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Eight years ago, the Supreme Court stopped the presidential recount in Florida, effectively making Republican George W. Bush the winner. Ed Koch is 84 today. Frank Sinatra was born on this day in 1915 (you hear that Doug and Peter?) You are downright pessimistic about the journalism job market. Today is the birthday of 630 WMAL’s Chris Plante and Jen Richer. Ever want to know who owns MeetThePress.com? Slate contemplates “The State of the Cookie.” DC Concierge provides a guide to “The DC Singles Scene.” Defamer presents, “The Best Letterman Interviews of 2008.” Lifehacker asks, “What’s the Last Thing You Want to Hear After You’ve Been Laid Off?” And Slate contemplates “Layoff Spin.” Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time. Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “The executive editor spends more time blogging and getting into comment section pissing matches than inspiring decent journalism.”
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Chicago: What are the Washington Post’s rules for censoring profanity? It always struck me as puerile to convey an expletive but not spell it out. I mean what the bleep. We know what is being communicated but we don’t want to see those evil letters. Please don’t say it’s to protect the children. Though getting children to read it might preserve some of the Post’s rapidly deteriorating long-term prospects.
Dana Milbank: It is on a case by case basis, so sometimes we really bleep up. While I did triumph once with the f word, I have also had scores of perfectly harmless phallic references circumcised.
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