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Et Cetera

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Et Cetera

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Tribune Media Services (TMS) columnist Arianna Huffington is a driving force behind "The Detroit Project," a grassroots campaign to get Americans to think about how gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles (SUVs) affect not only the environment but foreign policy (by increasing U.S. dependence on oil from countries that support terrorism). The campaign (http://www.ariannaonline.com/suv) has raised money to pay for provocative TV ads connecting SUVs to terrorism that play off the government commercials tying drug use to terrorism. "The Detroit Project" has been praised and criticized. The Oregonian of Portland is one detractor, dropping Huffington's column because it felt she crossed the line from commentary to activism. Huffington doesn't see a conflict, calling the campaign "a movement to raise awareness." ... Edith Lank -- who will move her real-estate column to Creators Syndicate from TMS March 1 -- received exposure on The Sopranos. When Carmela Soprano studies for her real-estate license, the book she uses is Lank's Essentials of New Jersey Real Estate. …

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