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New York Daily News cover

Today’s cover of the New York Daily News

“NBC’s best-known on-air personalities and a network executive has been put on ice because the duo fear their naughty behavior will be exposed by eavesdropping Russian agents at the Olympics,” The Daily News‘ gossip page alleges in a blind-item cover story. Wonder if those eavesdropping Russians read the New York tabloid.  (The Daily News)

Looks like China is going to expel New York Times correspondent Austin Ramzy, despite Vice President Joe Biden’s objections. (The New York Times)

A liberal writer watched Fox News every day for a month and wrote about it. (Salon)

Speaking of Fox News, Howard Kurtz, now of Fox News, promised coverage of Gabe Sherman’s bio of Fox News chief Roger Ailes. The fact that the segment failed to materialize isn’t surprising, but it doesn’t look great for Mr. Kurtz. (Variety)

Nate Silver has hired 15 journalists for his newly ESPN-backed FiveThrityEight blog and is looking to hire more. Mr. Silver also made an appearance on Stephen Colbert last night. (FiveThirtyEight.com)