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All about me

RIP, Ben Bradlee

Post America

Boy, I certainly do wish him well:

Jeff Bezos wants to turn the Washington Post into a national publication, and he’s going to use his other company—Amazon.com (AMZN)—to help achieve that goal.

Dressed and dangerous

My stars are not aligned

My birthday is on Sept. 6, so I guess this is one more reason to be glad I don't live in China:

IMAGINE being turned down for a job not because of your skills and experience, or even whether you’re a man or a woman, but when you were born.

Posted in: All about me

Pressing their luck

Things are getting so bad for press that journalists are starting to turn on the progressives they normally idolize. Liberals in power, it turns out, can be just as secretive and parnoid as anybody else.

First up, those loveable Clintons, making damn sure those pesky reporters don't deviate from the party line:

Dream on

You don't get a pass, press

From the "some of us more equal than others" school of journalism comes this Tweet by one Stefan Becket, the poltics editor at .Mic, about two reporter getting arrested at the scene of unrest in Ferguson, Mo.:

Reporters are granted a privilege by the Constitution. Like it or not, their rights being violated rise about that of an average citizen's.

The beat goes on

Posted in: All about me, Music

Dining alone

Are you embarrassed to be seen eating out alone?

About 57 percent of eating and beverage occasions now occur when people are by themselves, according to a recent report from The NPD Group, a market research firm. The portion is highest for non-meal occasions (industry speak for snacking) followed by breakfast, lunch and then dinner.

Down and out

This is a long and depressing article about how print journalism has gone from heady optimism a year ago when Jeff Bezos plunked down $250 million for The Washington Post to despair and fear today because Gannett, Tribune Company and E.W. Scripps -- three of the biggest players -- are kicking their newspapers to the curb as do-or-die stand-alones so they can concentrate on their TV properties.

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