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Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Buys Washington Post For $250M In Cash

From the Washington Post itself: The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations. Bezos, whose entrepreneurship has made him one of the world’s richest men, will pay $250 million in cash for The …

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Times Company Sells Boston Globe

Yesterday the New York Times Company agreed to sell the Boston Globe to Red Sox owner John Henry for a mere $70M.  Twenty years ago the Times Company bought the Globe for $1.1B. Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy confirmed the planned sale of the Globe and other media properties to Henry. The Times said the all-cash sale, expected to close in …

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TENNESSEE: Newspaper Editor Fired For Column Telling Obama To “Shove It”

Chattanooga Free Press editor Drew Johnson has been fired after the above-titled editorial went viral across Teabagistan. According to the paper, the headline was “inappropriate” and “outside of normal editing procedures.” “It was not the original headline approved for publication, and Johnson violated the normal editing process when he changed the headline,” the Free Press wrote Thursday. “The newspaper’s decision …

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Today’s Front Pages

Virtually every newspaper in the nation has some version of one of the above headlines today.

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Big Layoffs At The Village Voice

Gawker reports that the Village Voice has laid off some its best known staffers, including the one person most closely identified with the title. We hear that executives from the Voice’s parent company flew in for today’s massacre. Michael Musto, the Voice’s nightlife columnist and most high profile remaining staffer, has been let go, as was rumored last week. (There …

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Bay Area Reporter Restructures

The Bay Area Reporter has announced a restructuring deal that includes a partnership with other local newspapers. B.A.R. publisher Thomas E. Horn and general manager Michael Yamashita announced to the paper’s staff Monday, April 22 that the Bob Ross Foundation, which owns the B.A.R. , has signed a letter of intent with Todd Vogt and Patrick Brown. Vogt and Brown …

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Koch Brothers May Buy Tribune Company

The multi-billionaire Koch Brothers are reportedly considering purchasing the Tribune Company, which owns eighteen daily newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. Acccording to one report, the buy is being orchestrated by hotel magnate Doug Manchester, the infamous backer of Proposition 8 who later bought San Diego’s Union-Tribune. Melissa Cohlmia, a spokeswoman for Koch Companies Public Sector, …

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From The New York Daily News

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The British Press Reacts

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Dear Abby Dies At 94

Dear Abby advice columnist Pauline Phillips has died at the age of 94. Phillips was known for being one of earliest and most widely-read supporters of gay people. Phillips’ column competed for decades with the advice column of Ann Landers, written by her twin sister, Esther Friedman Lederer. Their relationship was stormy in their early adult years, but later they …

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Syndicator Drops Maggie Gallagher’s National Opinion Column

Universal Uclick has announced the “retirement” of Maggie Gallagher’s nationally syndicated column. Gallagher has been a nationally syndicated columnist for over 17 years; Universal Uclick launched her first column in June of 1995. She began publishing a column twice a week, but for the last three years has written a column once a week. Maggie is particularly known for writing …

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Today’s New York Daily News

Even the far right wing New York Post piled on.

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UGANDA: Tabloid Publishes Photos Of Soccer Star “Sodomizing A Boy”

The Ugandan daily tabloid Red Pepper today published photos allegedly depicting a local soccer star having sex with a young man they characterize as a “boy.” Gay Star News has the story: A photo depicting Chris Mubiru having anal sex with a young man covered the entire front page of the paper entitled: “SMOKED OUT! Uganda Cranes boss nabbed sodomising …

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Holy Tweet

Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue is super upset about this cartoon. The Kansas City Star and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette have long been among the most anti-Catholic newspapers in the nation. So it is not surprising that their love for abortion rights and the right of two men to marry would lead them to suffer apoplexy over the pope’s Twitter account. …

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Chicago Tribune: Marriage Is Unstoppable

From an editorial by the Chicago Tribune: Increasingly, the public understands that letting same-sex couples marry does no harm to the civil institution of marriage, but promotes family stability, rewards loving commitment, and safeguards the interests of children. Advocates also got a big boost in May, when President Barack Obama endorsed the idea. At the time, Ralph Reed of the …

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Clark Kent Goes Digital

Entertainment Weekly reports that Clark Kent is quitting the Daily Planet to launch his own version of the Huffington Post. The embattled world of print journalism has lost one of its most respected voices. In this month’s issue of Superman, crime reporter Clark Kent will leave his job at The Daily Planet, after growing more and more disgusted with the …

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Endorsement Of The Day

From the Salt Lake Tribune: From his embrace of the party’s radical right wing, to subsequent portrayals of himself as a moderate champion of the middle class, Romney has raised the most frequently asked question of the campaign: “Who is this guy, really, and what in the world does he truly believe?” The evidence suggests no clear answer, or at …

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Now Appearing In Swing State Papers

The above full-page repulsive ad from the Government Is Not God PAC has been appearing in newspapers in Florida and Ohio. The Herald-Tribune in Sarasota, Florida ran the ad but then published an apology: The Sunday, September 23rd edition of the Herald-Tribune contained an opposing political advertisement against President Obama. After reviewing our political advertising policy we have concluded that …

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Today’s New York Post

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WASHINGTON: Seattle Times Launches Campaign Backing Same-Sex Marriage

The Seattle Times has taken the unprecedented step of launching its own social media campaign in support of same-sex marriage. Do you support same-sex marriage? Join The Seattle Times editorial board’s social media campaign to approve Referendum 74 on the Nov. 6 ballot. In your Sunday Seattle Times newspaper on Sept. 16, turn to the opinion section. Look for the …

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