Twitter Abruptly Resigns From The “Free Speech Wing Of The Free Speech Party”

Happy belated #Jan25 from San Francisco: A new Twitter policy which goes into effect today allows the social network “to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country,” so that Twitter can further expand globally and “enter countries that have different ideas about the...

Because There’s No Such Thing As Too Many Posts Re: MSNBC Suspending Keith Olbermann

Following up on Mike’s post yesterday re: the MSNBC-Olbermann suspension debacle, amidst all the sturm und drang, Rachel Maddow tries to be ecumenical in supporting both Olbermann and the official company line: I understand the rule. I understand what it means to break it. I believe everyone should...

Gray Lady’s Paywall Will Allow Links from Blogs, Social Media

MediaPost provides details on the New York Times’ upcoming “metered” paywall — and it provides some comfort for bloggers/social media mavens: [T]he so-called “metered model” will allow readers who are referred from third-party sites such as blogs, social media networks...

Obligatory WTF McChrystal?! Post

Cole drops an Apocalypse Now reference, while The Artist Formerly Known as Tacitus thinks shitcanning is imperative if the republic is to survive the impact of McChrystal’s insta-infamous still-unpublished Rolling Stone interview [h/t Ben Smith]. Perhaps. Laura Rozen usually has sound instincts and...

Torture Architect John Yoo Gets Monthly Column in Philly Inquirer

Um, wha? John Yoo has written freelance commentaries for The Inquirer since 2005, however he entered into a contract to write a monthly column in late 2008. I won’t discuss the compensation of anyone who writes for us. Of course, we know more about Mr. Yoo’s actions in the Justice Department now than we did...

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