MTV is developing reality shows inspired by Occupy Wall Street; the tea party turns its back on Michele Bachmann; and a British cleric resigns rather than retract his support of the Occupy London protests. These discoveries and more below.
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Nancy Grace’s Nipple Slip Traumatized Kids
The fleeting appearance of Nancy Grace’s right nipple during a recent “Dancing with the Stars” episode prompted about a dozen viewers to write the Federal Communications Commission to beef about the prime time wardrobe malfunction.
What Wikipedia Deletes, and Why
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, famously allows anyone to write or revise its entries, and the history of each item is open for anyone to review. Except for material that leaders of the effort consider too “dangerous” to leave online.