Daily Archives: July 23, 2013

This was posted on TV Newser Monday morning:

It was then copied and pasted to Central Connecticut Post (CCP):


I asked CCP editor Mike Uchalid about this and he replied, “Someone’s getting fired today.”

Is the same person responsible for these plagiarism cases?

* Why Walmart hasn’t crushed the regional grocery story | Same story on CCP

* Aaron Hernandez’s mother was stabbed by his step father around the time he signed with the Patriots | Same story on CCP

The editor apparently doesn’t know who’s behind the plagiarism. Uchalid wrote: “I do this part time and have help from community college interns. Thanks for going through our site in detail.”

* Plagiarism at the Central Connecticut Post (

I got a few emails complaining about DNAInfo’s “shootings” lede earlier today but couldn’t get too worked up about it. (He obviously was referring to film shoots.) I had a feeling, though, that it would be changed and grabbed version #1 just minutes before it went down. Managing editor Shamus Toomey tells Romenesko readers: “We simply re-thought it and decided to change it.”

* ‘Transformers 4,’ ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Filming to Bring in $50M, City Says (
* Read the tweets about DNAInfo’s “shootings” lede (

* NYT media reporter Brian Stelter to guest-host “Reliable Sources” (

* UPDATE Stelter has tweeted two responses to Van Susteren.

Alec Baldwin appeared on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show Tuesday morning and had a few things to say about News Corp. journalists.

He said of the New York Post’s Tara Palmeri:

NY Post's Tara Palmeri and Alec Baldwin

NY Post’s Tara Palmeri and Alec Baldwin

“This girl’s like — you know, I mean, God bless these people — I guess they can’t get a legit job somewhere else; they couldn’t get into the NBC page program. She’s this really kind of gum-cracking little dipshit who works for the Post. This girl was like — she’s all these people who do, like, stake you out in front of your apartment, and my wife is pregnant. I mean, what kind of people do that work, right? But I keep forgetting they’re reporters, they’re journalists.”

“Very quickly I realized nothing that’s handled by News Corp. is true — nothing on Fox — and now I extend that to all media. I think the New York Times is — well, obviously — heads and above [other media] but still they have an agenda, they have a bias as well.”

“I met [Murdoch’s] wife at Carnegie Hall and they were in their midst of coming apart. I could tell that Rupert Murdoch’s marriage was ending because his wife was nice to me at Carnegie Hall. She was free to be photographed with me. You knew they were done, they were cooked.”

Baldwin says he doesn’t watch Fox News (“Oh God, no!”), but “some places you’ll go into and they’ll have it on and you can’t avoid it.han You’re forced to watch it. So I’ll watch [Bill] O’Reilly. I watch O’Reilly because I think O’Reilly’s talented. I agree with him about nothing, but he’s talented. But, like [Sean] Hannity is, is — he’s just untalented. I’ve always said, he’s like, uh — like, one day a real broadcaster had a heart attack and they like handed the microphone to a gym teacher from a Catholic high school, and that’s Hannity. I admire O’Reilly. O’Reilly is someone who, if it weren’t for the rabid and politically skewed content [of his program], he’d probably win a Peabody.”

* NY Post’s Tara Palmeri says Alec Baldwin threatened to choke her (

“The bar for losing one’s job over a social-media mistake ought to be quite high,” writes John Reinan. (
* The White House press briefing “has wildly outlived its utility.” (
* The Church of Scientology is looking for a crusading journalist to work for its Freedom magazine. ( | (
* Jack Shafer on Nate Silver: “He may be the only Times employee who gave the paper more than the paper ever gave to him.” (
* Jonathan Wald on Silver: “He’s a singular and unique talent, which is why his services are in demand by so many people.” (
fox* The number of Fox News viewers in the 25-54 group has been falling consistently. (
* Corporate politics was behind the shuttering of Google Reader. (
* Coverjunkie founder explains what makes a great magazine cover. (
* Texas Tribune takes down its Prison Inmates database after getting complaints about bad information. (“We’ll republish it.”) (
* New York Times investigative reporter Ray Rivera is named Santa Fe New Mexican editor. (
* Gail Shister on her years as a sportswriter: “I endured open hostility from players, coaches and — most surprising — from my own colleagues.” (
* Afghan TV show that mocks government officials puts up with threats and assaults. (
* How to write an e-book single that sells. (
* Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Ryan Braun story has a rare (for that paper) all-caps headline. (
* Seven lessons for publishers from the Rolling Stone cover controversy. (
* Another journalist who struggles with math: (