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Colin Myler Named President of Daily News

Colin Myler goodColin Myler, editor-in-chief of The New York Daily News, has a new role — president. Capital New York reports that Myler — who once bluntly explained that the paper features stupid content because people like dumb things — will continue as editor.

Myler has been editor of the Daily News since January of 2012. He was previously editor of the now folded News of The World, which as you know, got into a bit of trouble with the law. Myler also spent some time as executive editor of The New York Post.

In a memo obtained by Capital, Bill Holiber, the Daily News’ CEO, said of Myler, “His stewardship and leadership of the Daily News editorial brand – both in the paper and online – has been outstanding. His extensive media knowledge and experience is an invaluable asset for our future growth.”

Kermit the Frog Answers Daily News Reader Questions

His beauty secret involves green pond scum; his relationship with the “high maintenance” Miss Piggy sounds somewhat open; and there is apparently “quite a bit” of prejudice against frogs in Hollywood.

These are just a few of the revelations to come out of Kermit the Frog’s gracious answering on Tuesday of New York Daily News reader video questions. The Muppets Most Wanted star’s ad libbing skills remain second-to-frog-none.

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Ronan Farrow Racks Up Three Quick Strikes

RonanFarrowDaily[The following is a transcript from the FishbowlNY play-by-play booth.]

“Now batting… Ronan Farrow, the handsome young son of Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra. Check that… Our statistician has just informed us that contrary to information circulated earlier, Ronan is in fact the son of Farrow and Woody Allen. Our apologies.”

“OK; Farrow steps into the national media box. Here’s the first pitch and, whoosh! Farrow swings for the fences and misses. Ratings for his Monday MSNBC debut averaged just 46,000 viewers.”

“Farrow is back in the box… for a called strike two! We’re not sure about that one; it looked a little outside. According the the Daily News, this unproven celebrity farm system prospect “doesn’t yet pop off the screen with the kind of distinctive personality that sets the likes of Bill O’Reilly, Rachel Maddow or Anderson Cooper apart.”"

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Bad News for ‘Revenge Porn’ Targets; Judge Sides with Sender

Each case is different and, most often, complicated. Still, women everywhere will likely shudder at the news that a man who shared naked pictures of a girlfriend on Twitter has been exonerated in court.

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Per a report by Oren Yaniv, who covers the Brooklyn courts for the New York Daily News, the defendant was excused even though he also directly sent the pictures to the girlfriend’s employer and sister. Like a penultimate scene in so many Hollywood courtroom dramas, the accused got off on, essentially, a technicality:

“The Court concludes that defendant’s conduct, while reprehensible, does not violate any of the criminal statutes under which he is charged,” Criminal Court Judge Steven Statsinger wrote in a decision published Wednesday.

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Young Naturists America Scolds Journalists for Krazy Kidz Adult Party Coverage

It’s unlikely very many journalists are going to be quaking in their winter boots over this.

But for the February record, here is the gauntlet that has been thrown down this morning by Young Naturists America co-founder Jordan Blum after investigating the media’s sensational coverage of a nighttime event at Long Island children’s romper room Krazy Kidz. The gathering featured pajama-clad adults and, at one point, a nude flash mob:

“The media coverage which focused on the nudity, has distorted the facts and relied on overly dramatic reporting. We would like to officially admonish those journalists who reported about the ‘Naked Adult Pajama Party.’”

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Daily News Beats Competitors to Cuddle Scoop

Oh boy… Where to begin.

For starters, the all-caps EXCLUSIVE Web headline for this New York Daily News article seems largely unnecessary. Without even Google-checking, we’re pretty sure no one else tried to beat the paper to this anti-Super Bowl week punch.

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Mike Lupica: This is Still a New York City Super Bowl

It’s going to be a topic of conversation all the way through Super Bowl XLVIII post-game analysis. For now, Daily News columnist Mike Lupica‘s column about the lapping of New Jersey by New York during the NFL season’s big final week is the most-read article on the newspaper’s website.

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Lupica has no problem terming #48 a “New York Super Bowl.” In fact, when he ran into Seattle TV reporter Eric Johnson in Times Square (re-GPSed starting today with Super Bowl Boulevard) and framed the big game as such, the Pacific Northwest visitor couldn’t agree more. From Lupica’s piece:

The Super Bowl is here because of New York City, even if the game is being played over at the place the late Sonny Werblin, when running the Meadowlands and enticing the Giants across the Hudson, used to call “13th Avenue.”

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Retired French Crime Reporter Spirals to the Other Side of the Beat

This wild story was first detailed by Stephane Pair, a radio reporter with France Info. From there, it was translated into English by The Local and has been picked up by the New York Daily NewsDavid Harding.

NouvelleRepubliqueLogoHowever, for those who read French, the article de grace is without a doubt an earlier January 23 item in regional newspaper La Nouvelle Republique. You see, that’s the paper that the following unnamed criminal used to write for; and the report about his arrest for a series of armed robberies was written by the journalist who succeeded him. From the translated The Local write-up:

The 63-year-old former hack for French regional newspaper La Nouvelle Republique allegedly donned a wig, fake mustache, gloves and a hefty ‘Clint Eastwood’ revolver and began holding up stores in the [Bois] area.

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Daily News Summons Horrific Voice from the Grave: Adam Lanza

It’s currently the most-read article on the New York Daily News website, a ranking that will likely remain in place for some time.  The front-page-bannered report by Matthew Lysiak , Joe Kemp and Corky Siemaszko, published online yesterday afternoon, showcases a 2011 radio show call-in segment featuring Sandy Hook Elementary mass murderer Adam Lanza.

The intelligence and articulateness of the Lanza December 11, 2011 call suggest that Lanza may have subsequently quickly devolved mentally. Or, that he had a “personality switch” and that this was the more balanced side of his psyche mouthing the words. The News spoke with Anarchy Radio host John Zerzan about this newly revealed information:

“We remember the call,” Zerzan, 70, of Eugene, Oregon told The News. “The only thing that seemed odd was his voice seemed kind of robotic… but what he was saying made sense.”

But 21-year-old Kyle Kromberg, who attended Latin class with Lanza from freshman to junior year at Newtown High School, recognized his voice instantly. “It’s him,” said Kromberg. “I talked to him every day for about an hour each day from freshman to junior year, so I know his voice. He’s a very soft-spoken kid, but very articulate.”

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New York Media Go to Town with #Forkgate

GoodfellasLogoLet’s start with a journalist stationed in the borough where this all went down Friday. Staten Island Advance reporter Jillian Jorgensen, in her first few paragraphs, cuts right to the cheese:

As a pizza was placed in front of the new mayor, he made a fateful move: He picked up a fork and knife.

The press corps noticed almost immediately. Within moments, there was a Twitter hashtag: #forkgate.

Mayor Bill de Blasio didn’t stick strictly to utensils – he sampled three slices (one margherita, two “Smoking Goodfellas”) and began with utensils for each, before switching to the more conventional New York handheld style for finishing.

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