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male celebrities for Emma Watson’s #heforshe

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John Oliver Is Doing Some Really Good Investigative Journalism

His 15-minute Miss America segment began with jokes about how dated a beauty pageant seems, and his incredulity at some of the questions contestants are asked. He took some shots at Donald Trump, who owns a competing pageant. Then he zeroed in on the Miss America organization’s claim of making $45 million in scholarship money available to young women each year.

"Forty-five million," Oliver said. "That is an unbelievable amount of money. As in, I literally did not believe that."

His staff researched documents, finding a federal disclosure form that said the pageant spent $482,000 in scholarships in 2012. They researched tax forms on statewide pageants, finding several scholarship offers that couldn’t possibly be awarded at the same time were added together to help reach the final figure. In other words, people shouldn’t confuse money that may be available with money spent.

That’s journalism, minus any apparent attempt to let pageant officials offer their side. The organization subsequently issued a statement not specifically addressing Oliver’s charge that Miss America was being misleading, but said that “as with any scholarship, the full amount awarded may not always be used as recipients plans change or evolve.”

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I am sorry I doubted you.

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Lixian always does a really great job animating these, and this is no exception!

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GET TO KNOW ME MEME: [3/10] shows | community
"You are all better than you think you are. You are just designed not to believe it when you hear it from yourself."

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“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.” 

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