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Washington, D.C., Reality TV Edition

In today's politics and pop culture file, former House Majority Whip Tom DeLay is expected to announce this evening that... More

How to Get on the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts’s Enemies List

From Wired: When 22-year-old programmer Aaron Swartz decided last fall to help an open-government activist amass a public and free... More

Fact-checking Saturday Night Live

At Politico, Michael Calderone has some fun at the expense of CNN, which took the time to fact-check this week’s... More

Pantry Raid, in Pictures

The kitchen is closed. Gawker has, via a tipster, a description of Gourmet's offices after yesterday's closure announcement: By 1pm... More

WaPo’s Twitter Policy, in Action

Over at Firedoglake, Marcy Wheeler rounds up a fairly eviscerating collection of Howie Kurtz's tweets from the past six days--as... More

A Vote for ‘Muddling Through’

It’s a few days old at this point, but readers interested in the Afghanistan policy debate will want to check... More

Best Political Protest Ever

Teabag Party-ers, 9/12'ers, angry town hall crowds, Cindy Sheehan, Code Pink, G-20 crazies, Greenpeace, protesters everywhere, may I please introduce:... More

Making a Profit While Bankrupting the Store

Here's a riddle. How are mattress factories and newspaper companies alike? This piece on the front page of today's New... More

More on Coverage of the Great Recession

CJR’s Ali Fenwick this afternoon flagged the new Pew study on coverage of the economic crisis, which noted that newspapers... More

Levi Johnston Does It With Protection

Sarah Palin's daughter's baby daddy is in a commercial for . . . pistachios? More

FTC Votes to End “Blogger Payola”

In light of recent scandals involving bloggers, advertisers, and the merging of the two in the ethically precarious practice known... More

Leaving Afghanistan Is Not on the Table

Spencer Ackerman makes a good catch on the “Good Morning America” interview with Peter Galbraith I linked to earlier: I... More

How To Spend It

Print subscribers to the Financial Times have long enjoyed an advantage over more casual Web readers, and that is access... More

The HuffPo Writes a Book Retort

Don't call The Huffington Post (sorry) spineless. Today brings the launch of HuffPost Books, the outlet's section devoted to, yes,... More

Covering the Great Recession

A new study of financial crisis coverage, released today by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, shows... 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

Journalists subpoenaed in ‘pink-slime’ suit - BPI wants emails from NYT’s Michael Moss, public-health lawyer Michele Simon, and others

Bloomberg struggles to break out of the box - Justin Smith’s ambitious digital transformation hits some bumps

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

Embedded with the Koch brothers - Hometown reporters get rare access to the media-shy oilmen, with mixed results


James Fallows on David Frum’s asserted, then retracted, charge the NYT ran fake photos of Gaza

“For all their blind spots and flaws, reporters on the scene are trying to see, so they can tell, and the photographic and video reporters take greater risks than all the rest, since they must be closer to the action. For people on the other side of the world to casually assert that they’re just making things up—this could and would drive them crazy.”

The 60-second interview: Marty Baron (Capital New York)

CAPITAL: I just noticed that the most-read story right now on your website is an aggregated piece about a Russian lizard sex station in space. BARON: [Laughs] Is that right?

Your iPhone can now make free encrypted calls (Wired)

The beginning of the end of burner phones?

The new face of Richard Norris (GQ)

“‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”

Bloggingheads

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

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