Murmurs from the media
What follows is no parody headline, but kudos to NPR and David Folkenflik for making it possible: "Area Satiric Publication The Onion Sold To Univision (Seriously)." We'll repeat that, so it's clear this is no satire -- Spanish language network Univision just bought a controlling stake in our beloved The Onion. "Congrats to @TheOnion on its new job at Fusion?" half-jokingly tweets Justin Sink with Bloomberg News.
Something equally weird and yet just as true: A fake Politico reporter is friend-requesting a suspiciously high number of journalists. Yahoo's Daniel Roberts wonders, "what's the fun in trying to catfish journalists anyway, we're boring." So if you get a request from an attractive Politico journo named Emma Parker, or an even more attractive Anna Goldberg from The Atlantic, don't get too excited. "Wait, then who am I sexting right now?" demands HuffPo's Benjamin Hart. Hey, at least we didn't grant her request to be featured in the newsletter! And this just in: CNN will replace NBC for the GOP's SuperTuesday debate. "RNC snubs NBC for Super Tuesday debate. (NBC had an amazing, fair debate last night with the Dems.)," TechInsider's Steve Kovach noted yesterday. And Univision investigative journalist Gerardo Reyes is the latest reporter to explain why he too turned down the interview with ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán. At this point, we've never seen this many journalists clamoring to humblebrag that they didn't interview someone.