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Ben Bradlee dies

politico.com — Benjamin C. Bradlee, a Massachusetts paper boy in his youth who became the longtime editor of The Washington Post where he inspired a legion of reporters and led the paper’s coverage of the Watergate scandal, died Tuesday from natural causes, the Post announced. He was 93.

Tough 'Times' for Andrew Cuomo

politico.com — From our colleagues at Capital: In February, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and others from his office had dinner at a restaurant in Midtown with several New York Times journalists: Albany bureau chief Susanne Craig, Albany reporter Thomas Kaplan and deputy metro editor David Halbfinger. It was meant to be the type of off-the-record bread-breaking that politicians...

McConnell's new best friend: Chuck Todd

politico.com — Chuck Todd's recent appraisal of Alison Lundergan Grimes has thrown him into the center of the Kentucky Senate race. On Friday, the "Meet The Press" moderator told MSNBC that Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes had "disqualified herself" from the race by refusing to disclose who she voted for in 2008.

Remainders: On Media

politico.com — Enjoy the weekend....

Keith Olbermann apologized to President Clinton for MSNBC's Lewinsky coverage

politico.com — Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann sent a letter to President Bill Clinton in 1998 personally apologizing for his network's coverage of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, newly released files from the Clinton Library show. In October of that year, Olbermann wrote a letter to the president apologizing for "whatever part I may have played in perpetuating...

A taxonomy of the 'Islam debate'

politico.com — Whether you think him a truth-teller or a bigot, Bill Maher deserves credit for launching one of the most robust public cultural/intellectual debates in recent memory. Two weeks ago today, he said on HBO that "a vast number of Muslims across the world" believe people who do not share their religious beliefs "deserve to die."

Leibovich on Leibovich

politico.com — Jon Lovett, the former Obama speechwriter, imagines how Mark Leibovich might profile Mark Leibovich: Mark Leibovich arrives for his interview with the studied nonchalance of the Beltway elite. ... “Hey,” he says-casually and with a practiced warmth. ... Leibo (as he is known by the class of people he calls “friends”) arrives...

Remainders: Smacked

politico.com — Anyonymous officials blame anonymous officials. The NSA refuses to disclose a disclosure report. Eric Holder subpoenaed a Fox News journalist. Deborah Turness is on the hot seat at NBC News. Mike Rowe gives early validation to Jeff Zucker. Kara Swisher says old media hates the Internet. And Ira Glass defends his Shakespeare tweet....

Rhode Island's Fung cancels on Bloomberg

politico.com — Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate and Cranston mayor Allan Fung canceled a scheduled meeting with the Bloomberg editorial board after learning that the organization's founder and chief executive, former mayor Michael Bloomberg, intends to support his opponent. "Mayor Fung was excited to share his vision of government reform and Main Street...

Trouble in Cartagena

politico.com — The Washington Post's Carol D. Leonnig and David Nakamura published a report on Wednesday revealing that senior White House aides were aware of a White House link to the 2012 Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scandal, even though the White House denied any connection at the time.
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Oct 22, 2014

RT @kenvogel: Ben Bradlee's death "in a way marks the end of the 20th century," Bob Woodward tells @DylanByers & @Hadas_Gold: http://t.co/m…

Oct 13, 2014

@thegoldfarb so which countries should Americans not be visiting, according to you, and can you fit them in 1 tweet?

Oct 13, 2014

Which news organization trying to piggy-back off of BuzzFeed’s success are you?

Oct 13, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: NBC and Vice say they’re “coordinating to assist in paying” for freelancer's medical care as friends try raising 500K huff.to/1w2hwC8

Oct 13, 2014

@thegoldfarb i’m not sure there’s a cultural or diplomatic benefit argument for kiddie porn

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