- TVNewser: Keith Olbermann is announcing his next move tomorrow at 11 AM EST. We’re guessing it’s something that requires him to talk a lot.
- FishbowlLA: Now that The Huffington Post made a boat load of money, shouldn’t it share some of that with its bloggers?
- FishbowlDC: Robert Gibbs doesn’t mince his words.
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Rosen thinks that journalists should disclose their biases because it would negate something he calls “the view from nowhere.” Folkenflik explains:
That phrase — ‘the view from nowhere’ — is what Rosen calls the media’s true ideology: not exactly on the right, and not exactly on the left. It is, he says, the way news organizations falsely advertise that they can be trusted because they don’t have any dog in the fight.
Most people already know that the media is biased [insert FishbowlNY Fox News joke #374 here] so Rosen makes a good point here. Why not just do away with all the posturing – like NBC scolding Keith Olbermann as if no one knew what his political leanings were already – and just tell it like it is? As Rosen says, the old method isn’t working anyway:
The Atlantic has long been a source for well-thought out opinions and discussions, and some of the voice from the magazine and its Web site, like columnist Andrew Sullivan, do make their way onto the Atlantic Wire’s homepage.
Along with tabs highlighting the biggest debates today — right now they’re “Health Care Reform,” “Joe Wilson Outburst” and “Reforming Wall Street” — that homepage also includes a link to The Atlantic 50, a ranking of the most influential pundits doing the job today. The Atlantic Wire ranks them, then features their most recent thoughts side-by-side. The New York Times‘ Paul Krugman tops the list, followed by Rush Limbaugh, George Will and Thomas Friedman and David Brooks, also of the Times.
Of the 50, 14 columnists hail from The Washington Post, eight from the Times, five from The Wall Street Journal and eight are primarily bloggers, including Arianna Huffington and Salon.com‘s Glenn Greenwald. There are also as well as three commentators from the Fox News, including Glenn Beck, and two from MSNBC — Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow.
“Taking a systematic and data-driven editorial approach to the exploding universe of opinions, the Atlantic Wire helps readers engage with the most important political, business and social commentary,” said Bob Cohn, editorial director of TheAtlantic.com and the Atlantic Wire. “As readers face an overload of information and a deficit of free time, they can now visit one site to easily follow the topics they care about and the opinion-makers who fascinate them.”
The Atlantic Wire’s launch comes just days after its parent company announced that it had hired Slate founder and columnist Michael Kinsley as a columnist for The Atlantic. Kinsley was also brought on to launch a new digital project for the company early next year. We’re looking forward to seeing how that new project will complement TheAtlantic.com and Atlantic Wire.
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New York Times: A survey of 8,000 readers has revealed that The New York Times and The New Yorker are the most read newspaper and magazine on the subway. Can that really be true or do New Yorkers like to sound more intellectual when answering survey questions?
Media Rivals Meet|Preliminary Mag Newsstand Sales Numbers Roll In|Another Look At Olbermann-O’Reilly Truce|Dan Rather Calls For Pres Commission On Media
TVNewser: Media rivals met at Columbia University to discuss the challenges of the industry.
WWD: Preliminary newsstand sales numbers are in for the first half of 2009 — and they’re not good. Just take a look at these women’s magazines numbers: In Style‘s single copy sales dropped 20 percent decline while Vogue reported a 2 percent decrease, although it got a lift for its March issue that featured Michelle Obama on the cover. Elle, Glamour and Marie Claire all dropped 12 percent Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair saw decreases of 12.5 and 11 percent, respectively, Lucky is down 18 percent and Self dropped 9 percent. Official numbers from the Audit Bureau of Circulation will be out later this month.
Washington Post: Dan Rather calls on President Barack Obama to form a commission to save the American news media. “This is a crisis that, with no exaggeration, threatens our democratic republic at its core,” Rather said. “But you won’t hear about it on your evening news, unless the message can be delivered in a way that corporate media have little choice but to report — such as, say, the findings of a presidential commission.
Video: Arianna Huffington makes a cameo appearance on the upcoming “Family Guy” spin-off “The Cleveland Show.”
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Hearst Tries New Ads On Newspaper Sites|Clear Channel Turns Down Palin Radio Show|Olbermann-O’Reilly Fued Squashed By Execs|WaPo Posts Profit
New York Times: Brian Stelter reports on the cooling of the feud between MSNBC‘s Keith Olbermann and Bill O’Reilly of Fox News, which was apparently nudged along by executives from the networks’ parent companies GE and News Corp.
Wall Street Journal: Washington Post Co. has reported a profit for the second quarter of 2009, despite a 20 percent dip in print advertising revenue.
Over at Swampland Ana Marie Cox caught up with SNL skit subject Keith Olbermann and asked him what he thought of Ben Affleck‘s impression of him (the second half of which, is far funnier than the first, in our opinion). His response is, how shall we say, lukewarm at best, that said, is anyone shocked to learn Keith may be somewhat lacking in the sense of humor department? Also, the McCain camp says there is no story behind the missing Sarah Palin line.
SNL and my Football Night In America show share adjoining studios, so upon my arrival yesterday, awaiting me was one of the cue cards from the bit, with Ben writing of the sketch: “Keith — Remember, a) I didn’t write this; b) it took years of study — fondly, Ben.”
As to the giddiness: Honestly, everybody deserves a laugh but if on the weekend before the presidential election they spent more than seven seconds bothering with ME, the campaign staff has even less of a clue than I thought.