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Politico Magazine makes space for BP corporate flack — Over nearly a year in circulation, Politico Magazine has worked hard to command a piece of the country's intellectual turf. Under the direction of founding editor Susan Glasser, it used Politico's trademark quality - immediacy - to lend perspective on key stories as they evolve.

Former NYT executive editor alleges uneven media coverage of Obamacare — In a chat last night with New York Times media columnist David Carr, former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson criticized the media for unbalanced coverage of Obamacare. Context for her comment came when Carr mentioned that the breathless coverage of Ebola stems from a deep-set distrust of government among Americans.

NABJ boss says CNN essentially called him a liar in dispute over diversity — Bob Butler, the president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is unhappy with CNN. Just last Friday, Butler and NABJ issued a press release indicating that CNN had "withdrawn support of NABJ for the 2015 Convention & Career Fair."

Dallas Morning News publisher: Print and digital are like butter and a car — The Dallas Morning News is doing some heavy rotation on the media-biz circuit today. The newspaper on Sunday will be the first U.S. publication to offer the New York Times's International Weekly supplement to its print subscribers. Also on Sunday, it'll pack in a freshly launched " national weekly print edition " of The Washington Post.

Vindication for Fox News’s Andrea Tantaros! — In early October, pundits were busy talking about the missteps in the treatment of Thomas Eric Duncan, a man who came to the United States from Liberia and later died from Ebola. On the Oct.

The Associated Press on how not to hype Ebola — One way to get people to worry about the Ebola virus is to report on "suspected" cases, reports of which have been on the increase, according to the Associated Press (AP). But don't expect the wire service to pass along the chatter, as it issued an advisory today outlining standards for publishing stories on this sort of tip: Most of these suspected cases turn out to be negative.

Bill O’Reilly’s Levittown denialism — A telltale moment in Wednesday night's showdown between Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart over white privilege relates to Levittown, N.Y., the legendary Long Island area where O'Reilly spent a boyhood consisting of pranks, stickball games and just plain-old American living.

‘Daily Show’s’ Jon Stewart wallops Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly on race in America — The ostensible purpose for Bill O'Reilly's appearance last night on "The Daily Show" was to peddle his book, " Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General." Yet rarely has a guest's book received such dismissive treatment, even from a cable host.

Deadspin apologizes for Cory Gardner football story — In a colorfully headlined piece by Editor Tommy Craggs, Deadspin has apologized for its story alleging that Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Colorado, had fibbed about his past on the football field.

Conspiracy theory-driven Fox News doc recently scored contract renewal — Fox News contributor Dr. Keith Ablow, who recently accused President Obama of performing poorly against Ebola because of his "affinities" with Africa, was signed to a new contract with the network in late September, Fox News has confirmed to the Erik Wemple Blog.
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Oct 22, 2014

BP says that its Politico Magazine piece was to "counter several op-eds":

Oct 22, 2014

Politico Magazine makes space for piece penned by BP corporate flack:

Oct 22, 2014

The ins and outs of the Grimes attack on McConnell, via @theplumlinegs

Oct 22, 2014

@JasonHitchcock Have been working on that this morning. What's your take on it?

Oct 22, 2014

Twenty-two thoughts on Renee's look. via @amyargetsinger @emilyyahr

Oct 21, 2014

@KrisParonto Thanks, Mr. Paronto, for the tweet and for all your service.

Oct 21, 2014

RT @paulschwartzman: Lots of empty seats at Kalorama Citizens Association mayoral forum. Catania, Schwartz here. No Bowser #DCision14

Oct 21, 2014

RT @BeBreezyMan: Thank you once again @ErikWemple for accepting my invitation to speak during my presentation on the ethics of online journalism!

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