Afternoon Report for September 25, 2014

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“HuffPo combo uh-oh,” writes John Kroll, who sends this image
* C’mon, Sy! Seymour Hersh is interviewed on camera for about 15 minutes, then announces that everything he said is off the record. (ryerson.ca)
* NPR ombudsman: We can’t pretend that beheadings will stop if we no longer use that word on the air. (npr.org)
* “I’m not particularly sympathetic to newspapers and their plight, because yes, it’s been really hard and all that, but it’s not like you couldn’t see this coming,” says BillyPenn.com founder Jim Brady. (phillymag.com)
* A Fox News talker makes a “boobs on the ground” crack about a female fighter pilot. (politico.com) | (eonline.com)
* This “objective news site” is brought you – created, actually – by Chevron. (latimes.com)bs
* Lots of support for suspended ESPN star Bill Simmons. (digiday.com) | “Simmons is a prime example of the journalist-as-brand.” (washingtonpost.com)
* David Letterman‘s sister Gretchen is in today’s group of Tampa Bay Times staffers taking buyouts. (saintpetersblog.com)
* More ink for Chicago Tribune crime reporter Peter Nickeas. (nymag.com) | Earlier: (chicagoreader.com)
* A busy day for Carrie Johnson, the NPR reporter who broke the Eric Holder resignation story. (npr.org)
* Starkly different explanations for the “bizarre” press restrictions at Olympic National Park. (pugetsoundblogs.com)

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