Some media related links for your amusement:
1. If you become a (real or imagined) media celebrity, does this automatically mean you should shut up about politics?
2. First they came to steal music, but I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a music seller. Then they came to pirate film and television, but I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a film or television producer. But then they came to steal online porn, and I said “oh fuck.”
3. Are you a book reviewer who regularly receives advanced review copies of books? Don’t even think about giving them away to anyone, you might have to give them back to the publisher.
4. The NYT catches even more flak for hiring Bill Kristol: “So I pulled a stack of KristolÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s signed editorials from the Weekly Standard and his Time columns. Setting aside his point of view, with which I mostly disagree, what struck me most about them is that they read, without exception, like they were written in a hurry, by a person whose fluency cannot conceal what is superficial judgment and reporting. Kristol had nothing to add in perspective or voice to a great many other conservatives that any casual consumer of the category will find in print, online, and on the air.”
5. Racism has never been funnier: “At least that’s what Daily Show correspondents John Oliver, Jason Jones, and Rob Riggle wanted last night’s crowd to think at Southpaw in Brooklyn, where they celebrated the release of A Practical Guide to Racism.”