Peter Kafka

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Barack Obama Visits Reddit, Melts Down Internet

Hi, I’m Barack Obama, President of the United States. Ask me anything. I’ll be taking your questions for half an hour starting at about 4:30 ET.

The current occupant of the White House, doing some savvy counter-programming on the Internet, via Reddit’s Ask Me Anything Q&A format.


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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