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Nick Denton: ‘Unless the twin towers are falling or Brett Favre actually sent the cock shot, it probably isn’t news.’

The Atlantic Wire has an interview with Nick Denton for their “media diet” series today, in which he discusses what he reads, among other things.

Denton lists some usual suspectsThe New York Times, The Guardian, New York magazine (his favorite read of the week) – and says that he’s much more likely to read things on his iPhone than buy the hard copy.

He then goes on to express a distaste for “fake news,” and that makes for the most interesting part of the interview. Denton says that because the daily news cycle changes so quickly, unless an item is really big news, like, uh, pictures of Brett Favre Jr., then it’s not worth his time:

I learned the news business in the UK, in which newspaper political coverage is much like cable TV news in the US. Fake news, manufactured, hyped, rehashed, retracted — until at the end of the week you know no more than at the beginning. You really might as well wait for a weekly like the Economist to tell you what the net position is at the end of the week.

FishbowlNY doesn’t agree  – and we don’t think that the public agrees – with Denton on this. Especially with the advent of Twitter, it would seem most people feel the exact opposite – everything is news now and people want it right away. But credit Denton with putting his money where his mouth is, because the new Gawker media layout is essentially one big story, not a bunch of tiny ones like in the past.

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Vegas Columnist Has a Ball at Lingerie Bowl Media Day

If Sunday’s pay-per-view halftime Lingerie Bowl match-up between the LA Temptation and Philadelphia Passion is anywhere near as entertaining as Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Ron Kantowski‘s take on Wednesday’s media day, beer bellied Lingerie Football League fans will definitely get their money’s worth.

This is the first time the event has been held in Sin City, a place Kantowski notes is the next best thing to goal posts being erected at the Playboy Mansion grotto. He also gets a kick out of the fact that the over-under betting line for the game, 36 ½, “curiously coincides” with the physical attributes of the Temptation’s offensive line.

Very few people in the LA media, sports or otherwise, can probably name the quarterback of the Temptation. She is Ashley Salerno (pictured), and Kantowski thinks there’s still time for her to catch the eye of a certain NFL soul mate.

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The Thoroughly Post-Modern Pat O’Brien


With the list of fallen sports heroes growing longer by the day, former co-host of The Insider Pat O’Brien has plenty of opportunities on his daily Fox Sports Radio show “Loose Cannons” to reference his infamous 2005 phone sex scandal. Still, his willingness to do so on a regular basis without a hint of embarrassment is both a testament to his Dr. Phil-aided rehabilitation and the odd transparency of the 21st century media horizon.

On today’s edition of the program, a discussion with Steve Hartman and Vic “The Brick” Jacobs quickly segued from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and a New York Knicks executive (Anuscha Browne Sanders) who won an $11.6 million sexual harassment judgment against the team in 2007 to current Brett Favre problem Jen Sterger, a TV reporter who may have received X-rated communications from the one-time Jet quarterback in 2008.

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