Lady Gaga saves journalism, becomes guest editor-in-chief of Metro for a day


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By all accounts, human society is slowly but surely evolving towards the cultural moment when “News Media” will just be the coastal elitist term for the Twitter feed that will stream infinite happenstance straight into your frontal lobe by way of a neural implant installed by our horrible robot overlords. But there are still some crusty old-school journalists who believe in the power of the printed page. And then there is Lady Gaga, who served as guest editor-in-chief at the London office of the free daily Metro for one whole day, despite being neither crusty nor old-school, nor even really a journalist, unless you think that she is a metaphorical journalist embedded in the trench warfare of human emotions (in which case you should seriously consider cutting your hair and getting a job, hippie).

Publicity stunt? Sure, but at least it’s an insane publicity stunt. Also, this is by no means the worst thing to happen to journalism in the last two centuries. (Hey, she probably has more ethics than William Randolph Hearst, right?)

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  • Mr. Holloway

    I’m working for the wrong publication: my editor does NOT dress like that. (Not that I’d want him to.)

    • Woot

      Funny, my editor dressed like that, and I kind of wanted him to.

      • And how long was Ms. Gaga actually there?

        My bet is however long it took her to walk in, pose and walk out. She needs to be a-spendin’ that time writing some new songs—in the 10-15 minutes it took to take this pic she could have written “Born This Way” 27 times.

      • Mr. Holloway

        How dare you?!

        Look at her proofing those pages like a pro! She’s so good, that she doesn’t even have to look while she’s doing it, which allows her to look directly at the camera.

    • Rebecca

      Print journalism needs all the help it can get, seriously! Good for her for shining a spotlight on it.

  • Kat

    I was so hoping you would bring up Newsies with that William Randolph Hearst shout-out (though I guess Newsies dealt more with Joseph Pulitzer, didn’t it?) Oh well. I’ll just picture teenage Christian Bale dancing by myself.

  • Nick T

    Hilarious title! She looks great too.

    • Yanni

      “Hilarious?” Seriously? Is it just me, or does this woman’s every action inspire hyperbole of the most annoying degree from her fans? Jesus-effing-Christ.

      • Nick T

        Its funny because its an extreme statement bound to inspire hatred from people like you. Aren’t trolls suppose to be smart enough to get stuff like that at least?

  • Lady Gaga

    As an aspiring journalist, this is such an inspiration.

  • Jerry

    I can see the Film Version. Citizen Gaga. Is She getting the New EW Cover?

  • Films23

    She’s so cute:)

  • Christian

    Hey, if you want to work in an environment where those you work with dress like that, you can check out a busy street corner in a big city. Lady Gaga is part of the degradation of American society/culture/morality, making people ever more stupid and promoting a hyper sexual culture that is seeing ever rising rates of stds and illegitimacy.

  • Realangst

    Boy! Someone sure woke up on the wrong side of culture this morning. Next time you inspire hundreds of thousands of YOUR little monsters to overwhelm the Senate switchboard in support of somehing relevant that you believe in, call us and we’ll decide if we care.

  • Paulette

    I really thought that it would come down to James and Scotty. I really like Lauren alot she has talent more than I can say for Haley she come’s off like she fake. I don’t know how she got more votes than James , because he could sing anything .JAMES IS REALLY GREAT SINGER he should have not been cut . It should have been HALEY.

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