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Three years ago, Justice Rehnquist died. Two years ago, Andre Agassi retired. Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “The local rabid right is trying to accuse us of having it out for Palin and her pregnant daughter because we published a wire story on the pregnancy. The EXACT SAME wire story that the Washington Times ran. Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time.
A release announced, “ProPublica, a non-profit newsroom producing journalism in the public interest, today announced three additions to its news staff and awarded its first fellowships. T. Christian Miller, staff writer of the Los Angeles Times, joins ProPublica as a reporter, Dan Nguyen, reporter/web developer for the Sacramento Bee, joins as web producer, and Lisa Schwartz joins as research director. Additionally, Sharona Coutts and Benjamin Protess, who had been interns at ProPublica, were named fellows, with nine-month appointments.”
“Vivian Schiller, senior vice president and general manager, NYTimes.com, is answering questions Sept. 1-5.” To submit questions click here.
The Star Tribune’s Mitch Coleman writes, “Upstaged by God, the GOP has dialed it down to pint-size pachyderms. The Big Foots aren’t coming or already left. Hey, media! We’ve been planning this party for two years! Could you at least stay till dessert? We’ve already confiscated many buckets of urine! Hey! Come back! Please?”
The AP reports, “Ike Pappas, a longtime CBS newsman who reported the shooting death of presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald on the radio as it was happening, has died at age 75.”
Washington City Paper reports, “Shepherd Park Man: Examiner Delivery Finally Stopped”.