Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Stuffy Actors Reading Inane Social Media Is a Promising Meme

First it was two august actors, James Earl Jones and Malcolm McDowell, reading Facebook updates, which was a hoot.

Now it’s a pair of dueling thespians of a certain era emoting on an idiotic comment war over the boy band One Direction, on Google’s YouTube.

It’s surprisingly gratifying.

Enjoy:


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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