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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

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

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

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