Peter Kafka

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Jimmy Kimmel on the iPad Mini: “We’re Apple, and You’re Suckers”

Jimmy Kimmel and his writers are doing some very nice work with Apple the last couple months. The intro here has a bit more bite than you normally get from network TV: “Anyone standing in line for an iPad mini in New York or New Jersey this week should be punched in the throat.”

Kimmel, by the way, has doing his shows from Brooklyn this week. Bad timing when it comes to dragging guests across the East River. But he’s been able to do it, for the most part.


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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