Kara Swisher

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In a Word…

Appalling.

That would be the one to use for this recent television ad for the we-try-harder search engine Ask.com.

Although you have to give them credit for finding Kato Kaelin, perhaps the worst house guest in history (or the best if you’re O.J. Simpson, given that his clueless testimony hurt the prosecution).

But not much.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald