Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Manti Te’o Gets the Taiwan Treatment (And That’s No Lie)

It seems inevitable that the bizarre story of Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o — who says he was tricked into a relationship with someone whom he met online, but who never existed — would get the treatment from Taiwan’s Next Media Animation and its CGI magic.

And what bizarre magic it is:


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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