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Morning Reading List 10.19.09

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

NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | ONLINE | NEWS NOTES | AWARDS & EVENTS

NEWSPAPERS

NYT‘s David Rohde is penning a five-part series on his captivity in Afghanistan and Pakistan and escape from Taliban kidnappers. Part one debuted in yesterday’s paper.

TV

So balloon boy was all a hoax. Police reports cite CNN’s Wolf Blitzer‘s interview with the Henne family on “Larry King Live” that night.

ABC’s Kate Snow meets KISS.

Fox News has apparently fired liberal pundit Marc Lamont Hill.

And TLC is suing Jon Gosselin.

RADIO

In a radio interview with CBS News, President George H.W. Bush said the tone of the national discourse lacks civility. “I don’t like it… The cables (TV) have a lot to do with it.” The former President also called MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann “sick puppies.” (h/t HuffPost)

ONLINE

Playbook: CNNImageSource.com, the network’s news on-demand source for video licensing, lists “Barack Obama Eating” at the top of its list of “Popular Searches.” Yields 108 results, from “OBAMA EATS WAFFLE” to “OBAMA HOT DOG STOP” to “OBAMA EATS MOUSE” (means “mousse”).

Sarah Palin has joined LinkedIn.

Former-actor-turned-Politico Kal Penn has been laying low at the White House. He blogged recently about President Obama’s celebration of Diwali and his restoration of the White House Initiative on Asian-Americans. (h/t Politico‘s Josh Gerstein)

NEWS NOTES

Motion Picture Association of America Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman has said he’ll step down when his contract ends in September 2010. Politico reports Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Rep. Harold Ford Jr., Universal Music lobbyist Matt Gerson, Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), a longtime friend of Glickman’s, and internal candidates Richard Bates of Disney, MPAA COO Bob Pisano and federal affairs chief Michael O’Leary are among the names of possible replacements.

NYT: With the war in Afghanistan heating up, the coverage grows. “It’s like the Baghdad class of 2003 is now the Kabul class of 2009,” Richard Engel of NBC said.

AP: Military leaders in Afghanistan have backed off an attempt to ban news organizations embedded with the Army from photographing or videotaping images of U.S. personnel killed in the war.

Iran has released a foreign Newsweek reporter on bail this weekend after four months.

AWARDS & EVENTS

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart paid a visit to GWU Saturday for two standup performances.

This Wednesday, come to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to see you fave DC journos embarrass themselves with bad singing. CBS’ Bob Schieffer, Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz, Hotline‘s Quinn McCord, Mother Jones’ David Corn, Politico‘s Chris Frates, Politics Daily’s Lynn Sweet and Melinda Henneberger, TPM‘s Christina Bellantoni and TWT‘s Stephanie Green and Liz Glover are all taking part in “Karaoke in the Capitol.”

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico

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Morning Reading List 09.30.09

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A White House reporter used the made-for-SNL-word “strategery” in a question posed to press secretary Robert Gibbs at yesterday’s briefing. Funny man Gibbs, referring to the SNL newbie who dropped the F bomb this weekend, joked, “I’m going to curse in a minute.” (h/t HuffPost)

Where did the month of September go? What we know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

TV | RADIO | ONLINE | BOOKS | NEWS NOTES

TV

Missing the Joe of “Morning Joe?” Joe Scarborough has apparently been recovering from sinus surgery this week.

Fortune‘s profile of Charlie Rose.

CNN’s John Roberts has an awkward moment with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

In “Hollywood” news… HBO’s “Big Love” has been filming in DC– Bill Paxton and Chloe Sevigny have been spotted shooting at Union Station, outside the White House and in Dupont Circle. Jon got the boot from TLC’s “Jon and Kate Plus Eight.” And the “Real Housewives” have no idea who Nancy Pelosi is.

RADIO

NPR’s Vivian Schiller profiled by More.

Barbara Walters interviewed Arianna Huffington on her SIRIUS XM radio show. An excerpt from Arianna: “I’m fine to be called a liberal. My problem is that with the analysis that sees everything is divided as right versus left. When you have major alliances among people who are liberals, people are who are conservatives agreeing on things like reforming Wall Street, on things like not escalating in Afghanistan, on things like providing healthcare for the uninsured. Because many people in business know that they have to carry the cost, and it’s weighing down their businesses.”

ONLINE

TWT‘s Christina Bellantoni: A Facebook poll asking whether President Obama should be assassinated has sparked an Internet uproar – with new polls calling for the offending poll creator’s arrest and other social-networking sites questioning their policies amid an unprecedented level of online vitriol.

