Media talk du jour
More Telegraph writers are coming out of the woodwork to voice concern about the ethical conduct of their publication, while a ProPublica offers a scathing response to the Red Cross's demands of "corrections" to "misleading" coverage. In an insane but fascinating experiment, Gary Shteyngart watched a full week of state-controlled Russian television, "piped in from three Apple laptops onto three 55-inch Samsung monitors in a room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan" (3,000+ shares). Erin Lyall with CBS News calls it, "A simply amazing #longread from @NYTmag - a steady diet of TV from #Russia and a descent into madness." Jake Silverstein invites us for a peek behind the curtain of the relaunch of the New York Times Magazine (1,200+ shares). And neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks offers deeply poignant advice after learning he as terminal cancer: "There is no time for anything inessential." New Statesman's Helen Lewis reacts, "Lovely (if melancholy). Oliver Sacks has found an upside to terminal cancer: global warming is no longer his problem."
In social, Pinterest is seeking an $11 billion valuation. Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint just caught on to the fact that cable TV shows are sped up to squeeze in more ads (600+ shares). At the Columbia Journalism Review, a profile on The Atlantic’s charismatic health columnist is gaining popularity at nearly 400 shares. And because we like to leave you on a light note in these round-ups, we thought you might enjoy knowing that Vanilla Ice was arrested for burglary near his ‘Vanilla Ice Show’ shooting location. Chicago Tribune's Kurt Gessler quips, "'Anything less than the best is a felony' -- and that's just what Vanilla Ice is charged with."