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WardrobeGate’s Coattails

From Robin Givhan's Washington Post piece about Michelle Obama's Inauguration Day wardrobe (and her fashion choices more generally): The bill... More

Bush’s “Eyes Shrink, While His Ears Grow”

Political cartoonist Daryl Cagle, in the (Midland, TX) Lone Star Iconoclast on "How to Draw President George W. Bush:" Another... More

Malia And Sasha…In the Plush

Crain's reports today the latest -- and, for my money, the creepiest, to date-- Malia and Sasha news: the maker... More

“Hope Over Fear”

Scanning (courtesy of The Newseum) today's front pages, of the headlines that include a quote from yesterday's inauguration address, "Hope... More

Bush’s Homecoming, Live (Only Fox News)

Only Fox News carried live last evening President Bush's arrival in Midland, Texas and his remarks to the crowds there.... More

Matthews: “Not A Political Marriage”

The MSNBC crew offered this commentary on President and First Lady Obama dancing at The Youth Inaugural Ball (4th of... More

More Mail For Malia And Sasha…

...that we all get to read! The letter this time appears in the Wall Street Journal rather than Parade, comes... More

The Inauguration, Through Matthews’s Eyes (And Lips)

A selection of deep thoughts from Chris Matthews, on MSNBC, on Inauguration Day (so far): Upon the appearance of Vice... More

Gerson On The Speech: “Cliched”

Michael Gerson, who authored President George W. Bush's first and second inaugural addresses, offered on Fox News this critique of... More

“A Similar Green Dress”

Already, Fox News tells us how we might "Get Michelle's First Lady Style For Less," suggesting "J.Crew has a similar... More

“Editorials Worldwide…”

"...pillory Bush one final time," reports Reuters. More

Scene From Afar

A selection of newspaper front pages from around the world today: More

Blitzer’s Beverage Speculation

Wolf Blitzer narrating the Obamas' arrival at the White House just now: They're supposed to spend 40 minutes inside for... More

Thesauri All Around

Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham on Fox News this morning: I do find at some point this over-the-top adulation,... More

The Presidential Bird

Bob Garfield, from Friday's On The Media: ...[F]or the past eight years this White House has mainly given the Fourth... More

Expect-acle

Expectations for Barack Obama's inauguration speech tomorrow are, apparently: "Monumental," CNN "Great," ABC News ""High", Detroit Free Press "Lofty", San... More

Mo-stess

Busy weekend for Maureen Dowd: Column to write; Pigs-in-blankets to heat up... The DC Examiner reports that "nearly all 400"... More

But Will They “Lure” Ratings?

"Inaugural Week Street 'Newscasts' Lure Onlookers," reports the AP, of the gawkers gathering "to watch network and local television anchor"... More

Government, Uncovered

"If the power of journalism is measured by its ability to spark anxiety in government officials, it’s hard to imagine... More

“This Business Was Too Gentlemanly”

Another New York Times piece on the business of newspapers: USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times,... 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


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

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!

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