Journo to know
Is this the moment San Francisco turns against fnnch’s honey bears? The latest developments in the story and a look at how it came to this. https://t.co/nA0kUZzT5u
— Tony Bravo (@TonyBravoSF) May 7, 2021
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COVID-19 – CASES & COMMUNITY
We’re on board Sesame Street’s vaccine ad campaign and are especially pleased that it gets Big Bird out of the dog house for when he was blamed for that Bird Flu outbreak in ’05.
The Biden Administration
The Biden White House approach to President Biden not taking a ton of questions will likely raise the ire of many reporters, but PR 101 teaches us to be selective to questions, allowing one to better stay on message and control the narrative to the best of your ability. It’s a sound strategy, just not part of the playbook a press secretary usually says aloud.
The saffron crime ring is a far cry from when the Apple Dumpling Gang made that run up against the cinnamon cartel in 1879.
Business & Economy
When tech and old school industry collide, tech usually wins the battle, but not always the war.
This duck wonders how that Colorado lawmaker’s constituents will respond to his inability to treat his colleagues with dignity.
The Virginia GOP Primary is one to watch. It was actually set-up to dis-favor a candidate. That is the beginning of all the best cautionary tales…
The Former Guy
Way beyond Nixon at his worst: Trump Justice Department secretly obtained Post reporters’ phone records! https://t.co/txRXKx9z8T
— John W. Dean (@JohnWDean) May 7, 2021
It has been a particularly newsy 48 hours for 45.
Per the NYT – “Biden administration officials have insisted that they have gotten better control of a surge of migrant children that has swamped detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border. But documents obtained by The New York Times indicate that the problem has moved to other facilities, like convention centers in Dallas, San Diego and Long Beach, Calif., which are nearing capacity as funds for more space are scarce.”
I’d like to thank all the great Americans who have reached out over the past few months pic.twitter.com/p8dQrhSAgm
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) May 7, 2021
Also, “Gannett (USA Today) saw evenue fall, but digital subscriptions rise”. The NYT launched an Editing Residency, The Editor of the Washingtonian bullied her team in print to come back to the office, and the owner of the LAT thinks the Feds should subsidize the Fourth Estate.
Google’s childcare workers are having some serious “1st World” problems…
And you get a doctorate, and you get a doctorate and you…
Twitter stopped automatically cropping images so please enjoy this photo of Meryl Streep in the rain pic.twitter.com/zb3KSHDjMS
— Alexis Benveniste (@apbenven) May 6, 2021