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Happy Birthday to Christina Bellantoni! What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…
Are newspapers less liked than airlines?
NYT: Newspaper employees no longer dominate fellowships.
As noted on TVNewser, CNN’s Anderson Cooper said his “teabagging” comment was “stupid, silly.” He spoke at UCLA Sunday and was asked about the comment. “I think it’s an incorrect statement to say I was, in any way, trying to disparage legitimate protests,” said Cooper.
E&P reports AP is quietly offering buyouts that include $500 for each year of service and increased pension benefits to several hundred veteran employees, according to AP and a News Media Guild statement.
Politico’s Jonathan Martin had the scoop this week that John Coale, “Washington-area Democratic donor and onetime adviser” to Sarah Palin and Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren‘s husband suggested Palin help pay down some of Hillary Clinton’s campaign debt.
Speaking of Greta… Nikki Schwab of U.S. News & World Report reported this week that blogger and Air America Radio host Ana Marie Cox suffered an allergic reaction on the train, and Van Susteren jumped in to save her. “If she hadn’t been there, I don’t know what would have happened. It would have been a thousand times worse,” Cox said.
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