Monday media round-up
Truly the moment journalists have all been waiting for: a public official mistakenly citing The Onion as proof for making a case, and that's exactly what an ex-FIFA official has just done. "Oh this is too delicious," tweets HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. Don't worry, though, because John Oliver is on it. Also in media, global newspaper readership has fallen more than 25% in four years, but at least one thing is on the rise: that of media consumption, already at 8 hours a day for most people. Bobby Ghosh with Quartz quips, "People are wasting nearly 16 hours a day..." Simultaneously in Europe, WSJ reports that telecom companies are racing to merge.
In Washington, Supreme Court justices have ruled that violent threats on Facebook may be OK. "Violent threats on Facebook OK... if you don't mean them?" wonders USA Today's Kim Painter. Also, Guido Fawkes offered a surprisingly pleasant farewell to Guardian's Alan Rusbridger. "Disarmingly kind farewell thing from @guidofawkes to Rusbridger," notices Patrick Smith with BuzzFeed UK. Lastly, comedian Tracy Morgan spoke to Today Show's Matt Lauer for the first time since his accident.