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Afternoon Lede Check – 6.24.14

President Clinton says ‘dead broke’ comments were ‘factually true.’ Boehner planning House lawsuit against Obama executive actions. And the DC Council votes to keep the “yoga tax.”

From WaPo to WJLA, here are the stories that are leading your homepages today, after the jump…

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Scarborough Questions NYT Reporting, Again

MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough fell into some hot water earlier this month when he made a sweeping (and inaccurate) generalization about the NYT‘s election coverage. His assertion, that the NYT had not reported on former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry‘s wealth to the extent that the paper has on current Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was backed up by TIME‘s Mark Halperin. Halperin said he didn’t “recall” extensive reporting by the NYT on Kerry’s wealth.

This morning, Scarborough’s co-host Mika Brzezinski read an excerpt from a NYT Sunday editorial specifically criticizing Sheldon Adelson, a multi-billionaire who has said he may donate $100 million to defeat President Barack Obama‘s reelection bid.

“I think it’s unfortunate that you only get one side of the story on the editorial page. Where are all the [liberal billionaire and Democratic donor] George Soros editorials?” Scarborough said indignantly, apparently not having learned anything from the last time he went down this road. But Halperin, unwilling to be a fool for the second time, was more cautious. “There might have been some. I’m sure our friends at the Times will send them to us,” he said.

To be sure, we weren’t able to find any NYT editorials calling out the influence of Soros’ donations in elections. Kudos to Halperin for not blindly backing the host.

Watch the segment here.

Kerry Poses with Riches Author

Kerry.jpeg One of the funnier rich jokes about Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) was comedian Chris Rock at the 2005 Oscars cracking, “Oprah is so rich that John Kerry was just seen proposing to her.”

But here we have the very wealthy Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee posing with author Robert P. Smith on Dec. 18 at a luncheon for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Shocking. Smith, the founder of Boston’s boutique Turan Corp., just happened to have a copy of his book Riches Among The Ruins (published by Amacom) on hand for picture posing. Smith has been called the “Indiana Jones of international finance.”

Morning Reading List 07.16.09

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

NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

Senator John Kerry (D-MA) on the future of newspapers in The Hill: “There also is still some question of whether online journalism will sustain the values of professional journalism, the way the newspaper industry has for decades. And will the emerging news media be more fragmented by special interests and political partisanship?” Senator Kerry chairs the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, which held hearings on the future of journalism last month.

E&P: A Hearst-wide investigative project that includes participation from seven of the chain’s newspapers, as well as many of its television stations, is set to be published in less than two weeks, according to editors.

We already have a Newseum so does WaPo need a museum too? One isn’t in the works, but MarketWatch’s Jon Friedman imagines one here.

TV

How was it covered- yesterday’s shooting on Capitol Hill.

ABC News political commentator Cokie Roberts will be the recipient of the 2009 WNBA Inspiration Award.

Check out CNN’s Christiane Amanpour‘s Harper’s Bazaar makeover.

ONLINE

Twitter was hacked.

NEWS NOTES

MoveOn.org has used Sarah Palin‘s WaPo op-ed as a fundraising tactic. Greg Sargent notes that this tactic has brought in more than $100,000 in 24 hours.

More than 100 journalists from nearly 50 countries, including Christiane Amanpour, Mariane Pearl, Ted Koppel and Tom Friedman, have sent a petition to the Iranian government calling for the release of Maziar Bahari, the Newsweek reporter held hostage in Iran.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, Politico

JOBS after the jump…

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Sen. Kerry On The Future Of Journalism

As we mentioned earlier today, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) will preside over a Commerce subcommittee hearing today on the future of journalism. Here’s an excerpt of his testimony courtesy of Playbook:

“As a means of conveying news in a timely way, paper and ink have become obsolete, eclipsed by the power, efficiency and technological elegance of the Internet. …But these are times of great innovation, too, as journalists, both inside and outside of the mainstream media, are collectively searching for an economic support system for good, solid reporting. Journalists laid off or bought out by the old media are becoming entrepreneurs, building up Web-only news sites in cities throughout the country to make up for the shrinking newsrooms of local newspapers or to reach specialized audiences.”

