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7:20 PM ET, November 26, 2012

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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Guest on Fox News to Discuss Benghazi Attack Is Given a Quick Exit  —  Thomas E. Ricks, the veteran defense reporter and author, said he expected his Monday morning appearance on Fox News to last about three minutes.  It ended, in fact, after 90 seconds — his last sentence was a description …
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Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Fox Interview Ends After Guest Accuses Network Of Operating As ‘Wing Of The Republican Party’  —  A Fox News interview about the Benghazi attacks ended Monday morning after the guest openly accused the network of “hyping” the story — doing so with political motivations by acting as “a wing of the Republican Party.”
Discussion: Politico, The Raw Story and Erik Wemple
Dean Starkman / CJR:
The Washington Post needs a paywall—now  —  A strategic error needs to be reversed, stat  —  The not-so-gentle ejection of Marcus Brauchli from the top editor's chair at The Washington Post has cast a bright spotlight now on senior leadership, including his boss, Katharine Weymouth …
Discussion: ReadWrite and @jbenton
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why pushing for a paywall at the Washington Post completely misses the point
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Conservative critic claims ban by Fox News, Wall Street Journal  —  Bruce Bartlett and the Wall Street Journal have a disagreement.  In a story today in The American Conservative, Bartlett, a conservative thinker who served under the Reagan and Bush I administrations, claims that his currency …
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Michael Wolff / USA Today:   Murdoch still mired in scandal
Economist:   A Wall Street brawl
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
So Where Did That Fake Google Acquisition Press Release Come From?  Aruba?  —  So now we know that the press release concerning Google acquiring public Wi-FI firm ICOA Wireless was fake.  —  But what do we know about who sent the press release, and why?  —  The release was posted on PRWeb …
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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
ICOA CEO says never had acquisition talks with Google
Discussion: Blogging PRWeb
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Report: Cameron will oppose calls from Leveson for ‘state meddling’ in the press  —  With Prime Minister David Cameron reportedly set to oppose any calls from Lord Justice Leveson for ‘state meddling’ in the press, leader of the opposition Ed Miliband has insisted that Leveson's recommendations should be implemented.
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Robert Peston / BBC:   Leveson: Cameron's dilemma
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Newspapers report ad revenue loss for 25th quarter in a row  —  Newspaper advertising revenues were down 5.1 percent in the third quarter, compared to the same period in 2011, the Newspaper Association of America reported over the holiday. … The results were marginally better …
David Banks / Guardian:
Google is publisher according to Australian court  —  Search engine loses libel case and is ordered to pay $200,000 for online defamation  —  Google will have to be quicker to remove defamatory content, at least in Australia, after it lost a $200,000 libel action there.
Discussion: TechCrunch and ReadWrite
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
It's not a crime to record cops, Supreme Court decides  —  The U.S. Supreme Court Monday left in place a lower court ruling that prevented Illinois from prosecuting people under its Eavesdropping Act if they recorded police officers.  A federal appeals court ruled the statute “likely violates” First Amendment rights.
New York Times:
From Man Who Insulted Muhammad, No Regret  —  LOS ANGELES — Fuming for two months in a jail cell here, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has had plenty of time to reconsider the wisdom of making “Innocence of Muslims,” his crude YouTube movie trailer depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a bloodthirsty, philandering thug.
John Koblin / Deadspin:
Media Experts Dan Okrent, Jack Shafer, and David Carr Discuss ESPN's Plagiarism Problem: “If I Were Them, I Would Be Embarrassed”  —  It's now been 138 days since we turned up ESPN entertainment writer Lynn Hoppes's extensive habit of copying and pasting from Wikipedia.
Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:
Dodgers, Fox Sports talking $6-billion TV deal  —  Fox Sports could pay at least $6 billion to retain the Dodgers' television rights, three parties familiar with the negotiations said Sunday.  The deal could be worth three times what the Dodgers' new owners paid for the team and almost 20 times …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Anchors Quit on Air, but Reason Is Unclear  —  Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio came to work last Tuesday with a secret: this was going to be their last day co-anchoring the news together.  —  The anchors, in Bangor, Me., had been talking for some time about leaving WVII and WFVX …
Discussion: Chickaboomer and TVSpy
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
NBC, Verizon Strike TV Everywhere Deal  —  Deal covers TV stations, cable nets and the Internet  —  NBCU has struck a program carriage deal with Verizon FiOS that includes rights to over-the-top delivery to multiple screens.  —  The wide-ranging deal, announced Monday …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
That Facebook Copyright Protection Notice Is An Urban Myth  —  If you want to freak out a billion people, here's one pretty effective way to do it: Make them feel like you're trying to steal their rights when they're not paying attention.  —  Governments and corporations have long considered …
Discussion: Betabeat, GigaOM, Slate and Plagiarism Today
Asawin Suebsaeng / Mother Jones:
No, Andrew W.K. is Not the State Department's Cultural Ambassador to the Middle East  —  Over Thanksgiving weekend, hard-rock performing artist and self-declared “King of Partying” Andrew W.K. announced that he had just landed a new gig: America's “cultural ambassador of partying” to Bahrain.
 
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Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Maybe Former New York Times Editors Should Not Write For the NYT
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Jonathan Zittrain / The Future of the Internet:
Don't sue over tweets  —  I just published a short piece …
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Cox Media Group to launch website for ‘heartland conservatives’
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Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The Guardian goes responsive with its new mobile site following a month-long beta trial
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NBCUniversal and DirecTV near new distribution deal
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McGraw-Hill Agrees To Sell Its Education Publishing Business For $2.5B
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Steve Hewlett / Guardian:
Level-headed Tony Hall has an uphill task at the BBC
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Bureau of Investigative Journalism says it had ‘no responsibility’ for making of Newsnight child abuse report
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