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Kurt Eichenwald's weird checkbook journalism.

slate.com — Journalist Kurt Eichenwald is making news again with his Dec. 19, 2005, New York Times wowser about child pornography on the Internet ("Through His Webcam, a Boy Joins a Sordid Online World"). But this time the news is bad for the reporter and his former paper.

Reston carries the spike.

slate.com — Henry Kissinger's career has been guided by one principle: If you have friends, use them. As the transcripts of phone conversations between Kissinger and other notables recently made public by a Freedom of Information Act request by the National Security Archive show, Kissinger was never shy about calling on his pals in the press for favors, sympathetic treatment, or a soft shoulder to cry on.

The reporters who loved Kissinger and what they said.

slate.com — During his years as national security adviser and secretary of state, Henry Kissinger wooed the Washington press corps with the flowers and chocolate of flattery and access.

Two cheers for nepotism at the New York Times.

slate.com — You won't catch me snarking about the promotion of A.G. Sulzberger from a reporter slot on the New York Times' metro staff, where he's been laboring for a year, to chief of the paper's reopening Kansas City bureau. Yes, it's obvious that A.G.'s upgrade has more to do with who his father is-New York Times Co.

Relax, John McCain, stolen elections are as American as apple pie.

slate.com — John McCain proved himself a rotten student by finishing 894 th in a class of 899 at Annapolis. In the third presidential debate last week, he demonstrated that flunking U.S. history must have contributed to his dismal grade point average when he stated that ACORN was "now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy."

What if the newspaper industry made a colossal mistake?

politico.eu — What if almost the entire newspaper industry got it wrong? What if, in the mad dash two decades ago to repurpose and extend editorial content onto the Web, editors and publishers made a colossal business blunder that wasted hundreds of millions of dollars?

The Friday Cover: Revenge of the White Working-Class Woman - The white blue-collar vote isn't the monolith everyone thinks.

Perle Libel Watch-the finale.

slate.com — A little over a year ago, as readers of this series know, Richard N. Perle vowed to sue New Yorker staff writer Seymour M. Hersh in England for Hersh's investigative feature, " Lunch With the Chairman."

Mike Pence and the Year of Disinformation | RealClearPolitics

David Von Drehle is … the master of disaster.

slate.com — Shaken Survivors Witness Pure Fury By David Von Drehle CHARLESTON, S.C. (Sept. 23, 1989)-It's noon on Thursday at Folly Beach, a stretch of sand raised a few inches above the surrounding tidal marsh and sprinkled with undistinguished bungalows and weathered seafood shacks. It's gray, lightly sprinkling. Not unusual for a September afternoon.
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Oct 21, 2016

"Rednecks, crackers, hillbillies, hausfraus, shut-ins, pea-pickers--everybody that's got to jump when somebody else blows the whistle." https://t.co/Pg1vPtR85i

Oct 21, 2016

Now ordering "Gender Play in Mark Twain: Cross-Dressing and Transgression."

Oct 21, 2016

RT @ericuman: Google long-promised to keep records of all our browsing habits separate from our actual names. Until it didn't. https://t.co/ILUaq0DIkr

Oct 21, 2016

Clinton TV, a series of boring video white-papers addressing children, health care, abortion, higher taxes, infrastructure....

Oct 21, 2016

Reagan video proves Bill O’Reilly’s historical fraud --@ErikWemple  http://wapo.st/2edc2EY 

Oct 21, 2016

RT @ThomasGnau: I will totally accept the results of the World Series -- if the @Indians win.

Oct 21, 2016

Trump TV on Facebook Live, "like state television produced by QVC" --@poniewozik  http://nyti.ms/2ed8YbW 

Oct 21, 2016

RT @republicofspin: Nixon campaign in 1960 sent agents to many states to "snatch" victory from Kennedy, alleging fraud. https://t.co/bjGdwBvBNX

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