Daily Archives: September 2, 2013


Oakland mayor Jean Quan told a crowd that last Tuesday “I was in the White House talking with [President Obama] and the attorney general for many, many hours about what we could do for youth violence.” The San Francisco Chronicle checked into that claim for its “We Call B.S.!” column and discovered this:

wecallNot exactly.

Not even close.

The White House, in response to questions from The Chronicle, released a readout noting that the meeting of about an hour that Quan attended included 17 other mayors.

There was no one-on-one time for Quan.

* Quan got bragging rights, photos — but little else (
* New feature: We Call B.S.! (

* “For modern political reporters, the end of the day never arrives,” David Carr writes in his column about campaign journalism in the Twitter era. ( | Did Twitter kill “the boys on the bus”? (
* The Onion isn’t Republican or Democratic; its editorial stance is against bullshit. (
* Tucker Carlson falls asleep during Saturday’s “Fox & Friends” show. (

- Tucker Carlson falls asleep on 'Fox & Friends."

– Tucker Carlson falls asleep on ‘Fox & Friends.”

* Suburban Chicago judge orders Patch reporter to reveal who gave him confidential police reports. ( | (
* Mark O’Connell on BuzzFeed: “The rise of the listicle obviously connects with the Internet’s much-discussed effect on our ability (or desire) to sit still and concentrate on one thing for longer than ninety seconds.” (
* San Antonio investigative reporter John Tedesco calls Deadspin’s Johnny Manziel story “meticulously researched, masterfully written — and fundamentally flawed.” (
* Washington Post’s Gene Weingarten wins the Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award. (
* The Budget, a newspaper for the Amish, runs about 500 letters a week on 44 to 46 pages with no photos. (
* Tennessean reporter leaves the investigative beat to cover music. “Reporting on the music business in Nashville is akin to covering the auto industry in Detroit,” writes Nate Rau. (
* Rachel Maddow: Arkansas Times’s oil spill coverage deserves Pulitzer consideration. (
* Watch Keith Olbermann rip’s Pete Prisco for his column about the NFL concussions settlement: (