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Richard Sherman takes on the NFL

politico.com — Down in Arizona, Bloomberg's Will Leitch gets past the Marshawn Lynch and Deflategate distractions and finds that the real Super Bowl story is Richard Sherman's unprecedented willingness to criticize the league he plays for: Sherman is a dissenting voice in a league traditionally bereft of them, in a league that desperately needs them.

Dept. of faux controversy, Drudge edition

politico.com — The folks at Drudge Report seemed to smell controversy in CNN's deicision to air Mitt Romney's "private" phone call with supporters on Friday, during which he announced that he would not be running for president. "CNN Airs Private Conference Call... Developing...," a link at the top of the page read, which directed readers...

Mark Halperin miss on Mitt, again

politico.com — Plus ça change (2015)... To be clear: I don't know what @MittRomney will say this morning, but every talk I've had w/ Mitt World leads me to believe he will run - Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) January 30, 2015...plus c'est la même chose (2008): Two Republicans close to the situation say McCain has apparently settled...

Bloomberg Markets names executive editor

politico.com — Bloomberg Markets, the forthcoming project headed by Business Insider alum Joe Weisenthal, has named its first executive editor. Tracy Alloway, the U.S.-based Financial Times correspondent, "will oversee editorial content for markets on our new digital destination and work side-by-side with me as we build out our vision and strategy," Weisenthal...

Mike Huckabee's 'Megyn Kelly moment'

politico.com — Shot (New York Times Magazine, Jan. 21): For those unfamiliar with the phenomenon, a Megyn [Kelly] moment, as I have taken to calling it, is when you, a Fox guest - maybe a regular guest or even an official contributor - are pursuing a line of argument that seems perfectly congruent with the Fox worldview, only to have Kelly seize on some...

The New Republic addresses its 'perceived legacy of racism'

politico.com — The forthcoming issue of The New Republic -- its first since a mass staff shakeup in December -- features a cover story by Canadian journalist Jeet Heer about the magazine's "perceived legacy of racism." The 4,000-word article, which was obtained by POLITICO last week, comes in the wake of severe criticism about the magazine's history...

Remainders - POLITICO.com

politico.com — The BBC ponders its future, and the future of news. Bloomberg Media unveils its new flagship destination. Tribune Publishing announces new appointments. Gawker Media made a $6.7 million profit in 2014. Rep. Jason Chaffetz is the media's best friend. And NBC sells out its Super Bowl ad space....

Majority of Americans back Charlie Hebdo

politico.com — A majority of Americans believe it was okay for Charlie Hebdo to publish cartoons of the Islamic prophen Mohammed, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center. Sixty percent of those who had heard about the attack against the French satirical magazine said it was okay to publish the cartoons, with a majority of them attributing their view to...

Andrew Sullivan to quit blogging

politico.com — Andrew Sullivan, the last celebrity blogger, in the traditional sense, announced Wednesday that he plans to "stop blogging in the near future": Why? Two reasons. The first is one I hope anyone can understand: although it has been the most rewarding experience in my writing career, I’ve now been blogging daily for fifteen years straight...

'Meet The Press' names John Reiss EP

politico.com — John Reiss, who for five months has served as acting executive producer on NBC's "Meet The Press," has officially been promoted to Executive Producer, SVP Alex Wallace announced in a memo to staff on Wednesday. "John has been integral to the new Meet the Press from day one.
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Jan 30, 2015

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Jan 30, 2015

Unlike most everyone else, @Douthat actually responds to what @jonathanchait wrote… and does so quite brilliantly: douthat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/doe…

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