How It's Done

-- by Dave Johnson

From Parade Magazine's Personality Parade in today's Sunday paper. (Onine archive not yet ready.)

Paris Hilton's sister Nicky, is a blond by birth, but is now a brunette.

For Nicky, going dark was tricky, because the color often looks flat, as it did on Renee Zellweger. Nicky's colorist, Jeff John of Beverly Hills' B2V salon, does her hair with a two-step process, then seals the color with a shine-enhancing glaze also favored by Teri Hatcher.
Also, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan,
...is on record as saying America's retirement system must be fixed to take into account the coming surge of retirees. He believes that benefit cuts in Social Security "will almost surely be at least part of the solution." He also approves of the creation of private accounts but says they have to be introduced in a cautious, gradual way.
This is how it's done. This is how to reach America with a message.

(I swear that I was really only going to blog the first part of this, as a joke post. I was tying and glancing at the page when I saw the right-wing Social Security plant.)

Posted by Dave Johnson at June 26, 2005 7:39 PM

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I remember reading in my U.S. history class about McCarthy getting all in a huff about "secret" communist messages being sent to the American public through the silver screen. It was absurd then, and it is absurd now.

Posted by: Pericles at June 26, 2005 9:33 PM

Once again, "Pericles" misses the point since it conflicts with his neoconservative reading comprehension. There's nothing in Dave's post about "secret messages". It's about dropping what should be "hard news" into soft soap drivel and blather. From the way Dave posted the info, Greenspan's comments (regarding a vital issue of the day) appeared close to utterly meaningless trivia. Perhaps the next pro-privatization comment will appear alongside a little story of Jessica Simpson's concerns about becoming the new Daisy Duke.
Again, "Pericles", if you so dislike the information on this site, you're always free to leave and not return.

Posted by: JosephW at June 26, 2005 11:11 PM

Once again, "Pericles" misses the point since it conflicts with his neoconservative reading comprehension. There's nothing in Dave's post about "secret messages". It's about dropping what should be "hard news" into soft soap drivel and blather. From the way Dave posted the info, Greenspan's comments (regarding a vital issue of the day) appeared close to utterly meaningless trivia. Perhaps the next pro-privatization comment will appear alongside a little story of Jessica Simpson's concerns about becoming the new Daisy Duke.
Again, "Pericles", if you so dislike the information on this site, you're always free to leave and not return.

Posted by: JosephW at June 26, 2005 11:12 PM

Well, now, Parade magazine's editorial choices may not be as bizarre as they seem. My take: Parade is telling us ladies: invest in the expensive two-step hair-coloring process in order to snag some hideous(ly) rich geezer (Greenspan's not currently on the market) or else die alone in the gutter in your old age (and with a bad dye job) because of inadequate Social Security benefits.

Posted by: Grace Nearing at June 26, 2005 11:46 PM

Y'all know who writes Personality Parade, right?

Posted by: GD at June 27, 2005 12:26 AM

I came here to post that very question. It's the infamous Ed Klein, of course, and he's used this column to spread plenty of right-wing propaganda since he took it over. This is far from a first. (Parade skews very conservative in general, I should note; all of Lyric Wallwork Winik's material also needs to be read with the same subtle but unmistakable bias in mind.)

Posted by: Ogg at June 27, 2005 7:49 AM

I hate Parade. I refuse to read that tripe.

Posted by: donna at June 27, 2005 9:32 PM

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