In politics and media miscellany

Sep 18, 2014

The Wall Street Journal informs us that a mole inside Assad's embassy aided Syrian rebels (1,331 shares). "Pretty amazing story about the mole in the Syrian embassy in DC who issued passports for anti Assad rebels," WSJ's Reid Epstein remarks.

Meanwhile, WaPo tells us that Kentucky senator Rand Paul says Post story is ‘full of inaccuracies.’ He won’t say what they are. (434 shares) “Everything they’d said that my position had changed on, I think, frankly, is untrue,” Paul said in an interview with The Federalist. WaPo decided to address that claim straight-on. "Good for the Post for not letting criticism from Rand Paul -- or any politician, for that matter -- go unanswered," National Journal's Alex Roarty praises.

And in entertainment news, Saturday Night Live's longest-running cast member Darrell Hammond returns to SNL as announcer (2,796 shares). You'll remember Hammond from his comedic portrayals of Bill Clinton, Al Gore and more. NBC NewsJillian Sederholm asks the question on everyone's minds: "Darrell Hammond replacing the late great Don Pardo as voice of #SNL, but using what voice?"

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