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Media Minutiae

Santa Says | The End | Good Job

Screen-Shot-2014-12-24-at-10.29.14-AM-300x165TVNewser: Santa took time out of his busy schedule to do an interview with CNBC.

TVSpy: NY1′s Tom McDonald is retiring after 44 years.

FishbowlDC: If you’re in the mood to see people acting stupid, here is a collection of media and politics selfies.

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Declawed | Failed Interview | Weird Connection

Stock Logos: The Toronto Raptors’ raptor is finally extinct. At least they still have Drake.

GalleyCat: Count the PEN American Center among those appalled at the events surrounding The Interview.

AgencySpy: Nothing reminds us more of Brita products than a weirdly muscular Santa Claus.

Add it Up | Please Watch Me | Solid Sales

facebook logo GInside Facebook: Good news if you’re 12 years old — Facebook users can now add stickers to photos.

TVNewser: Fox News really wants people to watch Fox News.

GalleyCat: The fantastic novel Gone Girl has sold more than one million copies. You know the one — it’s by Ben Affleck.

Strong Take | Countered | Oddities

Collins-300x167TVNewser: Stephen Collins, the 7th Heaven actor who was accused sexually assaulting three girls, is not a pedophile. According to Stephen Collins.

FishbowlDC: A DC journalist is suing St. Louis County for his arrest in Ferguson.

AllTwitter: Proving (once again) that cat owners are weird, Friskies is one of the most loved brands on social media.

Right Now | Good Luck | Nice Deal

AmazonLogo150x150GalleyCat: Amazon now delivers certain products within an hour to locations in Manhattan. Not fast enough!

AllTwitter: According to a new study, 64 percent of holiday shoppers have found inspiration on a social media site. This could be a really bad holiday.

GalleyCat: Diane Guerrero, know for her role on Orange is the New Black, has signed a book deal. We’re sold.

New Yet Old | Thankfully Safe | Snap Away

Stock Logos: Southern Miss’ new eagle logo looks exactly like its old eagle logo. But uh, good job everyone!

TVNewser: Truly scary stuff — NBC News producer Mushtaq Yusufzai says his two boys were inside the Peshawar school that was attacked by the Taliban. Thankfully, both were unharmed.

AllTwitter: According to a new study, Snapchat was the fastest growing social media app. The same study found that yes, we are old.

Good Gifts | Moving On | Perfect Title

Lost Remote: Jimmy Fallon is using Twitter for holiday giveaways that don’t actually suck. Well done, Fallon.

FishbowlDC: Greg Birnbaum is leaving Politico to join the New York Daily News as their new managing editor and head of political content.

TVNewser: Fox News Channel will air a New Year’s Eve program titled All-American New Year on Dec. 31. You have got to love that name.

More Brian | Understood | Sad Times

brianwilliams1TVNewser: Brian Williams has signed a new contract worth a rumored $10+ million a year. Happy Monday!

FishbowlDC: Chuck Todd knows that most Americans would rather forget about our government viciously torturing people.

SocialTimes: A study links alcoholism and “social media addiction” so good luck to parents everywhere.

One of the Best | Better Call | Blunt is Good

FishbowlDC: Michel du Cille, a three-time Pulitzer winner and Washington Post photojournalist, has died while on assignment in Liberia.

TVNewser: Sorry Fox News, President Obama watches ESPN in the morning.

AllTwitter: When asked about Instagram overtaking Twitter in terms of users, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams said “I frankly don’t give a shit if Instagram has more people looking at pretty pictures.” Well, damn. Tell us how you really feel.

One Better | Meet The Man | Cat in The App

richard engel GTVNewser: Sure, your story about a hot air balloon ride is good, but Richard Engel’s story about volunteering to be a human shield for Saddam Hussein is slightly better.

FishbowlDC: Dick Cheney is scheduled to be on Meet The Press this Sunday. Please be nice to your TV. It didn’t do anything wrong.

GalleyCat: Good news for Dr. Seuss fans — his entire catalog is now available in one app.