Media Mix: John Oliver Takes on Native Advertising (Video)

On his Sunday night news comedy show, Last Week Night Tonight, John Oliver spent 11 minutes humorously explaining the inherent ethical problems that result from native advertising. “The line between editorial content and advertising in news media is blurrier and blurrier. That’s not bullshit. It’s repurposed bovine waste.”

David Carr traveled to Rio de Janeiro and found that journalist Glenn Greenwald is a man of contradictions: “He is among the most wired journalists on earth, but he lives and works in Brazil, a country with a notoriously flaky Internet infrastructure.” His Internet goes out when it rains, and it rains a lot in Brazil. Even though Mr. Greenwald is a comes across as “the ultimate alpha, ferocious and unbending” on television and the Internet, as well as in print, his many dogs don’t actually listen to him. (The New York Times)

Need some psychological advice while your therapist is on that annual August vacation? The New York Post is on it with a round-up of magazines that focus, broadly speaking, on mental health. Of course, getting psychological advice from the Post might be indicative of its own problems….(New York Post)

Sources told Page Six that  Meet the Press host David Gregory was meeting with CNN, possibly about a new job after the swirl of rumors that his days at NBC are numbered. (Page Six/ New York Post)