There are three interesting scandals going on around the net, and I don’t feel like covering any of them, so I’ll just summarize and give you a few links for more information. They’re interesting and popular, but for some reason, I don’t particularily want to touch any of them.
An art teacher for Austin High School is in danger of being dismissed and having her license to teach revoked because her roommate published naked photographs of her on Flickr, the popular photo sharing site. The Austin Independent School District issued the statement, “Please know that AISD has no intention of infringing upon a person’s legitimate rights to free speech and expression. However, public school educators are legally held to a higher moral standard, in order to protect the young lives they influence.” On her blog, Ms. Hoover wrote, “I have just filed to have a hearing (standard protocol). I should be given a date for that hearing sometime next week. (end of next week) This hearing is where “they” hear my arguments and decide my fate. We have begun due process.”
After an interview with Dateline to get out all her frustrations with life, Kevin, children, and the press, Britney Spears breaks down in tears and complains that the media hounds are ruining her life. The Gossip Rag has the scoop–and links to the interview on YouTube!
A teengager in Singapore was beaten and stripped in a stairwell, but a video recorded on cell phone has been circulating through MMS and the internet. With her humiliation and assault on tape, the girl should have filed a police report, but probably hasn’t. Meanwhile, confused Americans keep linkwhoring to the term “Singapore” which appeared in the top 10 of Technorati again for the first time since the “Tammy from NYP” cell phone video scandal.
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