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Why the WSJ Is a Great Newspaper (California PG&E Terrorist Attack Edition)

Rebecca Smith’s front-page Wall Street Journal piece yesterday about the attempt last year to knock out a California power station is a knockout. Assault on California Power Station Raises Alarm on Potential for Terrorism April Sniper Attack Knocked Out Substation, Raises Concern for … Continue reading

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Why the WSJ Is a Cool Newspaper

In the runup to Sunday’s Super Bowl in New Jersey’s unroofed Meadowlands Stadium (Good Morning, Jimmy Hoffa!), the Wall Street Journal commissioned an ice sculpture of the NFL commish Roger Goodell. Caption: Why rely on a meteorologist to predict the … Continue reading

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WSJ: Bill Belichick Smiled Seven Times This Season

The invaluable Wall Street Journal gave New England Patriots fans this ray of sunshine in its Friday edition. If New England is upset by Indianapolis in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs Saturday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick won’t be … Continue reading

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Why the WSJ Is a Great Newspaper (Mark Zuckerberg Grows Up Edition)

From Monday’s Wall Street Journal front page: For Mark Zuckerberg, Tumult and Turnaround MENLO PARK, Calif.— Mark Zuckerberg needed help. Facebook Inc.’s initial public offering in May 2012 had been a mess. And after turning a website born in his college dorm room into … Continue reading

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Hack Attack! Salon’s Brutal Takedown of Bigfoot Journalists

Salon’s Alex Pareene has assembled a Top Ten Hackorama of Political Journalists and it’s a corker (tip o’ the pixel to AlterNet). Pareene blowtorches some of the most notable members of the chinstrokerati, “[channeling] each media figure’s ‘unique’ voice — … Continue reading

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Somebody Get Kai Ryssdal A Wall Street Journal Subscription

APM’s Marketplace, which the hardworking staff once contributed to and has always respected, ran this piece yesterday about BP’s ongoing attempt to depict itself as the victim of the Gulf Oil Spill. BP’s new recipe for settlement money: Shame a … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Four-Daily Town (WSJ ‘Invisible Child’ Takedown)

There’s been plenty of praise for the New York Times five-part Invisible Child series that depicted the hellish homeless shelter existence of one Brooklyn family and one remarkable 11-year-old girl named Dasani (after the upscale bottled water). Now comes the … Continue reading

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Last Week’s Boston/New York Pulitzer Bakeoff

The past seven days have provided us with a Pulitzerpalooza that includes the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe. Start with the leader in the clubhouse: Andrea Elliott’s Invisible Child, the Times five-part series chronicling the … Continue reading

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WSJ Anatomy Of A Song: Street Fighting Man

Listen to this:     Then read this. You’re welcome.

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Why The Wall Street Journal Is A Great Newspaper (‘The Lobotomy Files’ Edition)

Today’s Wall Street Journal features the last in a remarkable three-part series, The Lobotomy Files. From the first installment (Forgotten Soldiers): The U.S. government lobotomized roughly 2,000 mentally ill veterans—and likely hundreds more—during and after World War II, according to … Continue reading

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