Morning Media Mix

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)
(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

Bill O’Reilly claimed on his show The O’Reilly Factor earlier this week, in conversation with James Carville, that “no Republicans and no conservatives were invited” to attend the “Let Freedom Ring” event at the Lincoln Memorial commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Well, Mr. O’Reilly was wrong, and—in a move that may be rarer than this month’s blue moon—he admitted as much on national television yesterday. “The mistake? entirely on me,” Mr. O’Reilly said, going on to add: “Always check out the facts before you’ve made a definitive statement.” (Media Matters/MSNBC)

A handy guide to Syria’s “best citizen journalism,” which could prove indispensable for close watchers of the country as events unfold in the coming weeks. (New Republic)

Are electronic cigarette ads reminiscent of 1950s marketing tactics? (New York Times)

Brian Williams, the Nightly News television host who has been out of the anchor’s chair since undergoing knee replacement surgery on Aug. 6, will return to his show after Labor Day. (AP)

Rupert Murdoch’s pay this year dropped 3.7%, from $30 million to $28.9 million. (Hollywood Reporter)

Laura Lang, the chief executive officer of Time Inc., will step down in September. (Women’s Wear Daily) Morning Media Mix