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2:20 PM ET, December 27, 2012

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TMZ.com:
‘Meet the Press’ Got the Green Light for Magazine Demo with David Gregory  —  For Magazine Demo  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  An official from the D.C. police told a member of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that David Gregory COULD display a high capacity magazine on “Meet the Press” Sunday ... TMZ has learned.
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Katie Glueck / Politico:
Cops told NBC not to use gun clip  —  NBC was told by the Washington, D.C., police that it was “not permissible” to show a high-capacity gun magazine on air before Sunday's “Meet the Press,” according to a statement Wednesday from the cops.  —  “NBC contacted [the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department] …
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Police probe NBC's David Gregory on gun clip  —  The Washington Metropolitan Police Department is investigating whether any city laws were violated when NBC's David Gregory displayed what appeared to be a 30-round gun magazine on NBC's “Meet the Press” on Sunday, a spokesman confirmed to POLITICO.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
NBC News and David Gregory: A legal problem or a journalism problem?  —  NBC News has a problem.  The question is whether it is a legal one or a journalistic one.  —  To explain: Washington police are investigating whether “Meet the Press” and David Gregory violated D.C. law when he showed …
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
White House Petition To Arrest David Gregory Nears 10,000 Signatures
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Jim Romenesko:
More than 3.5 million page views for New York Times' ‘Snow Fall’ feature  —  New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson tells her staff that the paper's “Snow Fall” interactive feature received around 2.9 million visits for more than 3.5 million page views.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Boing Boing and PandoDaily
Neetzan Zimmerman / Gawker:
In Retaliation for Map of Gun Permit Holders, Blogger Lists Names and Addresses of Newspaper Staff  —  In response to the controversy surrounding the interactive map of local gun permit holders published by a Lower Hudson Valley newspaper, one blogger decided to punish the paper's staff members …
Discussion: CNN, Mediaite and TechCrunch
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Erik Wemple:
Gun owner: Newspaper ‘put me on the same level as a sex offender’
Discussion: Poynter, Gannett Blog and Politicker
Anne Allmeling / Deutsche Welle:
Suliman: ‘Al Jazeera plays the piper, but Qatar calls the tune’  —  The long-time Berlin correspondent for Al Jazeera, Aktham Suliman, recently resigned from his post.  The journalist tells DW that the Qatari government is exercising undue influence on Al Jazeera's reporting.
Discussion: Guardian
Carl Franzen / TPM IdeaLab:
Netflix ‘Social Features’ Coming In 2013, Once President Signs Bill  —  Netflix will introduce “social features” for U.S. users in 2013, the company told TPM Wednesday, following a bill passed by Congress just before the holiday break that removes previous restrictions that prevented companies from sharing customer video rental history.
Peter Sterne / CJR:
USPS may start selling mag subscriptions  —  The Postal Service wants people to keep checking their mailboxes  —  Your next magazine subscription may well be purchased at the post office—the Postal Service could begin selling magazines directly to consumers as soon as next month.
Steven Swinford / Telegraph:
BBC faces official investigation after giving 200 managers £100,000 pay-offs  —  Almost 200 senior BBC managers have received payoffs of more than £100,000 each in the past three years, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.  The National Audit Office is to examine the scale …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Is Already Winning The Social TV War, But It Will Soon Do More  —  The past few years have been a rollercoaster ride for the social TV market.  Driven by the growth of smartphone and tablet usage while viewers watch television, dozens of companies have emerged in that time to aggregate audiences …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and MediaPost
Jim Romenesko:
Patch partners with Starbucks on ‘Come Together’ initiative  —  Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced Wednesday that baristas in his D.C.-area stores will write “Come Together” on cups to encourage compromise “to solve the tremendously important, time-sensitive issue to fix the national debt.”
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Amazon Pulls Self-Published Memoir About Star Wars Because It References “Star Wars”  —  After months of selling a self-published memoir about the effect Star Wars has had on his life, author Gib Van Ert found that Amazon has pulled the title because it references the words “Star Wars” and …
 
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
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