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The "Mad Men" Spoofs NBC Doesn't Want You to See (Anymore)

Jimmy Fallon put together these “Mad Men” spoofs to promote his upcoming gig hosting the Emmys on NBC. Now–prompted by complaints from “Mad Men”‘s Emmy rivals–NBC is reportedly having second thoughts about the clips and won’t be running them anymore.

Which means they’ll likely disappear from the Web sooner than later*, so watch ’em while you can:

*Guess it’s possible this is a clever hoax, too. It’s on the Web, right? But who would go out of their way to tell a reporter a lie?


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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