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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
Wed October 3, 2012
Views of the News: Obama Video; Stupid Debates; Poll Attack; Shep's Sorry; Bad Science; Obese Anchor
Obama Video: So What?
Tucker Carlson and Vince Coglianese, TheDaily Caller: "Exclusive: In heated '07 speech, Obama lavishes praise on Wright, says feds 'don't care' about New Orleans"
CBS News: "Romney will offer specifics in debate, campaign says" (includes reaction to video)
Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "Conservative Outlets Push Old Video of Barack Obama Talking About the Poor"
Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic: "The Daily Caller Video, President Obama and the Race-Obsessed Right"
Dylan Byers, Politico: "The Drudge hype falls flat"
Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post: "Obama's rant is news, but not a vote-changer"
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: "Romney's '47%' Comments Criticized, But Many Also Say Overcovered"
Jack Shafer, Reuters: "Why we can't stop watching the stupid presidential debates"
Michael Calderone, The Huffington Post: "For 2012 Presidential Debates, Campaigns Speed Up The Spin"
David Talbot, MIT Technology Review: "The Real Debate Will Take Place on Facebook and Twitter"
Reynolds Journalism Institute: "RJI Fellow and presidential debates expert believes election may hinge on 2012 debates"
Derrick Harris, GigaOm: "Why the trick to analyzing Twitter data is more data"
Jeremy Peters, The New York Times: "Playing Roles of Referee and, Increasingly, Target During Debates"
Neal Gabler, McClatchy Newspapers: "Romney's media rebound on way"
Attacking the Polls
David Folkenflik, NPR: "Conservatives Charge Media Polls Favor Obama"
Dean Chambers, Examiner.com: "Busted: The pollsters are skewing less"
Nate Silver, NYT Fivethirtyeight blog: "Poll Averages Have No History of Consistent Partisan Bias"
Shepard Smith's Apology
Andrew Kirell, Mediaite: "Carjacker Shoots Self On Live Television At End of High-Speed Chase"
David Shuster, The Huffington Post: "The 'Live TV' Suicide: Forgive Shep Smith, But Boycott Buzzfeed"
'Bad' Science Reporting
Curtis Brainard, Columbia Journalism Review: "Shoddy TV science coverage"
'Obese' Anchor Responds
WKBT-TV, Lacrosse, WI: "Jennifer Livingston responds to viewer letter about her weight"
The Onion Ain't Real!
Ina Fried, All Things D: "Iran News Agency Apologizes for Taking The Onion Seriously"