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5:35 PM ET, November 7, 2012


 Top News: 
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
How Karl Rove Fought With Fox News Over the Ohio Call  —  Megyn Kelly in Fox's decision room.  —  Shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday, Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes assembled his network's election team in a second floor conference room at Fox's midtown headquarters to discuss the night's coverage.
Discussion: @brianstelter
Will Oremus / Slate:
The Five Stages of Fox News Grief  —  In Fox News' election coverage Tuesday night, there was little pretense of fairness or balance.  What there was, from the start, was a glum tone that turned downright funereal by the time Mitt Romney finally conceded, near 1 a.m. To watch the network's anchors …
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
Rachel Maddow Rips Karl Rove On Fox News
Discussion: Chickaboomer and Baltimore Sun
Amy Willis / Telegraph:
Republican Karl Rove calls Barack Obama Fox News projection ‘premature’
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
The US election was a wake up call for data illiterate journalists  —  So Nate Silver won in 50 states; big data was the winner; and Nate Silver and data won the election.  And somewhere along the lines some guy called Obama won something, too.  —  Elections set the pace …
Trevor Butterworth / The Daily Beast:
Revenge of the Nerd: Nate Silver Is 2012's Other Winner  —  Like him or loathe him, Nate Silver is the election's other big winner.  Trevor Butterworth on what that means for political reporting—and why Silver's reign might be short-lived.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Nate Silver's Biggest Critic Blames Botched Prediction, Romney's Loss On Hurricane Sandy
Discussion: TechCrunch, Wired and Mashable!
Dan Rowinski / ReadWrite:
Nate Silver's Model Proves To Be Stunning Portrait Of Logic Over Punditry
Discussion: Slate and The Huffington Post
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
On Election Day 2012, Twitter Kills the Great White Fail Whale  —  In one pithy, three-word sentence, Twitter creative lead Doug Bowman summed up the microblogging service's election day perfectly:  —  “RIP Fail Whale.”  —  Indeed, all throughout Nov. 6, that cutesy, once-ubiquitous cartoon …
Sam Youngman / Reuters:
Move over, Obama; Twitter had a big night too
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Twitter's hour-long sustained peak of 9,965 TPS during election displays shift in how service is used
Discussion: Twitter Engineering, NYT Bits and CNET
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Why the NYT announced Obama's win 49 minutes after Obama did  —  Last night, as the results of the 2012 election rolled in, millions of Americans were glued to their TVs, computers and smartphones.  But depending on what they were watching and reading, some of them were either breaking …
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Times Was Slower, but Sure, in Calling the Presidential Election  —  A few observations on Tuesday night's online coverage and Wednesday's print edition:  —  The Empire State Building was in blue lights, Mitt Romney's Boston crowd was looking despondent, and even the careful Associated Press …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Another election-night victory: CNN clocks most viewers in cable news  —  During last night's election coverage from Fox Broadcasting Network, which was airing on local Fox affiliates simultaneous to the coverage on Fox News, anchor Shepard Smith likened the American election system to cable news ratings.
Richard Lawson / The Atlantic Wire:
Fox News Lost the Election Too, But Let's Not Gloat
Discussion: Slate, AdAge and TVNewser
Julie Moos / Poynter:
25 election front pages let pictures speak louder with words  —  Photography dominated most of today's front pages, with very few words announcing President Obama's re-election.  Several of the papers below illustrate the power of a single word.  A few papers (shown at bottom) …
Erik Wemple:
MSNBC's Matthews says he's ‘glad we had that storm last week’
Discussion: Mediaite
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Arrested Sun journalists are between a rock and a hard place  —  Arrested Sun journalists are finding themselves caught between a rock and hard place as they contemplate their dilemma while on police bail.  Some of them would like to help Scotland Yard police who are investigating …
Guardian:   Mirror Group journalists questioned by company lawyers over alleged hacking
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Diane Sawyer Has Read Your Tweets, ‘The Good, Bad and the Funny’  —  ABC's Diane Sawyer, trending for a time on Twitter last night for what some are calling oddball behavior during election coverage, has taken to Twitter herself, acknowledging the chatter about her.
Frazier Moore / Associated Press:
ABC's Diane Sawyer spurs jokes from Twitterverse
Discussion: Gawker and The Atlantic Wire
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
DC Comics Announces Deals To Sell Digital Comics In Big Three E-Bookstores, Says Digital Sales Have Grown 197%  —  DC Comics is announcing the next big step in its digital plans today, saying it will sell monthly comics in the Kindle Store, iBookstore, and Nook Book Store.
Discussion: paidContent, CNET and The Verge
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Cable Networks Help Time Warner's Quarterly Profit  —  A strong quarter at Time Warner's suite of cable networks contributed to the company's 1.9 percent increase in third-quarter net profit, but revenue was offset by continued weakness at its magazine and movie divisions.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Cord-Keeping: Pay TV Shrinks for the Quarter, Stays Steady for the Year  —  What with the crazy weather and Nate Silver's ascension to geek heaven and everything else, not a surprise that we didn't get to this yesterday.  But, for the record: The pay-TV business lost 127,000 subscribers last quarter.
Matthew DeBord / DeBord Report:
Could Rupert Murdoch buy both the LA Times and the Financial Times?  —  Rupert Murdoch at the National Summit on Education Reform on Oct. 14, 2011 in San Francisco.  Could he buy both the Wall Street Journal of England and the L.A. Times?  Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Judge Denies Injunction Against Dish ‘AutoHop Ad-Skipper’ (Exclusive)
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
NBC Universal and American Express Try to Bring Dawn of ‘Television Commerce’
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Maria Miller faces calls for independent inquiry into BBC journalist's death
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Candidate who received free ads from Seattle Times won't concede race
Discussion: The Seattle Times and Civil Beat
Wall Street Journal:
Apollo in Talks on McGraw-Hill Unit
Discussion: DealBook
 Earlier Picks: 
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Fox News Election Coverage: Questions Turn From President Obama's Victory To 2nd Term Mandate
Discussion: The Wrap and New York Times
Samuel Rubenfeld / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp Takes $67 Million Charge on Phone-Hacking Scandal
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Betaworks Launches Tapestry, A Way To Author Beautiful Smartphone Essays
Discussion: AllThingsD
Fewer Cords Cut but Higher Customer Acquisition Costs for Dish
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New York Times is trying to make its mobile apps more than simple containers for news stories
Discussion: Wired and ReadWrite
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
If Facebook isn't thinking about buying Tumblr, it should be