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The Morning Media Menu, Pirates(!) Edition

mornmm.gifToday on the menu we chat first about Gorilla blogging (otherwise known as Verizon cutting off my internet and leaving me to wander the streets this morning prowling for an non-password coded signal). After which we are joined by Rachel Sklar who drops in to chat about Pirates.

Paul Krugman said yesterday on This Week on ABC, he made a joke about trying to equate the puppies and pirates as a photogenic distraction, and I thought that was inappropriate because at that point Captain Phillips hadn’t been freed,” says Sklar of the tone of some pirate coverage. “You’re talking about people boarding boats with AK-47s.”

Also discussed: Has the Internet killed the scoop, and what about the ads on the front page of the LA Times? You can listen to all the past podcasts at and call in at 646-929-0321.

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