Morning Links: Clad Closed

Welp, that was fast! J.C. Penney is shutting down its Esquire e-commerce site, Clad. [WWD]

David Carr believes in and approves of Rupert Murdoch’s Twitter, which totally doesn’t ruin it for the rest of us. [NY Times]

News Corp is eyeing Bloomberg exec Lex Fenwick to replace Les Hinton as chief of the Wall Street Journal publisher, Dow Jones. Writing about it in the Wall Street Journal is one way to put the heat on a prospective hire! [WSJ]

ProPublica is teaming up with Jane Friedman’s Open Road Integrated Media for e-books. [NY Times]

NY Times reporter Anthony Shadid on Syria. [Mother Jones]

Former New York Times editor Horacio Silva has launched  a “Grindr for rich people.” [WWD]

National media is catching on to NYPD spokesman Paul Browne’s secrecy and withholding of public information. [AP/Yahoo]

Steve Tisch is throwing a media-centric Superbowl send-off party for the Giants at Michael’s. [Post]