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TVNewser: ABC News paid a pretty penny for the rights to video featuring Joe Jackson and family: upwards of $200,000. Along with the video, the news network also secured an exclusive interview with the grieving father of Michael Jackson.

Huffington Post: Who was the Republican senator who put his hand on New York Times columnist David Brooks‘ inner thigh?

New York Times/The Atlantic: Did White House columnist Dan Froomkin get canned by The Washington Post due to lack of Web traffic? That’s not what the new Huffington Post staffer thinks. “I don’t think page views were a major factor in my dismissal,” Froomkin told Conor Clarke today.

New York Observer: Former New York Observer columnist Rebecca Dana has left The Wall Street Journal to join The Daily Beast. She will be working as the fashion and entertainment correspondent for the Web site, and will be based out of New York but will travel frequently to Los Angeles, where the Daily Beast is establishing a new bureau.

Harvard Business: An analysis of whether Twitter can beat Google at search, or whether Twitter would make a good acquisition for the search giant, for all you techies out there.

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AgencySpy: Following in the footsteps of the Coneheads, Mary Katherine Gallagher and Stuart Smalley, MacGruber (played by Will Forte) is set to become the latest “Saturday Night Live” sketch to make the jump to the big screen. Next up: Forte for governor.

TVNewser: Michael Jackson‘s memorial yesterday drew 31 million U.S. viewers, less than the number that watched Princess Diana‘s funeral (33.3 million).

FishbowlDC: Former Washington Post blogger Dan Froomkin shares more details about his new gig at The Huffington Post.

Associated Press: The Washington Post was also a target of cyber attacks that hit the White House, Pentagon and New York Stock Exchange starting on July 4.

ASSME: Calling all unemployed or work-from-home types! ASSME, an organization representing those many media workers who have been laid off over the last year or so, has designated this Friday as “Freelancers Put On Your Pants” Day, asking all freelance, unemployed, or underemployed employees to put on some freakin’ pants already.

Washington Post Blogger Froomkin Finds New Home At HuffPo

froomkin.pngOur colleagues over at FishbowlDC have news about a new post for former Washington Post blogger Dan Froomkin.

Froomkin, who wrote the political blog White House Watch, was unexpectedly dumped by the Post last month. But he’s landed on his feet, snagging a spot at The Huffington Post where he will “oversee a staff of four reporters and an assistant editor, guide The Huffington Post’s Washington reporting, and write at least two posts per week to be featured on its main page and Politics page,” Salon.com‘s Glenn Greenwald reported today.

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FishbowlDC: News Corp. sold the Weekly Standard to Clarity Media Group, which also owns the Washington Examiner.

TVNewser: Chris Matthews hosted the National Father’s Day Committee’s Father of the Year awards luncheon today, honoring basketball coach Michael Krzyzewski, Gen. David Patraeus and ABC‘s George Stephanopoulos.

Politico: The Washington Post has fired White House columnist Dan Froomkin.

World Newser: ABC‘s chief foreign correspondent Jim Sciutto became part of an Iranian Twitter scam.

Editor & Publisher: New York Times executive editor Bill Keller complained about the flack he was getting for reporting from Iran. “Do people in the media crit game really think editors are supposed to be desk jockeys who never go get a sense of the story?…Or is the idea that when a big, exhausting news breaks visiting editors should hole up in the hotel and let the reporters do all the work? Weird,” he said.

OC Register Gets Skewered By Namby-Pamby Beatnik

brginsberg.jpgThe O.C. Weekly received an anonymous poem in the mail from someone who is quite obviously an Orange County Register scribe (and one who has been at the paper for a long= time, given the references to Rich Nordwind and Dan Froomkin who left the paper during the Clinton administration).

As the Weekly notes, the poem, entitled “Scowl,” is an obvious reference to Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl,” but — if you’ve ever worked at the Register — it’s much funnier (for example, the lines about someone who “pissed off a parking lot ledge” is a reference to something that actually happened at the paper, though we’re not allowed to talk about it).

There are references to C.P. Smith, who was caught on KOCE with his middle finger up his nose shortly after accepting a buyout. An allusion is made to Bill Rams, the former cops reporter who became a flak for the Irvine Company; as well as Cathy Lawhon, who left the paper after more than two decades to become a spokeswoman for UC Irvine.

The “Robin and John” in the poem are Robin and John Doussard, editors who sold their Laguna Beach home in the early aughts to live the dream in the great Northwest.

And Blackstone, of course, is the investors group largely blamed for the layoffs, frozen wages and 401K shenanigans vexing OCR employees as of late.

With apologies to the Weekly (and, of course, to Mr. Ginsberg) here is the poem:

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