Media miscellany

Feb 20, 2014

First of all, you need to see this video of NBC News anchor Brian Williams rapping "Rapper's Delight." Freelancer Micheline Maynard judged it "An editing triumph."

Next up, Glenn Greenwald's First Look Media has hired another journalist: fierce Wall Street critic Matt Taibbi. "If Glenn Greenwald and Matt Taibbi are in the same room does everyone else’s head explode?" wondered Brett LoGiurato at Business Insider

In other hiring news, Politico has hired National Journal Hotline editor-in-chief Steve Shepard to help launch Campaign Pro, "a vertical aimed at political, PAC and campaign professionals." Or as Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Salena Zito quipped, "Shorter: the bubble."

Also, WaPo's Ben Terris informs us that Charlie Crist is trying to get back where he once was. Bonus: you can turn this article into a fun game to quiz your colleagues, as Rick Klein with ABC News pointed out: "who can guess (no clicking!) who @TheRickWilson is talking about? 'He has all the intellectual horsepower of yogurt.'"

But the prize for everyone's favorite article of the day goes to The Atlantic's Caitlin Flanagan, who penned this unexpected exposé on the dark power of fraternities. Salon's Rebecca Traister relented, "Okay, @CaitlinAtlantic, we've had our differences, but credit where credit is due - best lede ever." Globe and Mail's Stuart A. Thompson agreed, even going so far as to call it the "lede of the millennium."

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