The talk of the media
Some pretty big news on the career front: MailOnline has just hired former CNN anchor Piers Morgan as Editor-At-Large, US (111 shares). Of course, Politico media reporter Dylan Byers is already all over that story (169 shares), adding on Twitter, "Way down in this @PiersMorgan news there’s a little scooplet about Los Angeles billboards… because location..." Paul Harris at Al Jazeera America stk-tsks, "Lo, how the mighty have fallen. Piers Morgan effectively becomes reporter at MailOnline." Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal admits, "Never really understood what an editor-at-large is."
In other big media moves, The Toast has hired Roxane Gay to lead its brand new (adorably named) sister site 'The Butter' (1,103 shares). The Wire's Tim Carmody divulges, "I am a huge @rgay fan, and I am excited to read even more of her. (Also, butter is delicious.)" Slate's Jamelle Bouie was even more unabashed about his enthusiasm: "*beats on table* ALL HAIL THE BUTTER LONG LIVE THE TOAST."
Plus, SB Nation reports that Husain Abdullah was penalized for... praying? (24,368 shares) Well, specifically, Abdullah was penalized for excessive celebration, which you can judge for yourself by simply looking to the gif at left. "KC Chiefs' Husain Abdullah penalized for being Muslim. Okay, praying like a Muslim. Still, wtf NFL?" Adam Jackson demands at Waterloo Chronicle.