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Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
Wed May 16, 2012
Views of the News: Rebekah Brooks; Gay Marriage Poll; Romney a Bully?; Dueling Covers; David Sedaris
Obstruction Charge in Phone Hacking Case
Stephen Wright and Tim Shipman, The Daily Mail: "'It's a witch hunt': Rebekah Brooks and husband Charlie lash out after they are charged with perverting the course of justice in phone-hacking scandal"
Roy Greenslade, The Guardian: "Rebekah Brooks charges take the phone-hacking scandal to a new level"
The Telegraph: "Rebekah Brooks arrest: the media response"
Politics of President's Gay Marriage Stance
Peter Baker and Dalia Sussman, The New York Times: "Obama's Switch on Same-Sex Marriage Stirs Skepticism"
Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "Obama Caught Practicing Politics!"
Dylan Byers, Politico: "Obama campaign: NYT/CBS poll 'biased'"
Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos, NPR: "Eight Days of Same-Sex Marriage (The Coverage)"
Romney a Bully or Victim of Gotcha Journalism?"
Jason Horowitz, The Washington Post: "Mitt Romney's prep school classmates recall pranks, but also troubling incidents"
Ombudsman Patrick B. Pexton, The Washington Post: "Mitt Romney bullying story holds up to scrutiny"
Ben Shapiro, Breitbart.com: "Washington Post Romney Hit Piece Implodes"
Dueling Magazine Covers
Ehab Zahriyeh, New York Daily News: "Obama named 'The First Gay President' on Newsweek magazine cover"
Andrew Sullivan, Newsweek: "Obama's Gay Evolution: The President of the United States Shifted the Mainstream in One Interview"
Jeff Bercovici, Forbes: "Will Time's Breastfeeding Cover be Bad For Business?"
Hannah Rosin, Slate: "Why Is This Attractive Woman Breast-Feeding This Giant Child?"
Kate Pickert, Time: "Are You Mom Enough?/The Man Who Remade Motherhood" (must be Time subscriber to read full article"
Fact-Checking David Sedaris
Paul Farhi, The Washington Post: "As Sedaris walks line between real and 'realish,' NPR is left in the middle"
The Huffington Post: "Mike Daisy Blasts NPR Fact-Checking Debate: 'Leave David Sedaris The F-ck Alone'"
Alex Heard, The New Republic: "This American Lie"