Wheelers and dealers

In the Wall Street Journal, Ben Wright, asks Ever Wanted to See Bankers Strip? Jenny Anderson at the New York Times explained: “City big shots Bill Winters and Derek Bandeen as you have never seen them (half naked and singing).” Ravi Mattu at Financial Times reacted with: “Barf.”

Jeremy Peters in the NYT reports that Bloomberg is Planning a $50 Million Challenge to the N.R.A. Kate Taylor there tweeted this quote from the story: “‘I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close,’ @MikeBloomberg says.” Abby Huntsman with MSNBC called it, “Bloomberg channeling his inner Trump.” Ken Wheaton from Advertising Age said, “Guess when I dreamed up ‘King Mike’ I was dreaming too small.”

Farhad Manjoo at the New York Times wondered if Facebook Can Innovate and had A Conversation With Mark Zuckerberg to find out. Reuters’ Alexei Oreskovic tweeted: “Zuckerberg says Facebook's next ‘businesses’ will be Search, Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram.” Mathew Ingram at GigaOM pointed out: “Zuckerberg says Facebook handles more than 10 billion messages every day.” Erin Griffith at Fortune found this bit particularly interesting: “Zuckerberg on anonymity: ‘not the first thing that we’ll go do’ because there's no relationship building.”

Mother Jones profiled New Mexico Gov Susana Martinez. Dan Vock at Stateline wrote, “No surprise, it's not flattering.” Jamelle Bouie at Slate said: “Yeah, someone who uses law enforcement to track her enemies probably shouldn’t hold higher office.” Laura Rozen with Al-Monitor tweeted this incredible quote from the story: “Listening to recordings of Martinez talking with her aides is like watching an episode of HBO's Veep.”

In the New York Times, Jeremy Peters reports that Sebelius Said to Weigh Run for Kansas Senate Seat. Evan McMorris-Santoro with BuzzFeed pointed out: “interesting that the Times links to MoJo’s coverage of the Wolf x-rays and not Topeka paper’s amazing orig. article.” Barb Shelly from the Kansas City Star admitted: “Personally, I think this story is way out there.”

Over on Vulture, read about the IT Guy who Tweeted His Way From Peoria to 30 Rock. Melissa Harris from the Chicago Tribune explained: “How a Middle-aged IT Guy From Peoria Tweeted His Way Into a Writing Job on Late Night With Seth Meyers.” Jay Yarow with Business Insider suggested: “Keep tweeting jokes, kids. Someday you’ll get a better job out of it.”

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