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Joe Williams' 1st Interview Since Politico Suspension: 'I Gave (Breitbart.com) The Rope, They Did The Hanging; (Mediaite)
As embattled Politico White House correspondent Joe Williams awaits his fate, he granted Mediaite his first interview since being suspended by his site over remarks he made about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's comfort level with the "white folks" on Fox and Friends. HuffPost Speaking to radio and Current TV host Bill Press, Joe Williams said that there had been a "selective prosecution" against him by conservative websites like The Daily Caller and the late Andrew Breitbart's Big Media. Williams told Press that he is still "in limbo" with Politico, and is in negotiations about his future there.

Mr. 50 Shades of Grey To Publish His Own Book (LAT)
E.L. James' husband, Niall Leonard, has written a book; it will be published this fall by Doubleday in England. But while James' 50 Shades of Grey is getting readers hot and bothered with its sexually explicit "mommy porn," don't expect Leonard to pen a dirty book for gents. He's done something else entirely: written a book for young adults.

TechCrunch's Alexia Tsotsis: 'I Like The Emotional Part Of The News' (Poynter)
To understand why Alexia Tsotsis, co-editor of TechCrunch, wrote a wild, profane post Sunday about The New York Times putting content on Flipboard, you have to know a couple things about Alexia Tsotsis, co-editor of TechCrunch. "For the most part I think the writers in my industry are just crap. Really crap. The worst."

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