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Revolving Door: Le HuffPo, NY Times’ Abramson to Debut at Davos, NBC Publishing eBooks, and More

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Le Huffington Post made its debut on Monday in France with Anne Sinclair as editorial director. Sinclair, a former TV anchor, is the wife of infamous former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, aka DSK. At the press conference Sinclair reassured the audience that there would be no conflicts of interest between her new role and her private life. (via New York Times)

ABC News‘ partnership with Yahoo! has spawned two new Web shows about politics that launched this week. The shows are extensions of long-running blogs from George Stephanopoulos and Jake Tapper. George’s Bottom Line debuted on Monday and Political Punch with Jake Tapper appeared on Tuesday. (via TVNewser)

NBC News established a new eBook imprint called NBC Publishing. The unit will release enhanced eBooks with videos inside, and the launch follows the media company’s success in the eBook business. (via GalleyCat)

Jill Abramson, executive editor at The New York Times, will make her grand entrance at the Davos World Economic Forum this week. She will be joined by NYT publisher Arthur Sulzberger, who is hosting a dinner on Abramson’s behalf. She will also lead a panel of women leaders in a discussion. (via Capital New York)

Newt Gingrich is continuing his attacks on the media. Last week Gingrich critiqued CNN for questioning him about his second marriage at the start of the South Carolina debate. After the Florida debate this week Gingrich complained that NBC did not allow the audience to clap, saying “Media doesn’t control free speech.” (via FishbowlDC)

Diane Sawyer was criticized by James Spann, chief meteorologist at Birmingham ABC-affiliate WBMA, for her report on the Alabama tornadoes on Monday evening’s World News. Spann took issue with Sawyer’s claim that there was no tornado warning, saying “This event was forecast days in advance.” (via TV Spy)

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Company Tries Out Oil-Spill Related Pitch, Fails

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Here is a pitch via freelance writers Doree Shafrir that tries to tie a client into the Gulf Coast oil spill news-cycle:

With the recent BP oil spill in the Gulf this summer, oil has been getting a terrible reputation – but what about oil for your skin? I’m sure you’re working on summer skin care stories, and so I wanted to let you know about the hottest and newest “it” ingredient Ylang Ylang which helps to regulate and treat oily skin that is so prevalent in the warm summer months.

A quick news search for “ylang ylang” doesn’t bring up many recent results. Also, as PRNewser has noted before, there are just some news stories, and some clients, that you shouldn’t try and force together. This seems to be one of them.

[h/t @andrew_graham]