Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: R.I.P Larry “J.R. Ewing” Hagman

Well-known Hollywood actor Larry Hagman died Friday in Dallas. It was perhaps apt, since Hagman’s most famous role was his perfect portrayal of evil Texas oilman J.R. Ewing in the 1980s prime-time television soap hit, “Dallas.”

As usual, there are videos all over YouTube of J.R.’s greatest moments, and here is my favorite:


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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