Amazon’s Bezos buys Washington Post, better he than Koch

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I’m still trying to figure out where the good comes from when traditional media dies.

Programming note: Gaius & Dave Johnson on Virtually Speaking Sundays tonight

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Listen to this week’s news on an alternative to the Sunday talk shows tonight at 9pm ET.

11 seconds of brutal honestly about the Royal Baby, from the BBC (video)

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BBC: “Plenty more to come from here. Of course, none of it news… but that won’t stop us.”

JFK on the evil of secrecy

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A powerful speech in an uncertain time. JFK: “The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society.”

“The tragedy of journalism now is that it’s demand-driven”

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Modern journalism is info-tainment, which breeds a culture of “taught helplessness.” Here’s how to defeat it.

Flash from the past: David Gregory as “One Live Crew” with Karl Rove

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David Gregory along with Karl “MC” Rove in 2007. In his day job, Gregory plays a journalist on TV.

Chicago Sun-Times fires photographers, gives reporters iPhone camera training

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A new era in new media is dawning, with some trepidation.

Jon Stewart on the sincerity of Obama’s National Security speech

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Obama: “We are force-feeding detainees who are holding a hunger strike. Is that who we are?” Who is this “we”?
Virtually Speaking

News of the week on Virtually Speaking Sundays: Gaius & Avedon Carol

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What happened this week? What have Obama, Israel, the NRA and Keystone Pipeline lovers done lately? Tune in.

Matt Yglesias resigns from the presumed-progressive community — with prejudice

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Shorter Yglesias: I enrich myself by defending your forced suffering. Bad choice on your part.

The Chicago Trib sent the Boston Globe pizza today, and a kind note

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In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, I think the media had a harder job than we give credit.

Jon Stewart unhappy with CNN’s coverage of Boston Marathon bombing

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Jon Stewart mocks CNN for reporting (along w/ AP) that someone had been arrested. But was it really CNN’s fault?

Programming note: Gaius on the Obama budget and other news of the week

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Discussing Obama cuts with Maya Rockeymoore. Discussing the week’s atrocities with Digby of Hullabaloo.
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