Afternoon Links: ‘Utter PR Fiction but People Love this Shit so Fuck it Let’s Just Print it’

online poker large cards computer Afternoon Links: Utter PR Fiction but People Love this Shit so Fuck it Lets Just Print itCBS is a mess! First a chastising memo from David Rhodes leaked, now Early Show EP David Freidman is looking for a new job and Scott Pelley is telling people he has Katie Couric’s. [Post]

ESPN has dropped poker advertising and programming because the US indicted a group of online poker companies who sponsor televised tournaments. They also froze their accounts. [Bloomberg]

Conde Changes: Billy Norwich is leaving Town & Country, Observer scribe Chloe Malle named social editor of Vogue. Congats, Chloe! [WWD]

Even The Independent uses joke headlines before publishing! You can see one in this brilliant URL. Melts our icy heart. [Independent]

Was the Times‘ “Mr. Loosie” profile condescension or a return to form? [Splice Today]

MailOnline was the second most popular website in March, overtaking The Huffington Post but still behind the New York Times. Is this the Internet post-Times paywall? [Grand Republic]

The Chicago Tribune‘s creditors are going after their shareholders to recoup money. [WSJ]

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