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Cosign With Jay Rosen

This: Editing by click rate is stupid and unethical. Chasing traffic is an abyss. The hamsterization of journalism is degrading the work environment for news professionals. Expecting reporters to report, write, blog, tweet, shoot video, sift the web, raise their metabolism, and … Continue reading

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IOKIYAR to Infinity.

Ok, so I know IOKIYAR is (and has been for ages) SOP in DC. Still, the manner in which the Village took Rosengate oh-so seriously (and turned it up TO ELEVEN) but is now suddenly backpeddling re: The Nuge’s semi-coherent … Continue reading

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Greatly Exaggerated Rumours, Jack Layton Edition

by matttbastard Michael Valpy addresses the current conventional wisdom that without Jack Layton, the NDP — and Canada’s left — is now doomed, doomed, DOOMED! Ahem. Sorry ’bout that. Now, where were we? Oh! Right. Valpy: When polls from the … Continue reading

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Obligatory WFT McChrystal?! Post

by matttbastard Cole drops an Apocalypse Now reference, while The Artist Formerly Known as Tacitus thinks shitcanning is imperative if the republic is to survive the impact of McChrystal’s insta-infamous still-unpublished Rolling Stone interview [h/t Ben Smith]. Perhaps. Laura Rozen usually has sound instincts and excellent sources: One early … Continue reading

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The Last Post I Will Ever Write About Ann Coulter (Except for Cynical SEO Purposes)

by matttbastard (Photo: Rockinon2009, Flickr) Well, well, well (h/t Sabina Becker): First, contrary to what Coulter seems to suggest in a brief phone interview with Macleans.ca scribe Colby Cosh, it was not the police who “shut it down.” I spoke with Ottawa Police Services … Continue reading

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I don’t give a toss about Tiger Woods, but this is kinda sorta WIN

by matttbastard Alt-pr0n mogul Joanna Angel wins @ Twitter today:  thank god i work in an industry where i do not have to make embarrassing apologies and quit my job for being a slut. Oh, snap! Recommend this post at Progressive … Continue reading

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“Roger Ailes as Howard Hughes”?

by matttbastard Let’s hope the ugly SOB still clips his toenails. Seriously — producing daily crypto-fascistic dispatches carefully crafted to rile up the rubes while scoring mega ad rev? Understandable. Poor hygeine?  Absolutely unforgivable. h/t Krugman (who, speaking of unforgivable … Continue reading

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Canadian Libel Reform, Meet Economic Reality

by matttbastard So, you think that recent SCOC ruling will help fight the chilling effects of Canada’s draconian libel laws? Think again, says Ryerson journ prof Jeffrey Dvorkin: While editors are hailing the ruling as a breakthrough for more aggressive … Continue reading

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Hey, WaPo — Peeing On the Floor = Wingnut SOP

by matttbastard Jesse Taylor explains why, contra aimai, the latest example of desperate hand wringing on the part of the traditional media over the scourge that is online incivility (fetch forth teh fainting couch!) misses the mark by honing in … Continue reading

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Don’t call it a comeback (well, OK, if you must…)

by matttbastard Don’t worry, I’m not gonna put forth a sorry Nikki Finke-style excuse for my lack of productivity this summer. All responsibility for low creative yield is entirely mine and mine alone (FYI, the dog ate my motivation). Ok, … Continue reading

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