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The Sky Is Falling (Below The Fold)

What do you lead with today? With the sky falling in American finance (and the sky having just barely cleared... More

Imagined: Couric on Palin

David Carr imagines a Couric-on-Palin interview: It is telling that when the McCain campaign was looking for a soft place... More

Bill’s Back! From Liability to “Swami”

On MSNBC this morning: JOE SCARBOROUGH: Barack Obama's biggest mistake in the campaign thus far may have been the fact... More

Our “Trouble” With Lies

As Michael Kinsley ">sees it: In a democracy, obvious lies and obvious liars should be self-defeating. Why aren’t they? One... More

Sheepish, Bullish on ‘PigGate

Last night, it was with a certain sheepishness that Anderson Cooper kicked off AC360 with, natch, talk of 'PigGate: COOPER:... More

Quizzical

What else? What more can we do with LipStickOnAPigGate? Talk about it. Have dueling surrogates on our channel to talk... More

If I Were Charlie Gibson (List of Lists)

Here is a (surely incomplete) list of Lists of Questions ABC News's Charlie Gibson Should Ask Gov. Sarah Palin (this... More

Fox and Pig

Which cable channel has totally pigged out on (it's puns aplenty with this one) LipstickOnAPig-Gate so far? A quick TVEyes... More

“Catnip to the News Media”

Barack Obama just addressed LipstickOnAPig-Gate, calling it "catnip to the news media" (wrong animal, sir!) and lamenting that "the news... More

The Balls on the Bus

If a reporter from McCain's traveling press corps gave a reporter from Obama's press bus one of her cojones, they'd... More

LipstickOnAPig-Gate

That there would be a campaign kerfuffle/scuffle about pork at some point during election 2008 is not surprising. That it... More

Obama’s”Working Class” Support (On Press Bus?)

Journalists striking that "proletarian pose" might embrace Matt Taibbi's description of Obama's traveling press corps (if not the effect Taibbi... More

Mayor Palin and The Press

Something I learned from Newsweek's Sarah Palin ("Palintology") cover story: As Mayor of Wasilla, Palin "imposed a gag order to... More

If We Can’t Have Palin…

We'll take the woman who beat her in the 1984 Miss Alaska Pageant, Maryline Blackburn, who, in an interview on... More

Is This Seventh Grade?

Yes, it is. On MSNBC this morning: MSNBC's CONTESSA BREWER: What we saw was the crowd not only filling the... More

The Impotence of the Fact Check?

Hearing Gov. Sarah Palin again saying "Thanks, but no thanks" (the applause line of the McCain-Palin campaign's truth-challenged Bridge to... More

PEJ on Press on Palin: “Feverish”

Per PEJ: "For the week of Sept. 1-7, Palin was a significant or dominant factor in 60% of the campaign... More

Advice for Gibson: “Think of Your Children”

ABCNews.com is asking what Charles Gibson should ask Gov. Sarah Palin during The First Palin Interview later this week. Along... More

Expert(s) Embrace(d)

Hair stylists. Handwriting experts. An astrologer. Body language experts. Feng Shui experts. Some embarrassing, prepubescent-looking guy who wrote a book...... More

What “Feeling” Do You Get From Palin’s Hair?

Two thoughts on Booth Moore's (the LA Times' Fashion Critic) take today on "Sarah Palin's Style:" 1) Maybe it's parody?... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

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