Peter Kafka

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Indiana Deputy Attorney General Fired for Boneheaded Tweeting

In case you needed one, here’s a “Think before you tweet” reminder, courtesy of the Indiana Attorney General’s office, which has fired an employee who used Twitter to suggest that the best way to deal with protesters in Wisconsin would be to “Use live ammunition.” Mother Jones has the details.


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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