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Obama Over-Exposed, Rahm Running Out of Favors

Mark Whitaker, NBC’s Washington bureau chief, told WaPo’s Howard Kurtz that Obama “is at risk of overexposure” following the president’s last prime-time press conference.

Which might explain why Rahm Emanuel had to call Bob Iger, chief executive of Disney, ABC’s parent company to urge the network to carry the presser or why Emanuel phoned Jeffrey Immelt, the chief executive of General Electric instead of NBC.

The networks “absolutely” feel pressured, said Paul Friedman, CBS’s senior vice president: “It’s an enormous financial cost when the president replaces one of those prime-time hours, he told Kurtz.

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Morning Reading List 08.03.09

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

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | MAGAZINES | WEST WING REPORTAGE | NEWS NOTES | REVOLVING DOOR | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

How did the NYT print a story about Walter Cronkite with seven errors? Public editor Clark Hoyt says: “Even a newspaper like the Times, with layers of editing to ensure accuracy, can go off the rails when communication is poor, individuals do not bear down hard enough, and they make assumptions about what others have done.”

The newspaper industry may not be in the best shape, but one section is doing just fine- obits, as pointed out by WaPo ombudsman Andrew Alexander.

The New York Post hired a clown, an actual clown to roam the hallways of the New York State Capitol. Who will be the first publication to replicate here in DC??

TV

Do MSNBC and Fox have a truce deal? NYT ran a front-page story Saturday saying that News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch and GE’s Jeffrey Immelt instructed lieutenants to arrange a cease-fire between MSNBC and Fox News. A source tells TVNewser: “There’s more to this story than is being reported.”

The Daily Beast brings us the 7 Best Moments from Sunday Talk.

Jessica Yellin filled in for John King yesterday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Her first time, by our count. King did pre-tape an interview with Sen. John McCain on Friday.

LAT on Sunday show ratings: NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ clings to ratings lead but ABC, CBS close fast.

Is Lou Dobbs a publicity nightmare for CNN?

Someone at HuffPost misses David Shuster on MSNBC.

ONLINE

Check out your local news on YouTube.

NYT‘s Maureen Dowd e-interviews Nora Ephron for a piece Saturday.

MAGAZINES

NYT profiles Philip F. Anschutz, The Weekly Standard‘s new owner.

VF will publish two September 2009 covers- one with Michael Jackson and one with Farrah Fawcett, in eerily similar poses.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

LAT takes a look at how carefully President Obama and his team crafted his speech in Cairo.

NEWS NOTES

Just for fun this Monday morning… the Daily Beast asks “Is Disney Losing Its Magic?”

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

REVOLVING DOOR and JOBS after the jump…

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Morning Reading List, 05.17.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • In your opinion, the Fox debate had much better format and questions than the MSNBC/Politico debate.

  • TNR opines that Rupert Murdoch’s “intention to purchase a crown jewel of U.S. journalism, The Wall Street Journal … should be a pivotal moment for liberals — a time to dial back their relentless hostility to newspapers and start crusading for them.”

  • From a reader, “Re: the poll. Fox sent a message last night with the debate — Dems, listen up — we are fair and will ask more interesting questions. We won’t just go down the line, we will actually tailor each question to each candidate, and oh by the way we will ask followups. This from a CNN viewer who usually think Fox sucks. I was at the Dem MSNBC debate and that one was much better than the GOP one in Ca. Food for thought.”

  • Tom Glocer writes “the most important letter I have ever written as chief executive of Reuters.”

  • Variety reports, Calendar editor Lennie LaGuire is “one of those who is leaving the Los Angeles Times as part of a corporate cost-cutting move to eliminate 100-150 jobs at the paper.”

  • Gilbert Cranberg notes that with newspapers moving full speed ahead online, print readers, including him, “not only do we miss out on what’s put online, we’re shortchanged on what’s in print.”

  • Public Eye’s Matthew Feeling reports, “truth is that the ‘Daily Show’ is actually just a nice dessert or digestif, after a meal of Real News Roughage.”

  • A ton of you agree with Christopher Hitchens and some readers weighed in:

      “I agree with the Hitch — with this caveat. I may be getting old, but I find the practice of public grave dancing unbelieveably distasteful. Yes, it’s news, and yes, it’s valid to judge someone on their merits. But what’s with the glee to piss on the body before it’s even cold?”

      “It is a shame how it only took 12 hours for Hitchens to dance on the grave of Jerry Falwell in an effort to sell more books.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “James Ottaway Jr., whose family controls 5.2 percent of the voting rights at Dow Jones & Co., predicted the company won’t be sold to Rupert Murdoch.”

  • New York Observer reports, “At Forbes.com, the online arm of the 90-year-old Steve Forbes — run publication — which now famously includes rock star Bono as an investor — nine editorial staffers have recently fled, according to a former staffer.” One staffer, Lisa Lerer joined Politico earlier this week.

  • Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of NBC Universal parent General Electric, reiterated Tuesday that he has no current plans to sell the entertainment unit and also said GE has no interest in acquiring Dow Jones & Co.,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

  • Wired reports, “CBS Chief Isn’t Worried About YouTube or Google — ‘As Long as We Get Paid’”

  • AMNY reports, “XM announced Tuesday that it has suspended Long Island shock jocks Gregg ‘Opie’ Hughes and Anthony Cumia and ceased broadcast of their show for 30 days, effective immediately. The duo had issued an apology last week after airing a segment in which a guest expressed desire to have sex with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, as well as First Lady Laura Bush and Queen Elizabeth.”

  • Reuters reports, “Time Warner Inc.’s AOL Internet unit said on Wednesday it purchased a controlling stake in Adtech AG, a German online advertising management company, to expand the volume of ads it delivers to big Web sites in Europe.”

    Jobs

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Foreign Policy Writer.

  • Niche Media Holdings, LLC is looking for an Associate Editor.

  • Alert Global Media is seeking an experienced reporter.

  • The McLaughlin Group is looking for a television producer/writer.

  • PBS is looking for an Associate Director/Content Manager.

  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly is looking for a versatile Writer/Business Reporter.

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