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Bush, Too, Ending “Classy?”

Maybe McCain isn't the only one who gets to, in spite of it all, "end classy"? Today the AP reports... More

Olbermann’s “Symbolic Gesture”

MSNBC's Keith Olberman on The View yesterday: JOY BEHAR: I was reading somewhere that you don't vote... OLBERMANN: I don't... More

Someone’s In The Kitchen With Palin…

It’s Greta Van Susteren and Matt Lauer!

...and it's Fox News's Greta Van Susteren! And NBC News's Matt Lauer! (Anyone else? Maybe...Baking with Blitzer? Mixing Manhattans with... More

Actual AP Headline

So we know what Election 2008's winners are doing these days. There's an Oval Office to visit. A Cabinet to... More

Ten Minutes Early!

A transition. For White House reporters, too. From President Punctual to, perhaps, President Ten-Minutes-Early. The Obamas appeared at the White... More

Keeps on Givhan

For anyone awaiting Washington Post poli-fashion columnist Robin Givhan's verdict on Michelle Obama's red-on-black Election Night dress, Givhan concludes that... More

Is It 2pm Yet?

Can this White House meeting between President Bush and President-Elect Obama happen already? MSNBC, for one, is in real danger... More

Images From “The Bullet Sponge”

While this front-page New York Times piece ("Secret Order Lets U.S. Raid Al Qaeda In Many Countries") is understandably getting... More

“Pent-Up Political Ambition” (Run!)

CabinetStakes, Horror Film Edition. As reported by the Boston Globe, the speculation that John Kerry might join President-Elect Obama's Cabinet... More

Legacy Report

With the election out of the way, let the Bush administration legacy reporting begin in earnest! From the Associated Press... More

Holy Holograms!

"CNN essentially doubled its audience from the 2004 Election night," drawing 12.3 million viewers Tuesday night. But, of the 65... More

McCain Ends “Classy”

Now that the campaign is over, can John McCain be noble again?

Remember back in September, when Time's Joe Klein, in a post titled, "Apology Not Accepted," blogged: Back in 2000, after... More

“No Column Today”

Instead, in Le Monde, this. In part: The first worldwide good news since the fall of the Berlin Wall in... More

An Offer We Can’t Refuse?

Yesterday morning after voting in Wasilla, Gov. Palin expressed a desire "to help improve" journalism because of her "great respect"... More

Comedy Central: Yes, We Can

Among urgent post-election concerns, Politico explores, "Can The Daily Show Survive Barack Obama?" With Obama’s victory, the country was... More

CabinetStakes!

This just in on MSNBC: Republican Richard Lugar does not want to be secretary of state... Come again? Was he... More

“Awesome,” “A Freshening,” “No Difference”

BBC has collected official reactions of assorted world leaders (spokespeople, associates, etc.) to Barack Obama's victory, including Pres. Bush's, "What... More

Barack In Banner

A sampling of today’s front pages

Below, a selection of today's front pages: More

Now? “The Hard Part”

"Analysis: For Obama, now comes the hard part," Associated Press "For Obama, now comes the hart part," CBS News "No... More

Relative Reports

The Times of London reports on how Barack Obama's half-brother, Abongo Obama, and other relatives in Kenya are preparing for... More

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

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