Wednesday, June 30, 2010

This week's topic links

The Media and McChrystal

Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone: "The Runaway General"

Bob Garfield, On the Media/WNYC: "The McChrystal Bombshell"

David Brooks, The New York Times: "The Culture of Exposure"

Danny Shea, The Huffington Post: "Lara Logan Slams Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone Over McChrystal Article"

Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone: "Lara Logan, You Suck"

Michael Calderone, Yahoo! News: "Washington Post, ABC defend anonymous source's attack on sourcing in Rolling Stone McChrystal story"

David Carr, The New York Times: "The Media Equation: Heedlessly Hijacking Content"

Kagan Hearings News-Free?

Adam Hochberg, Poynter Online: "Media, Blogosphere Coverage of Kagan Confirmation as Predictable as Hearing Outcome"

Andrew Cohen, Politics Daily: "Elena Kagan Hearing, Day One: Why Americans are Tuning Out"

Al Gore and the Masseuse

National Enquirer: "New Evidence Revealed: Gore Sex Scandal Victim Tells All!!!"

Susannah Breslin, True/Slant: "Al Gore is a crazed sex poodle"

Howard Kurtz, The Washington Post: "National Enquirer says it decided not to pay for Gore sex story interview"

Eli Sanders, "How one paper tried, and failed, to confirm Al Gore sex allegations"

Mark Garber, The Portland Tribune: "Our decision on Gore story based on evidence, responsibility"

Open Mic Gaffes

Elyse Siegel, The Huffington Post: "Joe Biden's 'Smartass' Quip: Vice President Jokes with Wisconsin Ice Cream Store Manager"

Top of the Ticket blog, The Lost Angeles Times: "Oops! Reporters caught on tape mocking Sarah Palin speech"

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