Morning Report for August 14, 2014

* Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery writing from Ferguson: “As they took me into custody, the officers slammed me into a soda machine, at one point setting off the Coke dispenser. They put plastic cuffs on me, then they led me out the door.” ( | Marty Baron: “We are appalled by the conduct of the officers involved.” (@charlie_savage)
* Huffington Post’s Ryan Reilly, who was also arrested, says the police resembled soldiers more than officers. (
* Ferguson’s police chief learned of the arrests via a Los Angeles Times reporter. (
* Nate Silver picks a bad time to share his arrest story. (
* Rebecca on Twitter: Newspapers sent reporters to Ferguson, so I subscribed to thank them. (@westofbecca)
* SEC’s aggressive pursuit of leaks to media “is worrisome.”
* Not all Lands’ End customers appreciated their free copy of GQ. (“I ordered Christian private school children’s uniforms from your company and you sold my home address to a magazine company that peddles in soft porn for men???.”) (
* Hong Kong newspaper publishes fake obit of rival paper’s owner. (
* Oregon’s former First Lady bad-mouths The Oregonian in the Guardian. (
* New York Times reporter James Risen wins the Herbert Block Freedom Award. (
* PR giant Edelman apologizes for its Robin Williams blog post. (
* Charleston Gazette sues to get documents from West Virginia’s Attorney General. (
* Philadelphia Inquirer wants New York Times-like rates to run an Elie Wiesel ad. (
* Metro buys Philadelphia City Paper for an undisclosed price. (
* Uh-oh: “I’m not commenting on [the state of] our pension fund,” says Orange County Register owner Aaron Kushner. (
* Video ads are coming to Flipboard. (