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Posts Tagged ‘Erik Hayden’

Jeff Daniels Has No Time for Twitter’s Will McAvoy

As might be expected, there are a number of renegade Will McAvoy Twitter accounts. Leading the pack is @WillMcAvoyACN, which at press time had surpassed 55,000 followers.

The actor who plays McAvoy, Jeff Daniels, chatted with The Hollywood Reporter’s Erik Hayden at this week’s west coast premiere event about his personal media habits. He likes to tune into MSNBC when a big news story breaks and feels no urge to monitor The Newsroom doppeltwits:

Daniels sees immediacy, if not necessarily reliability, in Twitter – though was less enthusiastic about the McAvoy parody account that has amassed over 50,000 followers. “Will wouldn’t even bother looking at it, which is very similar to Jeff Daniels,” the actor said.

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Bill Keller Still After Huffington Post in Latest Piece for New York Times Magazine

So! Bill Keller has a new piece for the New York Times Magazine. He writes, “I don’t intend this occasional essay to become the Editor’s Pulpit,” which got us excited, naturally, because it meant that that was exactly what he was about to do. And when Keller goes in to Editor’s Pulpit mode, it generally means he is going to take on his nemesis du jour, the Huffington Post. Fun all around.

Keller’s actual subjects are the worthy issues of journalistic openness and transparency, and he begins by comparing James O’Keefe and Julian Assange. (As a side note, his comparison reminds us a lot of a post we read a few weeks ago for The Atlantic Wire by Erik Hayden.)

The interesting thing here is that Keller was criticized after his first take down of the Huffington Post for his reply to Arianna Huffington‘s rebuttal, where he (in the words of Felix Salmon):

[V]iolated the first rule of blogging, and failed to link to the argument he was engaging. So when he talked about “the reaction” to his column, or “clueless commentary”, the lack of any link was a CYA move, giving him the opportunity to say “oh no, I didn’t mean you“.

In this latest piece, Keller fails to link again. He writes:

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