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Jake Tapper On His Transition From Salon To ABC News

Following a Romenesko tweet, I read a MediaBistro interview today with Richard Lawson, a Senior Writer for The Atlantic Wire who used to write for Gawker.  After reading the interview, which had some resonant thoughts for me on seeking “a … Continue reading

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Michael Hasting’s Reporting Process For Long-Form Articles

Buzzfeed’s Michael Hastings, the reporter who catalyzed Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s ouster as the top general in Afghanistan, participated in one of Reddit’s Ask Me Anything interviews yesterday. Many of the questions were about war, foreign policy or the upcoming election. … Continue reading

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Some Perspective On The Battle For Warren Buffett’s Heart Between Civic Good And The Bottom Line

Over at Forbes, Jeff Bercovici asks what superinvestor Warren Buffett’s true feelings are regarding the print press, particularly newspapers. Does he think they are a foolish business venture or a cause worthy of support? Using Berkshire Hathaway’s purchase of the Media … Continue reading

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Great Moments In Framing: Ann Romney Vs. Hilary Rosen Edition

Last night Fox News released a new poll with a dead heat between President Obama and Mitt Romney as the headline result. But as always with Fox polls, the real fun is looking deeper in the poll at the topical … Continue reading

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Silly Political Science For Silly Season: Obama’s 2008 Deficit With Dog Owners

At The Monkey Cage, John Sides frivolously posts a Daily Show clip in which Jon Stewart jokes about reading political science journals as a lead-in to mocking the silly season “tornado of idiocy” that was last week’s campaign 2012 kerfuffle … Continue reading

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Sometimes Predictions Are Wrong: Republican Revolution Edition

I’m currently reading Larry Bartels’ 1991 American Political Science Review article, “Constituency Opinion and Congressional Policy Making: The Reagan Defense Buildup” (gated, summary). I was struck by the following line in his literature review: If Brady is right — if … Continue reading

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Re: Historical Facts And Politico’s Latest E-Book

Earlier this week, I noted that the confident scribes of Politico’s latest campaign e-book bungled a basic historical fact, namely that they included Gerald Ford’s squeaker of a primary win in 1976 in a list of GOP nominees who “were … Continue reading

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