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Sanford: I Was A Nonstop F*cking Machine

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"I crossed lines with women," Governor Sanford said. "And when I say lines, I mean tan lines."

Nation's Top Newspaper Execs Meeting Today To Discuss Charging For Online Content: Report

The Atlantic | James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here's a story the newspaper industry's upper echelon apparently kept from its anxious newsrooms: A discreet Thursday meeting in Chicago about their f...

The Reality of Reality

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
B. Jeffrey Madoff

Twitter can certainly create the hype, but whether the talented producers behind it can actually deliver a program anyone will want to watch remains to be seen.

Associated Press Quitely Offering Buyouts

Editor & Publisher | Joe Strupp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Associated Press is quietly offering buyouts that include $500 for each year of service and increased pension benefits to several hundred veteran ...

Air Force Boots Their 25 Million Dollar Aviator (He's Gay) VIDEO

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

The Air Force is about to discharge this guy, a virtual poster boy for recruiting, because he is gay? Someone has to be kidding. This is sheer madness.

AP CEO Tom Curley Threatens Google: "They Will Not Get Our Copy Going Forward"

Forbes | Susan Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The AP and Google have been debating content and compensation issues for months. In an interview with Forbes on Wednesday, [Associated Press Chief Exe...

The Debate Over Online News: It's the Consumer, Stupid

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

For me, the key question is whether those of us working in the media embrace and adapt to the radical changes brought about by the Internet or pretend that we can somehow hop into a journalistic Way Back Machine and return to a past that no longer exists.

News Executives Losing Fight Against Law and Technology

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

Not content with trying to destroy the concept of fair use for images, the Associated Press is now threatening a war on the words of the Internet.

AP's Real Enemies Are Its Customers: New York Times

New York Times | Saul Hansell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If The Associated Press could completely win its war on search engines and news aggregators, it's hard to see that the news association or the newspap...

Associated Press Fights Web News Piracy: "We Can No Longer Stand By And Watch Others Walk Off With Our Work"

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SAN DIEGO — The Associated Press and the newspaper industry plan an aggressive effort to track down copyright violators on the Internet and try ...

Jason Linkins

AP's Ron Fournier Concerned By Obama's Teleprompter "Crutch" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You know, chances are, the Associated Press's Ron Fournier doesn't want to be thought of as weird or an ignorant guy, but he's not helping his cause a...

U.S. Prefers to Leave Iraq Through Jordan and Kuwait, Rather than Turkey

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

Turkish officials have been salivating at the opportunity of presenting the United States with a series of demands in return for allowing U.S. troops to leave through Turkey.

Brandon Neely, Former Guantanamo Guard, Recalls Systematic Torture, Sexual Abuse Of Detainees

AP | MIKE MELIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Army Pvt. Brandon Neely was scared when he took Guantanamo's first shackled detainees off a bus. Told to expect vicious ...

Shepard Fairey Sues AP Over Obama Photo Copyright

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — An artist who created a famous image of Barack Obama before he became president sued The Associated Press on Monday, asking a judge t...

AP Accuses Obama Artist Shepard Fairey Of Copyright Infringement

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — On buttons, posters and Web sites, the image was everywhere during last year's presidential campaign: a pensive Barack Obama looking ...

Obama, The Press, And The "Bipartisan" Trap

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

While addressing the issue of bipartisanship the press holds only one party accountable: the Democrats.

New Report: We're Heading for "Water Bankruptcy"

Tara Lohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tara Lohan

It takes lots energy to move, use and treat water. And it takes lots of water to cool power plants. With that thinking, things like desalination and ethanol make less and less sense.

Change Congress -- We're Bringing Sexy Back

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Change Congress is bringing sexy back... to the campaign finance reform debate. The donor strike will make sure politicians are well aware of how much money they're losing if they oppose reform.

Obama vs. the Media

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John McQuaid

Obama (correctly, I think) sees the press representing two things that are clear obstacles to his ambitious plans: official Washington and a trivia-obsessed media culture.

Hudson Crash Required Journalists to Collaborate

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

The photographs taken at the site of the Hudson crash may be the best proof yet that citizen journalism is not only essential, but is here to stay.

Car sales, 2008; even worse than we thought

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Monday brought three conference calls, each about an hour, with executives from each of the Detroit Three announcing, dissecting and, most of all, spi...

Toyota Projects First-Ever Annual Loss; Congress Disses Detroit

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Congress took a perverse pleasure in giving Detroit's CEOs and the UAW president the third degree -- unnecessary theater while our country suffers this economic decline.

You Morons, What Have You Done With Our Money?

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gail Vida Hamburg

Was it too much to ask Congress to examine this government intervention in the free market critically before authorizing the transfer of US taxpayer dollars to benefit the banking sector?

Byline Strike At AP Following Labor Dispute

Editor & Publisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America claimed tonight that reporters and photographers at the Associated Press "are withholding byline...

Blagojevich Proves Obama is Clean

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The headline shouldn't be about how this is a problem for Obama. The headline should be, "Blagojevich Case Proves Obama Can't Be Bought." He is indisputably clean.