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Sketch Artist Draws Criticism

Posted by prof e on August 31, 2015

brady-sketchThe courtroom artist who drew the assignment to cover Tom Brady and the deflate-gate trial came up short her first time around…and social media pounced.

Like so many things that distract us from real life, deflate-gate is the gift that keeps on giving. This time the fiasco was the questionable depiction of the Patriot’s QB as he sat in the courtroom. Sketch artists are supposed to be impressionists, but this “sketchy” rendition attracted more derision than usual.

According to an article in CNN, the twitter-sphere lit up with people piling Courtroom artist Jane Rosenberg with a more pleasant sketch of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brad. Rosenberg's sketch of Brady during his first appearance in Manhattan Federal Court broke the internet and lit up the Twitter-sphere after overwhelming reaction to Brady's glum look. (Photo By: Jefferson Siegel/NY Daily News via Getty Images)on courtroom sketch artist Jane Rosenberg. But just to show the world that she really can draw, Rosenberg later offered up a more careful sketch that captured the essence of the handsome and debonair defendant.

(Photo By: Jefferson Siegel/NY Daily News via Getty Images)

 

One twitterer decided to “fix” Rosenberg’s ill-conceived artwork. Brady-fix

Just in case you don’t get the joke, see this.

All of this just serves to prove that the internet, and social media, can be a mean and unforgiving place for screw-ups. Thick skin comes in handy, and not just for celebrities. When they tell you that they’re laughing with you…don’t be so sure.

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Stadium Rock: 50 Years Ago

Posted by prof e on August 17, 2015

50 years ago the Beatles played to a crowd of 55,000 fans at Shea Stadium in NYC. At the time it was the largest concert crowd ever.

See more photos here.

Know what else happened 50 years ago?

Answer: the Mass Communications program was founded by professor Richard Pavlik!

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