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Making a Ghoul of Yourself

Matt Lauer wants you to have a happy Halloween

It’s Halloween, which, naturally, means it’s time for TV news people to make fools of themselves. To start the day... More

And the Best Euphemism Award Goes To…

Come to Colombia! You probably won’t die!

With campaign ads flooding the airwaves in the frantic push for the finish line, you’d be forgiven for missing the... More

The Therapeutic Press

The Russian media, um, underreports the financial crisis

CNN.com led this morning with a story about kitchen-table financial panic fomenting backyard violence. “An out-of-work money manager in California... More

Color Me Whateverwhatever

Who is voting on CNN's Peoplemeter?! Seriously. Yellow, cerulean, violet, periwinkle -- are the illegals voting??! More

Ukraine Girls Really Knock Me Out

Props to McCain for pronouncing Timoshenko's name correctly. So-so on Yushchenko. Obama, unforch, bungled the bunglablest name in the debate:... More

What IS In That Man’s Eyes, Anyway?

Vladimir Putin's eyes have got to be the most dreamiest on earth: what's IN there, anyway? A soul? Three letters?... More

To Russia, With Straight Talk

For all those people Russia-side that were hoping, audaciously, that Russo-American tensions would ease should Obama get elected, well, Obama's... More

Holocaust? No Holocaust?

Let's get the CNN Peoplemeter on this: Should we have another Holocaust? More

Indoor Voices, Pleez

Wait, so as long as we don't rudely announce our intention to bomb Pakistan, we're good, right? Just do it... More

William Safire in tha House

Let's be clear. There is a difference between strategy and tactic. To wit, OED defines tactics as "the art or... More

Lapel Flag Score

Obama: 1. McCain: 0. More

Someone Should Give Bill O’Reilly His Own Show

But what on earth would they call it?

This morning, Fox personality and self-impersonator Bill O’Reilly went on Good Morning America to peddle his eighth book, which goes... More

Through the Morning Show Wormhole

Three shows, two candidates, one talking point each

You probably woke up with a gnarly Crisis-on-Wall-St. Hangover this morning, so you’ll be forgiven if you missed seeing John... More

Give Me Your Tired, Your Hungry, Your Gays

Lohan on Palin, at last.

Early Sunday morning, anger roused Lindsay Lohan from a warm slumber in her girlfriend’s arms. No longer would she sit... More

Baby Come Back

Putin wants West to try a little tenderness

Vladimir Putin, the former spook who has now managed to conjoin both ceremonial power and actual power as the Prime... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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