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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

Reporters fail to capture implications of pension provision - A ‘big shift’ tucked into the spending bill goes under-examined

The New Republic: A public trust or a business? - How Chris Hughes turned a 100-year-old publication into a “product”

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

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

The problem with sharing uncredited photos - “Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it”


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”

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