Riehl World View writes, “Today’s New York Times piece on The New Republic’s now infamous as well as pseudonymous Baghdad diarist, Scott Thomas, begins ominously enough for TNR. Just who is the ‘Baghdad Diarist’? And it gets worse once you reach the final paragraph.”
Bloomberg reports, “XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., the largest U.S. pay-radio service, said Chief Executive Officer Hugh Panero will leave in August, before regulators decide on the company’s proposed sale to Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.”
Modern Art Notes asks, “Jeremy Blake is from Washington, DC. He took his first art classes at the Corcoran. And the Corc has a major Blake exhibition scheduled for October. So: Why hasn’t the Post said one word about his apparent suicide?”
The Economist writes, “since launching his $5 billion bid for Dow Jones in April, Mr Murdoch, now aged 76, seems to have rediscovered his younger self. His campaign to get his hands on the owner of the Wall Street Journal, a newspaper he has long coveted, has been a master class in mergers-and-acquisitions strategy. It seems likely to result in an against-all-odds victory, perhaps the greatest of Mr Murdoch’s career.”
The Wall Street Journal reports, “At a family gathering Monday, the 77-year-old Ms. MacElree cited Daniel Pearl’s death at the hands of kidnappers in 2002 in voicing her opposition to a bid by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. to buy Dow Jones & Co., publisher of the Journal, according to participants.”
Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports, “Dow Jones & Co.’s stock fell to its lowest in two months after a meeting of the company’s controlling shareholders heightened concern they will reject Rupert Murdoch’s $5 billion bid.”
B&C reports, “Monday night’s debate, during which Democratic presidential contenders answered video question posted on the video sharing site, was watched by 2.62 million viewers, according Nielsen data supplied by the network. That was less than the 2.78 million viewers who tuned in to the previous Democratic debate on CNN in June. But the YouTube debate did attract a larger percentage of 18-34 year old viewers (407,000) than any debate in cable news history.”
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