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ABC's Stephanopoulos lands Darren Wilson

politico.com — ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos confirmed Tuesday that he had landed the first interview with Darren Wilson, the Missouri police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in August. "Just finished a more than hourlong interview with Officer Darren Wilson," Stephanopoulos tweeted on Tuesday. "No question off limits."...

A pox on both their houses

politico.com — In the perennial controversy that is MSNBC covering press conferences held by its own anchor, Al Sharpton, it can be worth remembering that the problem is systemic:Shot: MS/NBC Al Sharpton speaking -- can you imagine if a Fox anchor did this? or CNN? - Greta Van Susteren (@greta) November 25, 2014Chaser 1: @greta @DylanByers pic.twitter.com/vSTWfTycct -...

To Zell with all that

politico.com — Sam Zell, the man who almost destroyed the Tribune newspapers, wants to offer you business advice: Sam Zell’s book “GRAVEDANCER: The Art of Winning in Turbulent Times” has been sold to Portfolio, Publishers Marketplace reported Tuesday. The book is “a personal and professional memoir” with “compelling stories about...

MSNBC's Karen Finney joins Media Matters

politico.com — Karen Finney, the former DNC spokesperson-turned-MSNBC commentator, has joined the liberal watchdog group Media Matters For America as a senior fellow and consultant, MMFA told POLITICO on Tuesday. Finney, who will remain with MSNBC, "will write regular commentary pieces for Media Matters in addition to continuing her independent consultancy and...

N.Y. Times appoints 'Innovation' editor

politico.com — The New York Times has hired Kinsey Wilson, a former executive vice president and chief content officer for NPR, to serve in the newly created role of Editor for Innovation and Strategy. In the new role, Wilson "will be in charge of expanding mobile strategy and creating new digital products inspired by Times journalism," the press release...

Ferguson prosecutor blames the media

politico.com — The first thing St. Louis Prosecutor Bob McCulloch did at Monday night's press conference announcing the Ferguson grand jury decision was blame the media. "The most significant challenge encountered in this investigation has been the 24-hour news cycle and its insatiable appetite for something, for anything to talk about," McCulloch said,...

ABC's George Stephanopoulos first-in-line for Darren Wilson interview

politico.com — ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos is currently poised to land the first interview with Darren Wilson, the Missouri police officer whose fate will be decided following the announcement of a grand jury ruling on Monday night, industry sources told POLITICO. Members of the media who were jockeying for the first sit-down with Wilson were recently told...

Bill Weir goes Bourdain

politico.com — More than a year after joining CNN as an anchor and "Chief Innovation Correspondent," Bill Weir has finally been given his own show on the network -- and befitting Jeff Zucker's vision for the network, it's in the vein of Anthony Bourdain, not Wolf Blitzer.

Harper's vs. The N.Y. Times, and Hillary

politico.com — Harper's Magazine president John R. MacArthur accuses The New York Times of trying to marginalize the left: The Times so often exhibits contempt for leftists and their insistence on alternative narratives to the one the paper likes to peddle. Given that the voice of the left in America is rarely heard in the corridors of power, the Times doesn’t...

Pro-reformers in conservative media pull back

politico.com — President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration has reunited a faction of the conservative commentariat that, in the wake of the 2012 presidential election, had split over the question of reform. On Thursday, as the president rolled out his plan to fix America’s immigration system, the pundits - some of them Fox News hosts or regular...
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Nov 25, 2014

RT @jbouie: Rereading Darren Wilson testimony and I have to say again that it’s basically this Chappelle bit. youtube.com/watch?v=8il-g9…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @BillKristol: .@DylanByers The 'blame the media' thing will stop...when the media stops behaving badly, and then whining about blaming the media.

Nov 25, 2014

There it is >> RT @GStephanopoulos: Just finished a more than hourlong interview with Officer Darren Wilson. No question off limits.

Nov 25, 2014

RT @morningmoneyben: Never, give or take RT “@DylanByers: How long til the “blame the media” thing stops?”

Nov 25, 2014

How long til the “blame the media” thing stops?

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