Reality TV magazine is here! Courtesy of American Media, Inc, which believes people will buy a magazine about reality tv stars if it’s cheap enough. Considering reality tv stars populate just about every other magazine too, we agree. [WWD]
“Great to see Mike Bloomberg getting some rewards for being New York’s best mayor in memory!” said the verified, two-day old Twitter account of Rupert Murdoch. [Twitter]
PBS gets one “Downtown Abbey” and now suddenly they think they can play with Showtime and HBO. “The thinking was that they had to up their game,” said Kliff Kuehl, a provincial public tv president. [NY Times]
TLC’s publicist does her job adequately. [NY Times]
The option to continually update ebooks will destroy text fixity…if we change them. [WSJ]
David Carr wrote a SOPA explainer. Here is the best comment. So far.
“There has always been a left wing percentage in civilized society that subscribed to the philosophy of “What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine.” In pioneer days they stole horses from productive people. When town dwellers lived shoulder to shoulder with farmers, they stole things that grow (after all, they just grow in nature and should belong to everyone) and today they steal films and music and everything that is not nailed down. The word “free” is their religion. “Responsibility and respect” are enemy words. In the early days folks had to look after their own property and affairs and they hanged horse thieves. That sounds kind of practical and fair.” –Halmay, Toronto [NY Times]