Daily Candy (which we LOVE) has unveiled a new look.

BOOKS

The e-book of Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue” has been delayed by the publisher to apparently stress hardcover sales.

John Dickerson: Sarah Palin took the name of her memoir from this (unflattering) Slate article.

And apparently, David Letterman has an advance copy of Palin’s memoir. (h/t Wake Up Call)

NEWS NOTES

NYT‘s executive editor Bill Keller on pay model in NYO: “In the end, I think it will come down to a gut call about what we think the audience will accept and how we think the market will evolve…Everybody wants it to be a well-informed, well-considered gut call, but it’s a gut call.”

Dan Rather‘s case against CBS has been dismissed.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

Morning Reading List 09.25.09

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Happy Birthday to Angela Valdez and to Megan Grant and Juleanna Glover, who are both celebrating birthdays this weekend! Last night Diane Rehm celebrated a 30th anniversary- more on that on FBDC later today.

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

TV | RADIO | MAGAZINES | BOOKS | NEWS NOTES | WEST WING REPORTAGE

TV

George Stephanopoulos tells Greg Sargent that he has “no apologies” for booking Sen. John McCain again for Sunday’s “This Week” on ABC.

RADIO

Air America’s Jack Rice will be broadcasting live next week from Guantanamo Bay. His show “Live in Washington” airs weekdays from 12-3pmET and he’ll also be filing for the web.

MAGAZINES

Tomorrow Smithsonian magazine is offering free admission to museums nationwide for Museum Day 2009. Just print out this pass.

BOOKS

Tomorrow is also the National Book Festival on the Mall. Check out a full schedule of book talks and signings here.

NEWS NOTES

According to Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, Obama and race (followed by the death of actor Patrick Swayze) dominated bloggers’ commentary last week.

Atlantic‘s David Bradley and his co-sponsors, the Aspen Institute and the Newseum, are convening a “First Draft of History” conference next Thursday and Friday. We’ve reported on this and will be covering next week. Slate’s Jack Shafer‘s take.

Pew director Tom Rosenstiel, Princeton professor Paul Starr, NAA president John Sturm, and Washington Informer publisher Denise Rolark Barnes discussed the future of the newspaper industry at a hearing on the Hill yesterday. You can catch up on opening statements and a webcast here.

Peggy Noonan is teaching at the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government- Gawker’s take on her syllabus.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Politico‘s Jonathan Martin: Obama, the cable critic-in-chief.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

Morning Reading List 09.23.09

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Happy Birthday to Ana Marie Cox! (Mike Allen apparently got a record number of hat tips for this Playbook bday shout-out.) What know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADION | MAGAZINES | NEWS NOTES | REVOLVING DOOR | IN MEMORIAM

NEWSPAPERS

E&P: McClatchy Newspapers is discussing changes in its foreign operations that could see some bureaus closing, with other locations opening and some expanding. One scenario being reviewed would have bureaus in Jerusalem, Moscow, Nairobi, and Caracas closing, while re-opening a bureau in Mexico City.

VA Governor hopeful Creigh Deeds (D) published an op-ed piece in today’s WaPo titled “My Transportation Plan.”

TV

More than seven million people tuned in as President Obama paid a visit to Dave Letterman on the “Late Show” Monday night. Big crowd, yes, but second to Oprah‘s kiss-and-make-up visit in 2005, which drew 13 million viewers.

Not as good news for Jay Leno‘s primetime ratings.

Katie Couric landed an interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that will air on tonight’s “Evening News.” The interview goes just before Ahmadinejad addresses the UN General Assembly.

Check out TVNewser’s coverage of the 2009 News and Documentary Emmy Awards here. Highlights: Barbara Walters was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award with a tribute by Couric, CNN was honored with the President’s Award for “longstanding commitment to long-form documentaries, PBS won the most- six Emmys, CBS won five including an investigative journalism award, and NBC won for election night coverage. The full list of winners is here.

RADIO

Former Florida congressman Mark Foley has a new radio show, “Foley on Politics.” Missed Tuesday’s debut? Don’t worry- Politico‘s Patrick Gavin live blogged it for Click.

MAGAZINES

Conde Nast execs are expected to cut 25%.

NEWS NOTES

We learned via Yeas & Nays that British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald is a big fan of Ali Wentworth‘s “Head Case” and his morning reading list includes BBC News, Realclearpolitics and FT.com.

Are you a permalancer? Michael Moore‘s looking out for you.

