Media talk from the Missouri School of Journalism
9:32 am
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"

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