Fox News said Gawker is dying (and, more important, misquoted Foster Kamer). Gawker said Fox just said that because they knew we were about to publish this story about Bill O’Reilly paying local cops to investigate another cop who is dating his wife. Jeff Bercovici said that story could help build the Justice Department’s case in the News Corp. probe, hich would make John Cook the Nick Davies (the Guardian journo who repeatedly blew open the News of the World hacking) of America.
Times national reporter Shaila Dewan moved to the business desk. [Talking Biz News]
AMC is experimenting with a post-game talk show to air after Mad Men or Walking Dead, in the style of Bravo’s Watch What Happens, in which Andy Cohen hypnotizes viewers with low production value and repetition so they never change channels. [New York]
Dick Ebersol is back at NBC Sports already. [Media Decoder]
Heads up: You can’t unsee the New York Times-developed “kitchen table from the future.” [Nieman]
Alessandra Stanley does not like Al Sharpton’s new show, or much of MSNBC at all. [NY Times]
Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein was photographed by the paparazzi in Beverly Hills, a green and purple preppy tennis outfit and carrying sunflowers. It’s like a dream. [Gawker]