Kara Swisher

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Hope, Action, Change for Yahoo Too?

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Finally, a solution to Yahoo’s (YHOO) thus-fruitless search for a way out of being forced to sell to Microsoft (MSFT): Get bought by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama!

OK, this post by comic and Web humorist Andy Borowitz is a joke, but I like it and Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang could use a good laugh about now.

Best line: “A spokesman for Microsoft at the company’s Redmond, Wash. headquarters acknowledged that the company was ‘disappointed’ to lose Yahoo to Sen. Obama, but added, ‘We can’t really be mad at him, because we love him so.’ “

Here is the link to the Borowitz Report site, pictured below (click on the image to make it larger), which is well worth a daily visit:

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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