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NYT Shutters The Lede

Some important, two-pronged Grey Lady news this afternoon from Andrew Beaujon.

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After revealing that the New York Times has decided to pull the plug on The Lede, the Poynter media reporter followed with a second item. For that one, he got comment confirming that there will be more nytimes.com blogs shutting down in the near future:

[Assistant managing editor Ian] Fisher declined to name which blogs would get the hook next, but he said, “There’s little chance that our marquee blogs, ones like DealBook, Well, Bits, will be going anywhere anytime soon.”

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Patty Hearst Wins with Bitch at Westminster

The NY Times blog, The Lede, seems to think Patty Hearst, heiress/kidnap victim, has been sitting on her ass in Connecticut since she got out of that prison cell, only to re-emerge at the Westminister Kennel Club show. Mike Nizza thinks she ditched taco night at the sorority to join the SLA and completely ignores her real come-back–Serial Mom, directed by the immortal/immoral John Waters:

The bitch above is Kathleen Turner. The canine version, Diva (real name: Shann’s Legally Blonde) won a ribbon for Best of Opposite Sex in the French bulldog competition, the runner-up prize. Don’t know if she’s wearing white shoes.

(Nizza’s not really a reporter, but boy can he code!)