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What we know and what we’re reading this Friday morning…
The editor of Wired magazine apologizes for copying parts of his new book from Wikipedia postings.
Most of the 45 employees of Heldref, a DC publisher of scholarly journals were told last week that their positions would be eliminated.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was all set to appear this Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos until yesterday, when Scarborough canceled because David Gregory, the host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” allegedly threw a fit.
Whether it’s to troll for embarrassing candidate photos or to expose the peccadilloes of opposition offspring, Facebook is becoming a ubiquitous campaign tool.
Intern Edition: NPR’s interns are blogging.
Lots of WaPo departures/farewell parties coming up.
Gene Weingarten on oral sex and novocaine.
Karen Tumulty reacts to Weingarten by “unfollowing.”
Go-to Source: The website is called Tehran Bureau, but it is not housed in the Iranian capital. It’s edited from Niknejad’s parents’ living room in Newton.
Gov. Mark Sanford’s travels to Brazil and Argentina cost taxpayers at least $9,000 in airfare, lodging, meals and phone charges.
WEST WING REPORTAGE
The full Senate agreed by unanimous consent Thursday to confirm Julius Genachowski as the next chairman of the FCC. Also approved was the re-nomination of Republican Commissioner Robert McDowell.