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In this edition: Who pulled advertising from O’Reilly’s show; who’s got a bigger ego than O’Falafel?; NYT embracing user-generated content?; Democrats & the FCC; Scooter Libby trial; ABC’s Barbaro priorities; Fox reporter forgets that Peter Jennings died; Vanity Fair’s political voice; WaPo retreats from Cheney lawsuit; Molly Ivins, RIP; Obama freezes out Fox News; AAR’s new owner; talking billboards?; Call Rita Cosby for a good time; ratings; and so much more...

Thoughts, and Then, the News
What makes a presidential candidate mainstream? It’s a question being asked. My answer? A candidate is "mainstream" if the D.C. news media says so. Race plays a role (see Carney’s "didn’t come from the civil rights movement" swipe), but it’s certainly not the only factor.  Nobody in D.C. is taking Dennis Kucinich or Mike Gravel seriously; few think Duncan Hunter has a shot at the nomination.  The media treats presidential candidates inequitably, but it has a lot to do with who they know well and/or who talks to them.

Now for the news:

Raise Hell
Ex-Philly Inq editor Walker Lundy: Demand that your newspaper raise hell. Amen!

What’s a Senior Administration Official?
Find out.

Who’s got a bigger ego than Bill O’Reilly?
Catholic League Pres. William Donohue.

No pictures, but Gaza is a dangerous place
"If there are no pictures of the fighting, do we report the story?"

Huckabee and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Dem-Gazette staff protests publication of Huckabee’s op-ed. The former governor is running for president in 2008. He’s whining about the media.

Reaping What Fox Sowed

RWCM Watch

Credit Where It’s Due

Media People & In the Field

News & Notes on Media orgs, Programming, Specials, etc.

State of the Media, Trends, Research Reports, Innovations

The Audience: Ratings, Circulation, & Ad Rates, etc.

Media News Monday is a compilation of media news from the past week posted on Monday. If you have any media news to add, please do so.  I don’t often post Media Matters stuff, because almost everyone already either links to or visits that site. Same with Greg Sargent’s The Horse’s Mouth at Talking Points Memo. For more RWCM watch & Media News: Penndit's News, Media News, and RWCM Watch Links. I get the advertising, public relations, targeting voters information, and media research from a variety of sources.  Cross-posted at Penndit. For previous editions, search my diaries or Penndit.  

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