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Morning Reading List 07.08.09

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What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…



The deadline for bids for the Boston Globe has been postponed.


We told you yesterday about Air America’s interview with Todd Purdum. If you missed it, you can listen online here. Purdum discussed Palin’s unpredictability, her lack of curiosity and her “casual” relationship with the truth, all characteristics that came out in last fall’s presidential campaign, and gained traction in recent days as she announced her resignation. As Purdum told Air America’s Jack Rice, “She really is willing to say that black is white and day is night.”


Are Murdoch and Google eyeing a Twitter purchase?


Michael Jackson memorial notes: Mediaite’s Glynnis MacNicol and Steve Krakauer joined the mediabistro Morning Media Menu to discuss coverage. Listen in here. From TVNewser: Jackson Notes, Gathering at the Crossroads of the World for Michael Jackson Memorial and Inspired By The Coverage of One King’s Funeral, Shepard Smith Now Anchors Another’s.

And WaPo’s Tom Shales: Never Can Say Goodbye, Even in Death, Jackson Is Good TV.

In Sunday’s WaPo, the aunt of a solider killed in Afghanistan on the same day as Michael Jackson decried the lack of TV news coverage for the soldiers as the media went in to overdrive on the Jackson story. She wrote: “Mr. Jackson received days of wall-to-wall coverage in the media. Where was the coverage of my nephew or the other soldiers who died that week?”


Some notes on President Obama’s trip overseas from Politico‘s Josh Gerstein via Playbook: “Morning for the White House Press Corps kicked off with an enervating 3 a.m. bus call at the hotel in Moscow. (Some TV folks basically went straight from standups to the buses).”

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