Views Preview: Greitens charge dropped, why the White House leaks and the royal wedding frenzy

May 15, 2018

The Greitens surprise

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens received a brief reprieve when the St. Louis Circuit Attorney dropped invasion of privacy charges against him while the jury was being selected.  But the legislature's move toward impeachment and possible charges related to the Governor's alleged use of a charity mailing list for political fundraising still loom over him.

Robert Patrick, Erin Heffernan and Nassim Benchaabane, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Invasion of privacy charge against Greitens dropped; governor calls it ‘great victory’

David A. Lieb and Jim Salter, AP: “Missouri lawmakers push Greitens probe after invastion of privacy charge dropped

Editorial Board, Kansas City Star: “Why the dropped invasion of privacy charge is bad news for Gov. Eric Greitens

Jack Suntrup and Kurt Erickson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Greitens may have used shell companies to hide donor identities, House committee says"

How ya gonna stop those White House leaks?

Katherine Faulters, ABC News: “Leaks plague White House despite crackdown.”

Jonathan Swan, Axios: “White House leaders leak about leaking

Jacqueline Alemany, CBC News: “How the White House has been trying to stop its leaks

Ryan Bort, Rolling Stone: “Trump Keeps Trying (and Failing) to Stop White House Leaks

Julia Limitone, Fox Business: “Karl Rove names main source of White House leaks

Print reporters rake in TV bucks

Steven Perlberg, Buzzfeed News: “It’s A Good Time To Be A Reporter Covering Trump If You Like Money And Going On TV.”

Don Aucoin, The Boston Globe: “Print reporters – and the stories they break – reach a broad audience on cable news

TV’s fascination with Harry and Meghan

Kelly Faircloth, Jezebel: “Don’t Even Try to Escape the Media’s Royal Wedding Feeding Frenzy

Caroline Davies, The Guardian: “Meghan Markle’s father ‘now wants to attend wedding’

SCOTUS ruling a boon for sports media

Joshua Benton, Nieman Lab: “Congratulations, sports media: You just got a big business-model subsidy from the Supreme Court

Michael McCann, Sports Illustrated: “How the Supreme Court’s Sports Betting Ruling Affects Leagues, Players and Fans

Chris Smith, Forbes: “The 5 Biggest Winners (And One Loser) in the Supreme Court Sports Gambling Decision

Matthew Hall and Joe Seiss, The Columbia Missourian: “Supreme Court breaks ground for Missouri to allow sports gambling

The GDPR has publishers running scared

Tim Peterson, Digiday: “Publishers, ad tech firms scramble to comply with GDPR

Lucia Moses, Digiday: “The extremist approach to GDPR: Some US publishers consider blocking European visitors

NBC’s leadership problem

Margaret Sullivan, The Washington Post: “All the problems at NBC News aren’t just coincidence.  They’re symptoms.”

Ken Meyer, Mediaite: “Ronan Farrow Inks Deal For New Book, Might Reveal Why NBC Didn’t Run His Weinstein Report

Brian Steinberg, Variety: “MSNBC Should Take No Joy in Not Investigating Reid

Timothy Cama, The Hill: “Hugh Hewitt scolded for Pruitt advocacy

Tom Winter and Julia Ainsley, NBC News: “Feds monitored Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s phones