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Media briefs: Barry v Oz (again) … RIP MH370 … ‘sane heads’ …

There does seem to be some sort of obsession in the Media Watch-Australian wars, but it cuts both ways. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

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Anti-Bloomberg de Blasio to become NYC’s new Bloomberg

New York City Democrats will rally around Bill de Blasio to tip Michael Bloomberg out of the mayor’s job, a candidate who has successfully adopted the Bloomberg swagger.

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Media briefs: GetUp! stunt … Shine on Ten … AFR on ICAC …

Channel Ten will be airing a new season of So You Think You Can Dance, bringing the number of related-party dealings between the Murdoch companies to new levels.

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Media briefs: Aston’s drinks … Joye disclosure … 4D interview …

Earlier we told you about the shindig held to celebrate Australian Financial Review shitstirrer Joe Aston’s 30th birthday. Interesting that he keeps putting Justin Hemmes — who paid for the drinks — in his column …

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Media briefs: Murrow returns … UK fact-check … Weiner translated …

We think perhaps The Daily Tele has been a bit overzealous with rhetoric and under-attentive to the facts in reporting the UK hacking murder.

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Origin bias … Leila’s origin lobbying … Guardian v Rupert …

In today’s Media Briefs: no deal in Fairfax pay dispute … Penguin Classics launches iPhone app … Mexico called to end attacks on journos … Front Page of the Day and more …

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Arrogance, thy name is Weiner

The disgraceful behaviour of former US congressman Anthony Weiner was never going to go unnoticed, but it wasn’t his antics or his stupidity that sealed his political fate. It was his arrogance, writes Toby Harnden.

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SMH, Age to ditch broadsheet? … Mother Murdoch defies News Ltd …

In today’s Media Briefs: Front Page of the Day … The Department of Corrections … The Age and 3AW buyout rejected … Mother Murdoch defies News Ltd stance on carbon tax …

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Obama speaks out against Weiner: ‘I would resign’

Breaking his silence on controversial beleaguered congressman Anthony Weiner, Barack Obama has joined the collective calling for his resignation, reports Larry Margasak.

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News gets papers confused … a little more Weiner … massive tablet growth predicted

In today’s Media Briefs: TV News in Melbourne goes into Kim Duthie overdrive … Will the new editor know where to go? … Front Page of the Day … and more …

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The Weiner show: we have no prick of conscience

Anthony Weiner’s underwear gets as much media attention as Syria’s entire civil uprising. I despair for humanity.

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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce responds

Crikey reads have their say.

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Alec Baldwin for NYC mayor?

Actor Alec Baldwin is being touted as a possible candidate as mayor of New York City, now that Anthony Weiner looks like he’s out of the race. But he’s got a few skeletons in his closet, warns John Hudson.

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A gratuitous opportunity to say Weiner

Besides bequeathing that glorious surname to headline writers the world over, congressman Weiner is also a cautionary tale for politicians.

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Slate | LINKS|

Put your Weiner away and stop blubbering

Democrat Anthony Weiner admitted he was sending out photos of himself in underwear over Twitter, after he first claimed his account was hacked. Weiner’s as slick at apologising as he is at lying, says Jack Shafer.

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Vigilante call … Apple in the clouds …

The Gold Coast came to a standstill this morning for the funeral of slain police detective Damian Leeding. But that’s not enough for local paper the Gold Coast Bulletin. Plus other media news…

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