And courtesy of Air America, a dramatic reading of the ACORN tapes, as performed by Ana Marie Cox, TWT‘s (soon to be TPM‘s) Christina Bellantoni and ABC’s Rick Klein.

Speaking of Klein, he’s on baby watch. Recent Twitter updates include: “Enlightened hospital doesn’t mind tweeting/texting. Thought I’d have to hide the Berry today” and “DVD viewing while we wait – Arrested Development (three seasons’ worth).”

REVOLVING DOOR

Starting this week, Politico‘s Alex Isenstadt is moving from the Congress team to the Politics desk under editor Charlie Mahtesian. Good luck Alex!

IN MEMORIAM

WaPo: Max Page, a former television journalist who led the team overseeing the design and construction of the Newseum, died after a heart attack at his Vienna home on Sept. 15, his 60th birthday.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser, Politico, NJ‘s Wake-Up Call and Last Call!

Morning Reading List 08.27.09: A Kennedy Edition

Good Morning FBDC! Check out front pages of the country’s newspapers at newseum.org.

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NEWS NOTES

Yesterday, we saw countless commentators and anchors recall memories of Senator Kennedy in the daytime, and hour-long specials produced in the evening. WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz notes that much of the coverage has a “personal tone” lent to it by the reporters who brought us that coverage. He wrote:

“There was an unmistakably personal tone to the tributes, the anchors and correspondents sounding as though they, and the country, had lost a friend. Diane Sawyer talked about Kennedy’s megawatt smile. Andrea Mitchell called him “the greatest senator of our generation.” Brian Williams, who had flown during the night to Hyannis Port, observed: “I hope his Irishness… isn’t lost in all this.” Geraldo Rivera called him a “mentor.”

…Washington can be the smallest of towns, and many in the media recounted touching encounters with the late senator. Chris Matthews, a Type 2 diabetic, spoke of Kennedy calling him with advice after the “Hardball” host had an attack of hypoglycemia. Paul Begala, a Democratic strategist, recalled on CNN that when his father had received a cancer diagnosis, Kennedy called and “gave me the name of one of the world’s foremost experts in cancer treatment. He said, ‘He’s expecting your call. I just talked to him.’ And he helped pave the way to get my father the treatment that, frankly, saved his life.”"

And from Slate‘s Jack Shafer: “Not everybody in the press adored the Kennedys, of course. But those who did-like famed New York Times reporter, editor, and columnist James “Scotty” Reston-attended to the family’s legend like priests on retainer.”

Politico captured these Kennedy memories from various Washingtonians, including CBS’ Bob Schieffer and former Kennedy press assistant Terri Robinson.

NEWSPAPERS

E&P: The Boston Globe literally stopped the presses at about 1:30am to change the paper’s front page and several inside pages to include the Kennedy’s death yesterday.

E&P‘s blog takes notes of where leading newspapers placed the first mention of the Chappaquiddick accident in their Senator Kennedy obits.

FamousDC poked fun at Politico yesterday for its extensive coverage of Senator Kennedy’s death on the web. Today, the paper was out with a special edition, “Remembering a Legend.” (h/t Playbook)

TV

The Daily NewsDavid Hinckley commentates that yesterday’s cable coverage “lined up as neatly as the punch line in a joke about the alleged political agendas of those channels.” He writes:

“On the left: MSNBC, which went wall-to-wall Kennedy the entire day, interspersing fresh reactions with warm remembrances of his life and times.

On the right: Fox News, where Kennedy was the main story all day – but where it was often used as an opener to discussions of the health-care plan he endorsed, which faces heavy criticism and an uncertain fate.

In the middle: CNN, which stayed wall-to-wall longer than Fox and incorporated more Kennedy features, but broke off as well for other stories.”

C-SPAN has already announced that it will air live coverage Senator Kennedy’s Celebration of Life memorial service from 7-9pm tomorrow and on Saturday, the funeral mass from 10:30am-12:30pm and the burial service at 5:30pm at Arlington National Ceremony. We’ll have more coverage plans on FBDC later today.

RADIO

Nancy Reagan joined “The Ron Reagan Show” on Air America last night to discuss Senator Kennedy. You can listen in now here.

And former CBS News correspondent Roger Mudd, who famously asked Senator Kennedy why he wanted to be president just before officially announcing that he would run, called into Sirius XM Radio’s POTUS show. You can listen to that interview here.

ONLINE

WebNewser takes notes of Kennedy video coverage on the web.

