WSJ Battens Down for Awkward Civil Suit (Gatecrasher)
OpinionJournal.com columnist John Fund, a former editorial writer for the paper who also appears as a conservative commentator on Fox News, MSNBC and CNN, is accused of battering an ex-girlfriend.
NBC Nightly News Bested by ABC's World News Tonight, but Gibson Can't Take Credit (LAT)
While Brian Williams anchored the NBC newscast, as usual, ABC's Charles Gibson was off last week, replaced by Diane Sawyer. And ABC's win comes amid a general tightening of the evening news competition, a rivalry that is bound to heighten even more once Katie Couric makes her debut at CBS.
Inmates Sue to Overturn Porn Mag Ban (AP via Chicago Tribune)
A lawsuit filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis seeks class-action status on behalf of more than 20,000 state prisoners and challenges a policy that went into effect July 1 barring adult magazines and other printed material that depict nudity or sexual content.