Kara Swisher

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PoliticoPlaybook TV: The State of the Union as High School Musical

Until the writers’ strike in Hollywood is over–who knew it would go on this long?–BoomTown has decided to offer suggestions about stuff to watch.

Sure, James Kotecki is no Jon Stewart and is a bit goofy in an endearing preppy style as announcer.

But his short video recaps of politics with a touch of sweet snark for the Web site Politico.com (based on Mike Allen’s online column) is well done and even helpful.

Here’s the most recent one:


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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