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Aug 19, 2015

"Straight Outta Misogyny: What's missing from Straight Outta Compton's revisionist history," tweets Huffington Post's Kelly Chen, sharing Pump It Up!'s Dee Barnes' account alleging Dr. Dre beat her and other women (at 80,000+ shares and counting). "'Straight Outta Compton' silences black women by erasing violence perpetrated against them," concludes Washington Post's Abby PhillipNYT's Mike Isaac points out, "this man is an executive at the most valuable company in the world." "Find Dee Barnes a publisher," commands Sarah Weinman at (appropriately enough) Publishers Lunch. "HUGE KUDOS TO @RichJuz for getting DEE BARNES to review STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON," praises Jezebel's Julianne Escobedo Shepherd. The author in question, Gawker's Rich Juzwiak, shares this additional detail: "F. Gary Gray, the director of Straight Outta Compton, was Dee Barnes' cameraman on Pump It Up!" Meanwhile, Bradford Pearson at Southwest Magazine admits "This passage from Dee Barnes' take on Straight Outta Compton will stick with me for a while."

In other late-breaking news, former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle is expected to plead guilty to child pornography charges a little over a month after his house was raided by police investigating child exploitation. "This surprises me zero," reacts NPR's Elise Hu. The other shoe dropped on the Ashley Madison site hack, too, as hackers finally posted the stolen data from the dating site for adulterers. Spencer Reiss of Wired and Business Insider advises, "repeat after me: 'digital privacy' is a chimera..." The Awl has some early notes. Julia B. Chan at the Center for Investigative Reporting responds, "and would I search for my parents on a cheaters database? h'no." But was the Ashley Madison database leaked? ... asks a consultant for Ashley Madison. "He's the former CTO, so I think you have to treat his claims with as much skepticism as the leak itself," cautions HuffPost's Nick Baumann of that last link. 

At the New York TimesMargaret Sullivan is asking tough questions, too, liiiiiike whether her publication's portrayal of Amazon’s brutal workplace was on target. "Good response from @deanbaquet on criticism NYT's deep Amazon reporting was too anecdotal," praises HuffPo media reporter Michael Calderone. While we're on the subject, you may enjoy The Onion's skewering of that whole story under the headline "Jeff Bezos assures Amazon employees that HR is working 100 hours a week to address their complaints." So good and on-point, you'll kind of wish it was real. And with Donald Trump officially now competitive in the general election and a fading fast Scott Walker attempting to attract Trump voters, you might enjoy hearing from an unfamiliar Trump. "Donald Trump and his sister inherited the same hair gene," muses NYT's Katherine Rosman.

A couple of more headlines you need to know: ISIS reportedly beheaded the elderly head of antiquities in Syria. "A hero, and a martyr of ISIS terror," reflects Guardian's Owen Jones. And the FDA just approved the first libido pill for women.

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