Rush Yanks The Media’s Chain|USA TODAY Publisher Addresses Circ Decrease|Wasserstein Hospitalized|NYT Cancels Subscriptions|Letterman Still Facing Challenges

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TVNewser: Rush Limbaugh appeared on the “Today” show this morning, talking about how he becomes news by tweaking the media: “I know how to yank their chain. I know how to send them into insanity. I know how to make them spend the next two days talking about me.”

FishbowlDC: An internal memo from USA TODAY Publisher David Hunke addressing the paper’s reported decline of 398,000 copies a day.

Associated Press: Bruce Wasserstein, CEO of Lazard and owner of New York magazine, was hospitalized yesterday with an irregular heartbeat.

New York Observer: The New York Times has canceled all subscriptions to newspapers and magazines for its staff.

New York Times: David Carr says David Letterman still has some hurdles to face.