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The Ticker: Colbert, Kurtz, Blog Producer…

> NBC’s Stone Phillips is the first guest on Monday’s “Colbert Report.” The new Comedy Central show will mock pundit-fests: “These shows are the demon children of the 24-hour cable-news cycle,” he tells the AP…

> “Double Your Kurtz Fun,” FishbowlDC says: “CNN is ending its Sunday morning musical chairs and settling in to give Howard Kurtz’s Reliable Sources a full hour of media criticism every week. The new expanded edition will run at 10 a.m…”

> CNN is hiring another blog producer for The Situation Room; here’s the job listing. (Via Blog Herald)

> The conservative Media Research Center says the broadcast networks are “overwhelmingly negative” in their portrayal of the Iraq war…

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