Dec 20, 2013

Turning to yet another debacle, The Washington Post mercifully compiled 9 questions you were too embarrassed to ask about ‘Duck Dynasty’. Lydia DePillis there said, “What's the deal with Duck Dynasty? This is the deal with Duck Dynasty.” Colleague Mark Berman admitted, “Can't decide which part I enjoyed more: ‘What is a duck’ or the entirety of Question No. 4.” Mike Madden at the Washington City Paper shared, “‘Duck Dynasty’ season premiere drew four times as many viewers as ‘Mad Men’ season finale. #quack.” Freelancer Christie Aschwanden gave us a preview: “#1: what is Duck Dynasty?”

In still further embarrassments, turn to Mother Jones where Nick Baumann writes You'll Never Guess Where This FBI Agent Left a Secret Interrogation Manual. Andy Kroll there called it a “Great @NickBaumann scoop.” Matthew Yglesias at Slate spilled the beans, “Heard about the time the senior FBI agent accidentally put a copy of the secret interrogation manual in the library?”

And there’s still more to know on the spy front as the New York Times writes that N.S.A. Dragnet Included Allies, Aid Groups and Business Elite. David Jolly there explained, “Britain worked with the National Security Agency to monitor communications of senior European Union official.”

About the author

she gets sleepy easy | entertainment editor, producer, correspondent for hire | i also write the @muckrack daily | once @nowthisnews @nymag @nypost @foodnetwork

Signup for the Muck Rack Daily email

A digest of journalism, written by journalists, delivered to your inbox daily.