Good morning Washington.
A CNN release announced, “CNN continues the trend of record-breaking debates with Monday night’s CNN/YouTube Debate posting the highest P18-34 delivery in cable news history”
An ABC release announced, “ABC’s ‘World News with Charles Gibson’ averaged 7.2 million Total Viewers and 1.7/8 among Adults 25-54, placing second in both categories for the week of July 16.”
An NBC release announced, “According to Nielsen Media Research data, ‘NBC Nightly News’ was the top-rated network evening newscast, winning the week of July 16-20, 2007 in all categories.”
TVNewser reports, “For the third week in a row, MSNBC has topped CNN in the demo (25-54) in sales prime. MSNBC has also beaten CNN in two of the last three weeks in prime.’
“By the numbers, the Iraq policy debate was the top news story of the week, filling 14% of the newshole in PEJ’s News Coverage Index for July 15-20. (It was the top story in the newspaper (10%), network (19%), and radio (17%) sectors.)”
His Extremeness on the debate: “After watching the talking snowman in last night’s YouTube debate, one thing was evident: Boy, these questions are easy to understand.”
Information Week reports, “A judge is expected to decide this week whether to proceed with a lawsuit that claims Facebook’s founder stole source code, trade secrets, and intellectual property from people who hired him to work on a social networking site.”
A reader asks, “Is Chris Matthews losing weight??”
“XM, Sirius plan a la carte offerings”
A reader brings this to our attention: New York Times on Scott “Stephen Glass” Thomas in TNR.
PC World reports, “Security analysts spotted a gaping security hole in Fox News Network LLC’s Web site on Monday, revealing file directories and sensitive content, although it appears the problem has been fixed.”
Wonkette has pictures and video from Bob Novak’s “Prince of Darkness Party”
From The Stiletto: “Reporting on the fatalism — or aplomb, depending on your point of view — of New Yorkers in the vicinity of last week’s steam pipe explosion near Grand Central Station, The Washington Post offers this vignette”
“Rather Says Odds Getting Longer for Couric”
It has been announced! The Baltimore vs. Washington Examiner 1st Annual Softball Challenge will take place Saturday, October 13th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Layhill Field in Silver Spring.
Wonkette says finally, a pro-late night shots publisher
From Salon: “They may be invisible and their art unsung. But in the age of blogging, editors are needed more than ever.”
AP reports, “CNN said Monday that it has hired anchor Campbell Brown of NBC News, one day after she announced on ‘Weekend Today’ that she would be leaving as host.”
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network is looking for an Editor.
The Conservation Fund is looking for a Manager of Media Relations.
Daily News-Record is looking for an Assistant Features Editor.
The Virginian-Pilot is looking for an Assistant Copy Desk Chief, a Copy Editor, Designers, a Sports Copy Editor/Page Designer and a Military Reporter.
SNL Financial, LC is looking for an Insurance News Reporter.
The Close Up Foundation is looking for a Manager, Speaker Acquistion and a Government Relations Coordinator.
National Geographic Society is looking for an Account Manager for International Publications.
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