A Freudian Typo: Likely the LAT will have fixed this by the time you click over to this link, but in its first pass at a story about Rupert Murdoch’s successful bid to buy Dow Jones, reporter Walter Hamilton writes: “Rupert Murdoch appeared to have succeeded in his mothlong quest to take over Dow Jones & Co., the Journal’s parent company.” We know Hamilton meant “monthlong,” but “mothlong” is somehow a more appropriate term for Murdoch, a man attracted to the shiny light of an iconic company — and one who will inevitably bite tiny holes in the very fabric of journalist integrity that the WSJ once enjoyed.
State Dept. Deploys The Funk: In one of the weirdest pairings we’ve ever heard of, the U.S. State Department is bankrolling a Middle Eastern tour by Ozomatli, in hopes that the Latin-infused peaceniks can help improve America’s standing in the world.
Yesterday’s News: We knew we should have put cash money on Scriptland leading this week with news from Comic-Con, the comic book convention that ended on Sunday. Admittedly, we don’t understand Scriptland, but we do understand a newspaper’s need to be first.