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8:00 PM ET, June 27, 2010

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Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Who Smeared Dave Weigel?  —  Yesterday afternoon, The Washington Post's conservative blogger, Dave Weigel, resigned.  This was following the leak of some emails detailing his personal political views to a DC hack-gossip named Betsy Rothstein and bowtied blowhard Tucker Carlson's website, The Daily Caller.
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Ross Douthat:
The Shame of JournoList  —  When the intra-liberal e-mail round-robin known as JournoList first attracted attention early last year, it seemed significant primarily as a milestone in the emergence of a kind of “movement liberal” mentality among certain media personalities — a team-player spirit …
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
The Binary World of The Washington Post  —  Over at The Washington Post, ombudsman Andrew Alexander opines on the resignation of blogger Dave Weigel.  The piece is so perfect a distillation of the flawed value system that governs newspaper journalism that it is worth a close read.  —  Let's jump right in:
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
The Sad, Bulls**t Story of Washington Post Blogger Dave Weigel's Resignation  —  The Sad Story of Dave Weigel's Resignation  —  Anti-Gay Activists Outed by Supreme Court  —  The Plight of the Single...  Eligible Bachelor Alert: Prince Harry Hits NYC  —  By Jen Doll  —  Second Chances
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Playing Dodgeball With Gawker — and Other Cheap Thrills in the Big Blog Era  —  Why Major Brand Marketers Back Bloggy Mischief-Makers and Playground Bullies  —  Remember when all you had to worry about from blogs was excessive snark?  If you overdosed on the acid commentary …
Greenville News:
A new business model for our journalism  —  Beginning July 1, we will introduce a new model for our subscribers to access and pay for our valuable content.  This new model reflects the advancements being made in the electronic world and the resulting redefinition of our news and information service.
Zee / The Next Web:
DailyFail: Newspaper quotes (Fake) Steve Jobs tweet in story about iPhone 4 recall  —  Above is a screenshot of the opening to an article in the UK's DailyMail this morning (in case they pull it, which they have, here's a full screenshot) claiming that Steve Jobs had confirmed an iPhone 4 recall …
Frank Rich / New York Times:
The 36 Hours That Shook Washington  —  THE moment he pulled the trigger, there was near-universal agreement that President Obama had done the inevitable thing, the right thing and, best of all, the bold thing.  But before we get carried away with relief and elation, let's not forget what we saw …
Daniel Tencer / Raw Story:
Report: Toronto police rough up journalists, arrest peaceful protesters at G20  —  Reporters covering the G20 summit in Toronto say they were the target of police violence overnight, as riots blamed on anarchist groups left four police cars burning in the financial district and resulted in the arrests of some 150 people.
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and Charles Apple
Thomas Erdbrink / Washington Post:
In Iran, what's forbidden is in — and on Rupert Murdoch's Farsi1 TV channel  —  TEHRAN — A satellite TV station co-owned by Rupert Murdoch is pulling in Iranian viewers with sizzling soaps and sitcoms but has incensed the Islamic republic's clerics and state television executives.
Pasadena Star-News Most Viewed:
Larry Wilson: The journalist and the Texas cattleman  —  Twenty-one years ago, Janet Malcolm ticked off the entire reporting community with the now-famous first sentence of her book “The Journalist and the Murderer”: “Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice …
Brian Lowry / Variety:
Wackadoodle demo widens  —  More cable nets targeting viewers who believe in conspiracies, alien abductions, etc.,  —  The proliferation of cable channels has seemingly offered dedicated locations for every age group, interest and niche — which might explain why TV has begun reaching out to the wackadoodle demographic.
 
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