The Ticker: Barbara, Mika, Hillary…

By Chris Ariens 

> GalleyCat’s Emily Gould writes about the not-so embargoed reviews of Barbara Walters‘ memoir Audition. “This just makes it obvious that the only point of an embargo is to focus review coverage around pub in a way that will create a sales spike that boosts bestseller-list chances.”

> HuffPo caught the Morning Joe moment where Mika Brzezinksi told comedian social commentator Penn Jillette she was “insulted” by his Hillary Clinton humor.

> This week’s PEJ survey finds the Rev. Jeremiah Wright story was covered more heavily (42%) by the press than Sen. Hillary Clinton (41%) last week. The findings are similar to the week of March 17, when the story first began making headlines.