Kara Swisher

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Christian the Lion Online Videos to Leap to the Multiplex?

Since Sony Pictures apparently wants to make a movie from the story of the two men who bought a lion from London’s Harrods department store, it’s a good time to replay one of the many online videos of their reunion a year after they released him into the wild in Africa.

Although the event took place in 1971, the videos of the meeting with Christian the Lion have been hugely popular on YouTube, with millions of views.

Here’s one of the videos:


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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