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Entries by Jason Linkins from 05/2007

The New Yorker: All the Goings-On

Posted 05.01.2007 | Huffington Post

In this week's New Yorker, Larissa MacFarquhar has done a goodly bit of fine sifting, identifying the ingredients to Barack Obama's approach to commun...

Will Magazines About Blogging Become the New New Dancing About Architecture?

Posted 05.01.2007 | Huffington Post

Believe it or not, there actually does exist a magazine called Blogger & Podcaster. And yes, the tagline is: "For Aspiring New Media Titans." And ye...

CJR: 'NBC Was Right to Air Cho Package'

Posted 05.01.2007 | Huffington Post

The media world is slowly continuing its dialogue on NBC News' decision to air the submitted materials of Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui, followin...

One Small Step for a Celebrity Infant, One Giant Leap Backwards for Our Overall Sense of Perspective

Posted 05.01.2007 | Huffington Post

Because of the sinking feeling that none of them might ever have the chance to report on the virgin birth of an actual Messiah, the media continues to...

Rupert Murdoch Eats The World: Reactions

Posted 05.02.2007 | Huffington Post

Rupert Murdoch's bid to buy the Dow Jones hit the world like the combined effect of a Cat-5 hurricane, a super-volcano and holy zombie terror. He's g...

Some Media Fixtures Still Don't Quite Understand Satire

Posted 05.02.2007 | Huffington Post

Some months ago, Mark Halperin clumsied up his appearance on The Colbert Report by violating the First Rule of Improvisation: Do not negate the premis...

The Factor: Where Always is Heard a Disparaging Word

Posted 05.03.2007 | Huffington Post

Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly, for whom the mere existence of pre-eclampsia and ectopic pregnancies constitutes "spin", is many things--mainly an...

20/20 Palfrey Reveal Expected to Lack Both Steak and Sizzle

Posted 05.03.2007 | Huffington Post

The Examiner is reporting today that tomorrow's 20/20 special report on "DC Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey will fall short of living up to the hype that...

Get Your Styles On!

Posted 05.03.2007 | Huffington Post

Happy Thursday, everyone! There's no better time than now to dig into some Thursday Styles! And, really, people...drink deeply. Savor each morsel. ...

Newsbriefs: Dangerous Reporters and Other Anatomical Greyness

Posted 05.03.2007 | Huffington Post

Congratulations, reporters! According to the Army's new Operational Security Guidelines, you have all been categorized as a danger to America! "Unde...

Day After The Debate

Posted 05.04.2007 | Huffington Post

So, how about that GOP candidate debate last night? Don't you just love how early everything gets rolling now? Seriously, we're already encased in a...

Pacific Overtures: Murdoch Formally Requests Tasteful, Candlelit Make-Out Session with Bancrofts, Will Bring Shiraz.

Posted 05.04.2007 | Huffington Post

FT Alphaville has the term of the day: "full-frontal charm offensive." That's how Rupert Murdoch's next move is going down: wining and wooing, mash n...

Newsbriefs: Buckle Up, Everyone!

Posted 05.04.2007 | Huffington Post

"No, you see. Here's the problem. You don't know the history of seatbelts. I do." "Aren't there examples, and might not you, yourself be an example, ...

Newseum Re-Opening Thrills Newspaper Owned By Newseum Donor

Posted 05.08.2007 | Huffington Post

Offsetting a $10 million donation from the Ochs-Sulzburger family, The New York Times offers their readers a preview of their latest investment--the g...

Crazy From The Heat: Idle Threat Locks Down The Desert Sun

Posted 05.08.2007 | Huffington Post

Readers can occasionally get cross with their daily newspaper for a variety of reasons. They can object to the tone of an editorial, be stirred to an...

Newsbriefs: Institute of Official Cheer

Posted 05.08.2007 | Huffington Post

Internally here at Eat The Press, we've wondered: Charlie Gibson--nice guy, eminently trustable, leading ABC News to something of a resurgence...why i...

Call it a Hunch, But We Have The Funny Feeling Jack Shafer is Against Murdoch's DJ Bid.

Posted 05.09.2007 | Huffington Post

If you thought Slate's Jack Shafer was done explaining why he's against Murdoch's ambition to take over Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal, then th...

The Observer, Observed

Posted 05.09.2007 | Huffington Post

Say what you want about New York Magazine, but we have always thought of The Observer as a real desperado. And every Wednesday, we see why. This wee...

Newsbriefs: Chicken Little Continues to Report the Impending Juxtaposition of Sky, Ground

Posted 05.09.2007 | Huffington Post

Jack Shafer isn't the only person hatin' on Rupert Murdoch today. In "The O'Murdoch Factor", Gary Weiss of Salon endeavors to explain why Murdoch's b...

Last Night There Were CBS News Anchors On My Lawn*

Posted 05.10.2007 | Huffington Post

Sometimes, you just have to take a minute, step back from the media maelstrom, and just run a hilarious picture of Katie Couric. The CBS Evening News...

Get Your Styles On!

Posted 05.10.2007 | Huffington Post

If we here at Eat The Press didn't enshrine the gloriousness of the New York Times Thursday Styles on these pages, who would? The Newseum? Well...ma...

Newsbriefs: Something's Fishy

Posted 05.10.2007 | Huffington Post

The Politico continues its reign as the most vexing and perplexing media organ of 2007. Today, James Joyner and Jeff Mascott filed a brief item purpo...

India to U.S. Media: "We in Ur Webz, Replacin Ur Punditz!"

Posted 05.11.2007 | Huffington Post

The news that the website PasadenaNow has made it a policy to outsource its local coverage overseas has started to reverberate around the web today. ...

Someone Still Loves You, Mitt Romney

Posted 05.11.2007 | Huffington Post

You know, when the Reverend Al Sharpton disparaged the Mormon religion by saying of Mitt Romney's electoral chances: "As for the one Mormon running fo...

Newsbriefs: Mothers Day.

Posted 05.11.2007 | Huffington Post

This Mother's Day, spare a thought for mother and daughter Haleh Esfandiari and Haleh Bakhash. Late last year, Efandiari, a noted Iranian-American sc...