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10:45 AM ET, November 27, 2012

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China's People's Daily falls for Kim Jong-un ‘sexiest man alive’ spoof  —  Site welcomes report by The Onion, which says 'Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman's dream come true'  —  The online version of China's Communist party newspaper has hailed a report by The Onion naming North Korean dictator …
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News Exec VP: Guest Who Slammed Network Apologized - But Not Publicly  —  UPDATED: Author Tom Ricks accused the network of “hyped” Benghazi coverage; Fox News' Michael Clemente says Ricks apologized but “doesn't have the strength of character to do that publicly.”  Ricks disputes.
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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 …
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Fox Interview Ends After Guest Accuses Network Of Operating As ‘Wing Of The Republican Party’
Discussion: Politico, The Raw Story and Erik Wemple
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Old Media, New Tricks  —  “You'll notice we've got lots of electronics around—most of which we've taken apart,” says New York Times R&D Lab creative technologist Alexis Lloyd, casually sidestepping two turquoise exercise balls.  Walking toward Lloyd's desk, where she's working …
Jessica Wohl / Reuters:
Amazon says big weekend Kindle sales more than double 2011 level  —  (Reuters) - Cyber Monday was the biggest day ever for sales of Amazon.com Inc's Kindle electronic devices, the online retail giant said on Tuesday, without saying how many it actually sold.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Kindle Family: Weekend Sales More Than Double On Last Year, Cyber Monday Biggest Of All  —  Amazon has released some detail on Kindle sales over Thanksgiving Weekend: as usual, it's giving no hard numbers but instead providing general buying trends.
Discussion: Amazon.com and The Next Web
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Old media's problems are the costs not the lack of paywalls  —  GigaOm's Mathew Ingram is one of my favorite bloggers (who doesn't work at PandoDaily), so I'm delighted that this time, I actually agree with him on something.  —  Go read his post on why paywalls are not the answer to dying newspapers right now.
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Why pushing for a paywall at the Washington Post completely misses the point
Alan Cowell / New York Times:
Top BBC Figures Acknowledge ‘Errors’ in Reporting Scandals  —  Two of the most senior figures at the British Broadcasting Corporation said on Tuesday that there had been “basic” and “elementary” failures of the organization's journalism when it wrongly implicated a former Conservative Party politician …
Discussion: Media Decoder
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Nigel Morris / The Independent:
Lord Patten: Licence fee payer will foot the bill for Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation
Discussion: PressGazette, Telegraph and ITV News
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Lord Patten: BBC needs ‘sufficient heft’ to take on Google and Apple  —  The BBC needs “sufficient heft to be able to argue its corner” with global corporations likes Apple and Google, BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten said last night.  The peer also accused the press of trashing the reputation …
Discussion: Guardian
Associated Press:
GI returns to Fort Meade for pretrial hearing in WikiLeaks case; seeks dismissal of charges  —  FORT MEADE, Md. — An Army private charged in the biggest security breach in U.S. history is trying to avoid trial by claiming he was already punished enough when he was locked up alone in a small cell …
Discussion: Baltimore Sun, PRI's The World and NPR
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
With ‘Defiance,’ Comcast's Syfy Bets $100M On Convergence Of TV And Videogames  —  On a sprawling soundstage on the outskirts of Toronto, Kevin Murphy is giving a tour of the alien world he's helping bring to life.  As silver-eyed humanoids stroll silently past, Murphy …
Alison Flood / Guardian:
Former OED editor covertly deleted thousand of words, book claims  —  Efforts to rewrite the dictionary in the 70s and 80s to omit entries with foreign origins described as ‘really shocking’ by author  —  An eminent former editor of the Oxford English Dictionary covertly deleted thousands …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How we read, not what we read, may be contributing to our information overload  —  Every day, a new app or service arrives with the promise of helping people cut down on the flood of information they receive.  It's the natural result of living in a time when an ever-increasing number …
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
Pulitzer wanted for reporter who broke story on Nazi Germany's surrender  —  In headier days, Ed Kennedy personified the hard-drinking, hard-charging war correspondent of another era.  The first time his future wife saw him, he was sidled up to a hotel bar in Paris with none other than Ernest Hemingway …
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Post Co. Chairman Donald Graham sells some Facebook shares  —  Donald E. Graham, the Washington Post Co.'s chairman and chief executive, sold $6.7 million worth of Facebook shares that he received as a director of the social media company, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Guardian and BBC battle for traffic in the Big Apple  —  The Guardian is making a song and dance about its web traffic having surpassed that of BBC News in the U.S. (via release).  —  That is a significant milestone for the UK publisher in the battle to win American hearts, minds, eyeballs — and advertisers.
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Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The Guardian goes responsive with its new mobile site following a month-long beta trial
Discussion: Guardian
Erik Maza / WWD:
Bloomberg L.P. Names Ted Moncreiff Editor of Pursuits  —  BACK TO EDITING: Bloomberg L.P. is getting some Condé Nast blood for its newish luxury glossy.  Ted Moncreiff, a magazine lifer who until this week had been at Condé Nast Ideactive, the ad agency-like outfit within …
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