Morning Media Mix: From Clueless to Fox News

A daily roundup of the most interesting media news.

CluelessStacey Dash will no longer only appear on television in 90’s crop-tops during late night Clueless showings. The sassy star, who has also become known for her conservative comments, is ditching the character of Dionne — “named after a famous singer of the past who now does infomercials.” She will instead offer her cultural analysis as a regular contributor to FOX (FOXA) News. We can only hope she sports one of her character’s trademark hats. (Fox News)

Last night, NBC aired Edward Snowden’s first televised interview with an American broadcaster. Mr. Snowden said if he “could go anywhere in the world, that place would be home.” He also told Brian Williams that he is watching The Wire and “the second season is not so great.” So if you were out and about last night and wondered why people were tweeting about the second season of The Wire, well, mystery solved. (New York)

Ira Glass may not know who edits The New York Times, but The New York Times wrote a story about Ira Glass’ decision to self-distribute This American Life. (The New York Times)

The Times face-off between Margaret Sullivan and Michael Kinsley continues. In a response published in the public editor’s column — the same editor who slammed Mr. Kinsley for his review of Glenn Greenwald’s book — Mr. Kinsley not only sticks up for his review, but also attacks Ms. Sullivan.  “Who will protect the public from the public editor?” he asks. Shots fired. (New York Times)

Target sells everything: high-fashion look-a-likes, bedside tables, cold cuts. And now the retailer is moving on to e-books. The company is looking to grow its e-commerce revenue, announcing its partnership with an e-book subscription service that will allow customers to buy, share and discuss books online. (USA Today)



Morning Media Mix: From Clueless to Fox News