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8:00 PM ET, September 18, 2012

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David Corn / Mother Jones:
WATCH: Full Secret Video of Private Romney Fundraiser  —  On Monday and Tuesday Mother Jones published exclusive video that captured Mitt Romney speaking to donors at a May 17 fundraiser, which was held at the home of private equity mogul Mark Leder.  Responding to a question about the …
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Brendan Nyhan / CJR:
Jumping the gun on the Romney ‘47%’ video  —  In early coverage, reporters overstated the meaning and impact of Romney's comments—and left out out key context  —  NEW HAMPSHIRE — Yesterday, Mother Jones released a secretly-recorded video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney making …
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
With Romney Videos, Mother Jones Keeps Readers Coming Back  —  It's a good day to be at Mother Jones.  —  The magazine, which has a circulation of slightly more than 200,000, found itself read by millions of viewers around the world by Tuesday morning after it released a video of Mitt Romney …
Tony Romm / Politico:
Mitt Romney ‘47 percent’ recording may have been illegal  —  The secretly recorded video of Mitt Romney decrying the “47 percent” of Americans who won't vote for him might run afoul of state law that bars eavesdropping.  —  The rules in Florida — where Romney spoke at a private fundraiser …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Huffington Post, Mother Jones duel for video credit  —  When historians write the book on the 2012 campaign, they will surely include the leaked video showing Mitt Romney telling wealthy donors at a private May fundraiser that he can't count on the support of “47 percent” of the electorate who “believe that they are victims.”
Erik Wemple:
Romney and Obama: Open your fundraisers
Discussion: The Huffington Post and USA Today
Bill Carter / New York Times:
All the TV News Since 2009, on One Web Site  —  Inspired by a pillar of antiquity, the Library of Alexandria, Brewster Kahle has a grand vision for the Internet Archive, the giant aggregator and digitizer of data, which he founded and leads.  —  “We want to collect all the books …
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Curry's revenge: NBC's ‘Today’ reeling after kicking Ann to the curb  —  Less than three months after a tearful Ann Curry bid goodbye to NBC's “Today” show, it's the network's turn to cry.  The once-dominant morning powerhouse is falling even further behind in the ratings race …
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:   Forget Savannah Vs. Ann. Here's Why ‘GMA’ Is Beating ‘Today’
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Rupert Murdoch Makes Peace with “Pirate” Google, Starts Selling Movies  —  At the beginning of 2012, Rupert Murdoch was railing against Google, labeling it the “piracy leader.”  —  But that was January!  Now Murdoch's 20th Century Fox studio has cut a deal to sell and rent its movies …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
William and Kate win French injunction over topless photos  —  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have won an injunction in a French court preventing celebrity magazine Closer from publishing further paparazzi shots of the duchess sunbathing topless.  Mondadori France, Closer's publishing company …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Irish Daily Star closure threat recedes after publication of topless Kate photos
Denise Jewell Gee / Buffalo News:
Sarasota editor named Buffalo News editor  —  Mike Connelly will be the next editor of The Buffalo News.  News Publisher Stanford Lipsey announced this afternoon that Connelly, who is now executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, has been named editor after a nationwide search.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
New BBC chief vows to re-invent content, not just re-purpose it  —  The BBC's new director-general has vowed to merge TV, radio and online teams so that the corporation creates “genuinely digital content for the first time”.  The BBC is often thought of as an online exemplar.
Jim Romenesko:
Houston Business Journal to school spokesman: Buy a subscription if you want to read what you told us  —  Houston schools spokesman Jason Spencer was recently interviewed by a Houston Business Journal reporter about an upcoming bond referendum.  —  Jason Spencer
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Betaworks' Findings shifts to web clipping, as Amazon bans Kindle clips  —  Findings, the year-old content-sharing site from untraditional VC firm Betaworks, was built on the ability to sync and share Kindle highlights.  But Amazon told Betaworks last week that this function violates its terms of service.
Discussion: PandoDaily and blog.findings.com
 
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