On The Menu: New Moon, Rupert Murdoch Dissing Google and Glenn Beck


It’s the start of a short week, and the promise of turkey is making it difficult for us to concentrate on today’s media news. Thankfully, Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven, hosts of the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu, are not having the same problem.

This morning, Jason and Matt discussed a wide range of media news, from the most recent Twilight movie, New Moon, and its big opening weekend, to Rupert Murdoch’s plans to remove his Web content from Google.

“It does seem like a way to really annoy readers, however,” Jason said about Murdoch’s rumored plans. “I’m thinking of being a reader right now, and just the idea that I have to go from one search engine to the other to find the news that I want, it doesn’t sound like a very pleasant experience.”

Lastly, Matt and Jason talked about Glenn Beck’s plans to position himself as a “political organizer,” planning voter registration drives, conferences and rallies. “I think it’s being a little more savvy than being a straight up politician,” Jason said of Beck’s plans.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.