Press on press
Gabriel Sherman released his much anticipated takedown analysing how Fox News women took down Roger Ailes ("Amazing reporting but has Ailes really been taken down?" wonders Vox's Matthew Yglesias), and it certainly made its mark. "Words can't even express the depth of my horror, revulsion, and rage reading this," reacts Marketplace's Molly Wood. At The Guardian, Lois Beckett calls this "the most stomach-churning paragraph" in the story.
Meanwhile, Ron Fournier made quite a few waves when he shared the lessons he learned covering politics for 30 years. Sharing from that advice, John Russell with the Indianapolis Business Journal tweets, "A reporter's code: never blindside a source. 'I’ll never stab you in the back. I’ll always stab you in the chest.'" Friendly!
At the New York Times, Daniel Victor responds to the timeless query "When I’m Mistakenly Put on an Email Chain, Should I Hit ‘Reply All’ Asking to Be Removed?" Take a guess at what the only answer is. "This is probably the shortest New York Times story ever written, and perhaps the best," concludes journalist Adam Rose. And because they're on a roll over at The Times, Daniel Victor asserts, "No, the Internet Has Not Killed the Printed Book. Most People Still Prefer Them." Slate's Laura Miller reacts, "It's my dream that now that the NYT has reported this, people will stop 'informing' me that print books are dead." As do we all, Laura. As do we all.
Also, we know who the presidential debate moderators are. Lester Holt, Martha Raddatz, Anderson Cooper and Chris Wallace are the lucky winners of this year's dubious honor. "Are the debate moderators going to do instantaneous fact checks, I hope?" wistfully tweets Harris Meyer at Modern Healthcare.