Media murmurs du jour
USA Today's Susan Page calls the Obama administration the most "dangerous" to media in history (5,908 shares and climbing). "White House shut out TV and print journos from last Friday's Obama-Pham meeting. Was that progress?" Washington Post's Erik Wemple pointedly asks.
Meanwhile, The Seattle Times is furious with another governmental body--the FBI, which created a phony Seattle Times story to find a bomb-threat suspect (1,008 shares). Here's a key statement from the editor. "Not only does that cross a line, it erases it," Kathy Best writes.
So Adrian Chen went and partied with some Gamergaters (at a strip club!), and then he wrote about it (2,604 shares). "The saddest little people on the internet love @AdrianChen, even as he hurts them over and over, one after another," freelance journalist Tim Carmody observes.
And Slate's Alison Griswold went in search of Uber's unicorn (1,446 shares). Griswold explains via tweet, "Uber says half of its UberX drivers in NYC make above $90,766. I looked. They looked. We didn't find one."
Also, The Washington Post just created the Ben Bradlee Award for Courage in Journalism, which was a beautiful gesture.
Lastly, please enjoy this Boston police K-9 puppy trying on the vest he'll eventually grow into and winning the Internet in the process.