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Keith Olbermann Debates Political Donations by Journalists with Howard Kurtz

MSNBC host Keith Olbermann held a debate about political donations by employees of media companies. Olbermann hosted Greg Mitchell, the “Media Fix” blogger for The Nation magazine, and The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz, who of course also hosts “Reliable Sources” on CNN.

Kurtz argued that journalists and commentators should not donate money, nor raise money, for politicians. Mitchell argued that it is a matter of perception, but that the road to outrage was paved years ago, when straight journalists were encouraged to appear on cable news and go online to give their take on the day’s news.

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FNC Scoops Woodward’s Paper on Woodward’s Book

woodward_9-4.jpgThe Huffington Post’s Greg Mitchell writes about Foxnews.com’s scoop this afternoon of Bob Woodward‘s upcoming new book (the fourth in the series) about the Bush administration.

FNC’s new Washington deputy managing editor Bill Sammon published a story with excerpts of the upcoming book on Foxnews.com. Included was the line from Sen. John McCain that got major play (and a Drudge link): “Everything is f—ing spin.”

Shortly thereafter, in what Mitchell called, “obviously in the can,” The Washington Post’s Steve Luxenberg published an article detailing even more aspects of the book.

The possible embargo wasn’t broken by too many days — “The War Within,” hits the shelves September 8.

(image courtesy of Foxnews.com)