And msnbc.com is opening Kennedy coverage to their readers with FirstPerson.msnbc.com.

BOOKS

Senator Kennedy’s memoir “True Compass” will go on sale September 14th, according to the publisher and via NYT. The autobiography has been five years in the making.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro

Morning Reading List 08.25.09

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In honor of DC’s Restaurant Week, we’re bringing back a little Patrick Gavin flavor. Photo above- what restaurant did FBDC dine at for lunch yesterday? Send us your guesses and we’ll share who go it right in tomorrow’s Morning Reading List. What know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

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TV

Anna Wintour graced David Letterman‘s “The Late Show” yesterday.

VH1 has cancelled “Megan Wants a Millionaire” and “I Love Money 3,” both which featured dead murder suspect Ryan Jenkins.

RADIO

We’re really hoping NPR keeps this feature… “Dumbest Story of the Week.” First up, the fuss over Michelle Obama’s “short” shorts.

ONLINE

Time.com managing editor says long form journalism is not working online. (h/t BeetTV)

MAGAZINES

Readers Digest Association Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

BOOKS

The latest in publishing… books without jackets.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

What is Kal Penn up to while everyone else at the White House is vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard? NJ fills us in… he “has been given new busywork responsibilities like opening mail and answering Politico interview requests.”

And what do President Obama’s book picks say about him? Slate’s John Dickerson here.

NEWS NOTES

Stars & Stripes: As more journalists seek permission to accompany U.S. forces engaged in military operations in Afghanistan, many of them could be screened by a controversial public relations firm contracted by the Pentagon to determine whether their past coverage has portrayed the U.S. military in a positive light.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

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Morning Reading List 08.21.09

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Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line.

Above, check out MSNBC’s Chris Matthews‘ appearance on “The Colbert Report.” What know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | IN MEMORIAM | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

Boston Globe: Two of the three groups bidding on The Boston Globe made it to the next round and have been invited to a series of onsite meetings at the newspaper in early September. Stephen Taylor leads one group that is planning to visit the Globe around Labor Day. The other group is Platinum Equity.

TV

Bill O’Reilly now vs. Jon Stewart.

RADIO

Susan Page is filling in for Diane Rehm on WAMU while she recovers from a cracked pelvis (h/t DCRTV).

IN MEMORIAM

Remembering Don Hewitt: TVNewser has a collection of Don’s best quotes. Our personal favorite, “There are four words that every child knows: Tell me a story. That’s the secret.”

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

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Morning Reading List 08.19.09

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Happy Birthday to Emily Goodin and Mary Matalin! What know and what we’re reading this Wednesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

NYT ran an op-ed Sunday by President Obama and has actually decided not to charge syndication clients who want to run the piece after some complaints from editorial page editors.

TV

Fox News was the second most-watched basic cable channel in primetime last week, only behind USA. FNC was 5th overall in Total Day viewership. MSNBC was 24th in primetime and 32nd in Total Day. CNN ranked 26th in prime and 23rd in Total Day. And Glenn Beck, in particular, had a great week, ratings-wise.

Also, a good week for MSNBC in primetime.

Gail Shister profiles CNN’s Michael Ware for TVNewser.

RADIO

NPR has selected the three budding journos who will participate in a year-long intensive training and reporting program at NPR and member stations- congrats to Carolyn Beeler, Habiba Nosheen and Sam Sanders. More at FishbowlNY.

WEST WING REPORTAGE

Earlier this week former deputy press secretary to Presidents Nixon and Ford Jerry Warren said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs can be “too jovial about serious things.” Now, the Daily Beast’s Lee Siegel calls Gibbs “smug.” Poor guy can’t win.

From Esquire: How to Field Questions Like the President.

NEWS NOTES

NJ reports former ABC newsman John Miller, whose also had stints with the NYPD and LAPD, is leaving his public affairs role at the FBI to help lead reform efforts for the intelligence community. NJ’s sources say Miller will move to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

IN MEMORIAM

Obituaries for Robert Novak in NYT, WaPo, WSJ, Slate, the Chicago Sun-Times and Newsweek.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

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Morning Reading List 08.11.09

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Check out Washington Examiner Yeas & Nays columnist Kiki Ryan enjoying truffle fries at Poste wrapped in her own column…

Speaking of good eats, Playbook spotted Wolf Blitzer dining with Rahm Emanuel at BLT last night. And for the newest edition of Washington Unplugged‘s series “Unplugged and Under 40,” CBS was at Good Stuff Eatery on Capitol Hill yesterday to interview celebrity chef Spike.

