DART to CNN for comparing Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl to Nicholas Brody, a character in Showtime’s Homeland. Anchor Don Lemon—last seen in these parts wondering if Flight 370 had disappeared down a black hole—asked Homeland’s executive producer Gideon Raff if he saw any similarities between the two. One is a real American soldier recently released from imprisonment in Afghanistan; another is a fictional American soldier (and suspected terrorist) released from Afghanistan and hunted by an unstable CIA agent. Of course they’re alike!
LAUREL to The New York Times for capturing the ecstatic joy of dozens of Brazilians as they saw their national soccer team score its first goal in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Times sent videographers to an army barracks, apartment security desk, and Copacabana Beach in Rio, to a retirement home in Porto Alegre, and to a street party in Salvador, and recorded Brazilians watching the host nation play the Cup’s opening match against Croatia. Brazil ended up winning the match 3-1.