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Wed May 9, 2012
Views of the News: Bomb Plot; Gay Marriage; China Ousts Al Jazeera; Flush Rush; Nerd Prom
AP and the Bomb Plot Leak
Adam Goldman, Associated Press: "US: CIA thwarts new al-Qaida underwear bomb plot"
Andrew Malcolm, Investor's Business Daily: "Don't tell al Qaeda we got a mole inside its bomb ops..."
Obama's Gay Marriage "Problem"
Michael A. Memoli and David Lauter, Los Angeles Times: "Gay marriage is distancing Obama from other Democrats"
Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "Democrats Hit Romney on Marriage"
Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin and Glenn Thrush, Politico: "President Obama's marriage muddle"
China Boots Aggressive Al Jazeera Journalist
Michael Wines, The New York Times: "China Expels Al Jazeera Channel"
Damian Grammaticas, BBC: "China's 'memory holes' swallow up Melissa Chan"
Flush Rush Campaign Costs Radio Millions
Dylan Byers, Politico: "Cumulus: Limbaugh boycott cost 'millions'"
Cidney King & Kerry Leary, KOMU-TV: "Women Protest to get Rush Limbaugh Off the Radio"
Correspondents' Dinner Too Celebrified
Rem Rieder, American Journalism Review: "Death to Nerd Prom!"
Alex Alvarez, Mediaite: "Ed Henry Responds to Tom Brokaw's White House Correspondents Dinner Criticism: It's Also About Charity"
Newspapers Annoying Online Readers?
Dan Mitchell, SF Weekly: "Desparate Newspapers Pin Hopes on Annoyed Readers"
Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic: "Pernicious Myth That Slideshows Drive 'Traffic'"
Andrew Beaujon, Poynter.org: "Haters frustrated by reasonable explantion for social reader apps' sudden decline"