Around the town
Jeff Bezos gave his first interview since deciding to buy The Washington Post to, naturally, The Washington Post. The Amazon founder ”says he doesn’t have all the answers for what’s ailing the newspaper industry or for the financially challenged news organization he is preparing to buy. But he says he’s eager to start asking questions and conducting experiments in the quest for a new ‘golden era’ at The Post.” (The Washington Post)
Politico’s Mike Allen is the most followed journalist among members of Congress, both Republican and Democrat. ( Read More
In Defense of
Politico enraged much of the media this morning when it published an article accusing top competitors The New York Times and The Washington Post of biased campaign coverage, favoring President Barack Obama.
To us, it seemed like a shameless beat-sweetener. Signal to the G.O.P. that you think the other guys were unfair, the thinking goes, and then watch the Mitt Romney exclusives roll in.
Yesterday, The New York Times published Mark Leibovich’s profile of the peculiar Politico columnist Mike Allen. For seemingly months, there had been rumors that The Times was working on a big critical piece about Politico. From the get-go yesterday, it was clear that this was not it. No take-down here.
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