Morning Report for January 29, 2014

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“Let me be clear to you,” Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm told NY1 political reporter Michael Scotto. “You ever do that to me again I’ll throw you off this fucking balcony.” (ny1.com) | “Not an isolated incident,” says NY1. (ny1.com) | Scotto: “He seemed angrier than I have ever seen a politician.” (talkingpointsmemo.com)
* Ex-staffer: “Grimm has anger issues. This is not the first time he’s tried to intimidate a reporter.” (nypost.com)
* Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden wants Facebook to disclose who’s behind a “Peaceful Rioters” page. (delawareonline.com)
* Time Inc. is expected to cut about 500 employees. (nypost.com)
* What political commentators tweeted about the State of the Union address: (washingtonpost.com)
ajc* Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s editor and publisher served soup to staffers before they went out to cover the storm. (@AJCBuzz) | Today’s AJC front page: (newseum.org)
* “We’re not interested in innovation for the sake of innovation,” says First Look Media’s Eric Bates. (huffingtonpost.com)
* Digital First Media launches Project Unbolt, a plan to rebuild the newsroom from the ground up. (insidethunderdome.com)
* Orange County Register staffers are concerned about management’s plan to take out life insurance policies on some of its journalists. (latimes.com)
* How “brainiac” Melissa Harris-Perry landed her own cable news show. (slate.com)
* Joe Scarborough‘s cocaine joke is edited out of the MSNBC “Morning Joe” 8 a.m. re-air. (dailycaller.com)
* “Don’t worry, be happy”: Conan O’Brien – again! – catches local anchors from across the U.S. reading the same script. (teamcoco.com)

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