Updates from the Fourth Estate

Sep 11, 2015

Everyone is talking about Joe Biden's Late Show appearance with Stephen Colbert, when the Vice President turned emotional over the loss of his son. "This @StephenAtHome-@VP Biden interview is an authenticity bomb," tweets Anand Giridharadas with the New York Times. "Colbert must-watch, even after only 3 shows. @VP Joe Biden is someone Trump can't fathom-humble, decent, honest," notes journalist Charles Jaco. "I've been a big Biden doubter, and maybe it's the sleep deprivation talking, but after reading this, I hope he runs," admits Jason Zengerle with GQ and New York Magazine. "No matter how long @StephenAtHome is on the air, there won't be a lot of other shows like tonight's with @vp," realizes Melinda Henneberger. Veep reportedly expressed doubts about any bid for the presidency, but we'll see how long that lasts.

More members of Austin Beutner's executive crew have followed him out the door at the LA Times. "If Tribune Publishing’s handling of @austinbeutner’s ouster is any indication, I’d be worried for fate of L.A. Times," warns Dylan Byers (whose last day at Politico is today, by the way). In social media, here's how one obscure tweet in German helped spur the migrant march from Hungary. "Great story and eerily similar to the origin story of the Berlin Wall's fall," observes Fusion's Rob Wile. While we're talking tweets, Trump's Sept. 11 tweet in which he offered well wishes to both "haters and losers" has mysteriously vanished, hmmm. And the Hungarian camerawoman who kicked refugees claims she isn't the completely horrible person she appears to be, explaining, "I panicked." Andrew Chappelle with Al Jazeera quips, "'I'm not a heartless, child-kicking racist camera-person' says child-kicking camera-person."

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