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Wed November 9, 2011
Views of the News: The Cain Train, Penn State Scandal, Taking On the 'News Gurus'
"The Cain Train"
James V. Grimaldi, The Washington Post: "Cain accusers Bialek, Kraushaar planning joint news conference"
Julie Moos, Poynter.org: "The Daily names original Herman Cain accuser, other news orgs follow"
Maggie Haberman, Politico: "Cain aide wrongly insists they've 'confirmed' accuser's son works for POLITICO"
Breet J. Blackledge and Suzanne Gamboa, Associated Press: "Cain accuser filed complaint against supervisors in her next job 3 years later"
Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "Cain Denies New Harassment Charge"
Allesandra Stanley, The New York Times: "A Defiant Cain, Newly Serious, Goes for Broke"
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: "39% Think Cain Allegations True, 24% False: Cain Coverage, on Balance, Seen as Fair"
Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News: "Most Amerians agree with Herman Cain: The media is 'downright dishonest'"
Erika Fry, Columbia Journalism Review: "Let's Slow Down the Cain Train"
Penn State in Media Cross Hairs
Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press: "Paterno to retire after season amid scandal"
Harrisburg Patriot-News Editorial Board: "Penn State's Graham Spanier, Joe Paterno need to leave as result of Jerry Sandusky case"
Howard Bryant, ESPN: "Penn State's failure of power"
Mike Pettigano, Black Shoe Diaries: "Jerry Who? News Media Irresponsibly Driving the Paterno Narrative"
Michael McCarthy, USA Today: "Is Big Ten Network avoiding Penn State sex scandal?"
Taking On the "News Gurus"
Dean Starkman, Columbia Journalism Review: "Confidence Game: The limited vision of the news gurus"
New Election Coverage Ideas?
Steven Myers, Poynter.org: "HuffPost partnering with Factcheck.org for 'Reclaim 2012' election coverage"
Nate Silver, The New York Times: "Is Obama Toast? Handicapping the 2012 Election" (see interactive graphic)
Brian Stelter, The New York Times: "Political Ad Spending Spurs Local TV Mergers"