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A Nation Turns Its Eyes to… Sarah Palin’s Facebook Page

It seemed peculiar the other day when Politico’s Ben Smith devoted a post on his widely-read blog to Sarah Palin’s... More

Celebrating the Paper Boy and By Extension - The Local Paper

Tomorrow is officially Newspaper Carrier Day, according to the Newspaper Association Managers, and the Suburban Newspaper Association is offering a... More

Non-Story of The Day

In today's non-story of the day, Politico CLICK sports the blaring headline, "Roman Polanski supporters gave $34K to Barack Obama,... More

Notes from A.Q. Khan

The Pakistani press is in a fascinating uproar about the Kerry-Lugar aid bill, which the Pakistani military contends violates Pakistan’s... More

Headline of the Day

This one comes courtesy of the meme-makers over at Politico: "SECOND LADY ENJOYS WINE, FRIES" Oh, indeed. The Ethos of... More

How to Exempt Torture From FOIA

Say what you will about the wisdom of Joe Lieberman’s attempts to get Congress to pass a special law that... More

“Marines,” Plain and Simple

Today, the big, three-column, above-the-fold statement photo on the front page of every edition of the New York Times makes... More

Do or Die for the Shield Law?

Shortly after 9:30 am tomorrow, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee will take their seats in room 226 of the... More

Building a Shrine to Tim Russert, Literally

Remember how your mother always warned you to wear clean underwear in case you're in an accident? Apparently, if you're... More

More Thoughts on McCaughey

For those interested in the Betsy McCaughey saga, Andrew Sullivan has a blog post up today, titled “McCaughey and Me,”... More

Another Brick in the Paywall: Economist Edition

A week from today, The Economist will begin experimenting with a new paywall system. The magazine's current wall--which provides non-subscribers... More

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

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

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