Get ready to wish Qorvis’ Kelley McCormick a happy birthday tomorrow. Until then, what we know and what we’re reading this Tuesday morning…

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NEWSPAPERS

NYT points out the downturn in print media is really hurting photojournalists. “Newspapers and magazines are cutting back sharply on picture budgets or going out of business altogether. Pictures and video shot by amateurs on cellphones are posted to Web sites minutes after events occur. Photographers trying to make a living from shooting the news are calling it a crisis.”

E&P has announced ten newspapers that “do it right,” including: Las Vegas Sun, Sioux City Journal (IA), Briefing (Dallas, TX), The Post-Star (Glen Falls, NY), East Bay Express (Emeryville, CA), Star Tribune Minneapolis, St. Petersburg Times (FL), The Daily Independent (Ridgecrest, CA), New Times (Phoenix) and the Cincinnati Enquirer.

More on saving newspapers in the Atlantic today.

TV

In last night’s “Talking Points Memo” segment, Bill O’Reilly highlighted Fox’s ratings surge. “Fox News explodes, while the liberal media burns.” He goes on, “A major reason is the healthcare debate… When we cover the town hall meetings we don’t describe the protesters as loons. We don’t denegrate people who disagree with Pres. Obama. That’s the difference between FOX News and all the others… The Factor also gives voice to both sides, something you will never see on NBC News.”

Meanwhile, on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann delivered a special comment on the healthcare debate, specifically the “orgy of fantasized violence and imagined revolution whose fires have been stoked for weeks, for months, for years by conservatives,” highlighting Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Lou Dobbs.

(h/t TVNewser)

Octomom is packing up the kids and coming to primetime.

RADIO

Fox Business Network executives are in talks with Don Imus to bring his radio show to the 22-month-old network. AllYourTV.com, which first reported the news Friday night, reports the show “could make the move as early as September 1.” A FBN spokesperson said, “We’re always talking to interesting talent.” (h/t TVNewser)

BOOKS

Julia is beating Julie in book sales post opening weekend of “Julie & Julia.”

NEWS NOTES

Looking for something to do now that Congress is in recess? Past Tense yoga studio offers Congressional staffers and reporters a chance to unwind, with a special “restorative recess” of their own. The studio is extending a special discount to all journalists and Congressional staffers with a valid ID to take a single yoga class for $10, instead of the regular price of $15 a session. More info here.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

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Morning Reading List 08.07.09

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The latest Auto-Tune the News (featuring Pat Buchanan!) above. Plenty of upcoming birthdays to celebrate this morning- Alex Baldinger, Marc Ambinder and David Bass, plus a special birthday we’ll celebrate more on the blog later. For now, what we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…

NEWSPAPERS | TV | RADIO | ONLINE | BOOKS | NEWS NOTES | REVOLVING DOOR | JOBS

NEWSPAPERS

NYT has finally confirmed that the Boston Globe is up for sale.

TV

Judge Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed by the Senate yesterday just after 3pm- what it looked like on cable.

More on Richard Wolffe on and not on MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.”

And WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz‘s Media Notes on the Olbermann/Bill O’Reilly feud: “Out and a Bout.”

Lastly in TV, why Joe Scarborough is cool.

RADIO

GWU is launching a radio and web-based educational series exploring the role of press in democracy. “This Just In,” produced in association with the Newseum, will air weekly for an hour and will be hosted by veteran network correspondent Sam Litzinger with support from GWU students in the School of Media and Public Affairs. More dets here.

ONLINE

Slate‘s Jack Shafer hasn’t been served enough “Mouthpiece Theater” just yet.

More this morning from Shafer: “Will Marcus Brauchli Please Grow a Spine?

And on that note- Dana Milbank‘s loss has been Andy Cobb‘s gain. Politico reports “Two Dudes and a Web Cam” hasn’t been a wild YouTube success- that is, until Milbank’s beer summit video flopped, opening the door for Cobb’s satire.

FT looks to introduce a pay-per-article system by next summer.

Politico‘s Jonathan Martin‘s filling in for Ben Smith on the blog (h/t Playbook).

BOOKS

Playbook also reports this morning that Mitt Romney has named his book due out in March- “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness.”

NEWS NOTES

Anderson Cooper had the first interview with Lisa Ling on CNN’s “360″ last night. Ling revealed that her sister Laura Ling and Euna Lee, American reporters for Current TV who were detained in North Korea until this week, did “very briefly” cross into the country.

HAT TIPS: mediabistro, TVNewser

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