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7:45 PM ET, March 12, 2013

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Tanner Colby / Slate:
Regrettable  —  The troubling things I learned when I re-reported Bob Woodward's book on John Belushi.  A little more than a week ago, during an interview with Politico, Bob Woodward came forward to claim he'd been threatened in an email by a “senior White House official” …
Hillel Aron / LA Weekly:
Are the Koch Brothers Trying to Buy the Los Angeles Times?  —  The latest rumor about the next owner of the L.A. Times, which is for sale, is a doozy.  A bombshell.  It's a doozy wrapped in a bombshell exploding inside a Drudge siren.  —  Multiple sources tell L.A. Weekly that Charles and David Koch …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Kochs: No comment on Tribune rumors  —  Conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch are declining to confirm or deny a report that they are considering a bid for The Tribune Company papers, including the Los Angeles Times.  —  “As an entrepreneurial company with 60,000 employees around the world …
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Vevo Starts 24-Hour Ad-Supported Music Television Network  —  Vevo LLC, a provider of music videos on Google Inc. (GOOG)'s YouTube, started a 24-hour music TV network that begins online and will expand to at least one pay- TV system later this year.  —  The broadcast-style network starts today …
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Mike Shields / Adweek:
Vevo Launches Linear Web Network With an Eye on Cable  —  Music videos are coming back to your TV, 24 hours a day.  MTV has nothing to do with it.  And neither do any computer algorithms.  —  Instead, Vevo, which was built as the ultimate on-demand hub for music videos on the Web …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Politico hits 1,000 Pro subscriptions and plans to launch a magazine  —  Over a thousand organizations are now using subscription site Politico Pro, the politics website announced Tuesday.  Politico says the site reaches 7,000 professionals per month and has a renewal rate of 96 percent.
Raf Sanchez / Telegraph:
WikiLeaks: recording of Bradley Manning court testimony leaked  —  A leaked recording of Bradley Manning's testimony in a military court has given the public its first chance to hear the young soldier justifying his decision to leak hundreds of thousands of secret documents to WikiLeaks.
Discussion: Pressing Issues
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Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
Finally: hear Bradley Manning in his own voice  —  A full audio recording of the whistleblower is released today despite a court prohibition on such recordings  —  The court-martial proceeding of Bradley Manning has, rather ironically, been shrouded in extreme secrecy …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Telegraph group cuts 80 print jobs as daily and Sunday titles merge  —  The Telegraph group is to shed 80 of its 550 editorial staff as part of what the chief executive, Murdoch MacLennan, calls a root and branch restructure of the business.  It will mean the complete merger of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph as a seven-day operation.
Erik Wemple:
Were FishbowlDC's ‘Wendy Wednesday’ posts just a joke?  —  Lawyers for FishbowlDC claim 23 defenses against the libel suit filed in January by Washington-area publicist Wendy Gordon.  Devoted FishbowlDC readers will remember Gordon the star of a recurring feature—from the fall of 2011 through October 2012—titled “Wendy Wednesday.”
Cory Doctorow / Guardian:
What I wish Tim Berners-Lee understood about DRM  —  Adding DRM to the HTML standard will have far-reaching effects, incompatible with the W3C's most important policies  —  After Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee's keynote talk at SXSW, he answered a question about the controversial plan to add DRM to next version of HTML.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Mobile Publishing Platform Pressly Raises $1.5 Million, Launches To Public At Last  —  Pressly, the mobile publishing platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt finalist which makes websites smartphone and tablet-friendly, is today launching to the public, accompanied by $1.5 million in outside funding …
 
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