Morning Reading List, 01.13.09

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Morning Reading List, 11.19.08

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Morning Reading List, 11.17.08

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Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: Fred Thompson and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), and a roundtable with Washington Post’s David Broder, NBC’s David Gregory, NPR’s Michele Norris and NBC political director Chuck Todd.

  • Face the Nation: Obama strategist David Axelrod, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

  • This Week: Axelrod and McCain manager Rick Davis, and a roundtable with Time’s Mark Halperin, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd and George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Davis, Obama manager David Plouffe and Karl Rove and a panel with Brit Hume, Fox News Washington Managing Editor, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News and Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News.

  • Late Edition: Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), VA Gov. Tim Kaine (D), Republican strategists Alex Castellanos, Ed Rollins and Leslie Sanchez, Democratic strategists Donna Brazile, Paul Begala, Hilary Rosen, former White House adviser David Gergen, and James Carville, CNN’s Candy Crowley, Campbell Brown, John King, Bill Schneider, Howard Kurtz, and Gloria Borger, Washington Times’ Tara Wall. Note: This is a special three hour show.

  • The Post Politics Program with Emily Freifeld and Ed O’Keefe: Govs. Jim Douglas of Vermont, Butch Otter of Idaho and Ted Strickland of Ohio and washingtonpost.com’s Francine Uenuma and Chris Cillizza.

  • Chris Matthews Show: Time’s Joe Klein, BBC’s Katty Kay, Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson and MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell.

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA) and Democratic strategist Tad Devine.

  • Inside Washington: NPR’s Nina Totenberg, Newsweek’s Evan Thomas and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer.

  • Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: T.J. Rooney, Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman; Jeff Jubelirer, Republican media consultant; and Shira Toeplitz and Emily Heil of Roll Call.

  • Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: Bill Clinton. Tom Brokaw will moderate a debate between Colorado Senate candidates Mark Udall (D) and Bob Schaffer (R).

  • Face the Nation: Barack Obama.

  • This Week: John McCain, and a roundtable with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, The Washington Post’s Steve Pearlstein, The American Prospect’s Robert Reich, and ABC News’ George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R) South Carolina/McCain Supporter
    Sen. John Kerry, (D) Massachusetts/Obama Supporter and a panel with Brit Hume, Fox News Washington Managing Editor, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News, Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News. And the Power Player of the Week is Dr. Cristian Samper, Director of the National Museum of Natural History.

  • Late Edition: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, New York Times’ Thomas Friedman, CNN’s Gloria Borger, CNN’s John King, CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, GOP strategist Alex Castellanos, Dem strategist Hilary Rosen, GOP strategist Leslie Sanchez and Dem strategist Donna Brazile.

  • CN8′s Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: Paul Waldman, Media Matters; Deborah Simmons, Washington Times; and David Drucker and Elizabeth Brotherton of Roll Call.

  • The Chris Matthews Show: David Brooks of the New York Times; Andrea Mitchell of NBC News; Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post; and Katty Kay, BBC Washington correspondent.

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke.

  • Reliable Sources: Washingtonpost.com’s Chris Cillizza, ABC’s Jake Tapper, CNN’s Jessica Yellin, GOP strategist Amy Holmes, New Republic’s Michelle Cottle, New York Times’ former investigative journalist David Cay Johnston and PBS’ David Brancaccio.

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: DCCC Chair Chris Van Hollen will be interviewed by AP’s Charles Babington and Wall Street Journal’s Sarah Lueck.

  • GPS: Premier Wen Jiabao of China and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

  • Inside Washington: Nina Totenberg of NPR, Washington Post Deputy Editorial Page Editor Colby King, Newsweek Assistant Managing Editor Evan Thomas, and Syndicated Columnist Charles Krauthammer.

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