If you ever get an e-mail from a journalist, there’s one portion of it you should pay attention to more than any other. No, it’s not the part where they’re asking you about all that counterfeit money you’re printing off your Lexmark; it’s the sign-off.
If it’s “Cheers,” you’re cool. You did OK. If it’s “Regards,” you pissed somebody off, and you better figure out how to fix things, quick.
We apply those same tenets here, every week.
to Texas Monthly’
s Paul Burka for detailing exactly why
the Supreme Court’s ruling on Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission
, an issue lost in all the turmoil of healthcare reform. Burka finds that virtually no one–be they Republican, independent, or Democrat–agrees with the Supreme Court, and lays out how the tone of upcoming elections in Texas may be a bellwether for elections nationwide. (KL)
to longtime Village Voice
columnist Michael Musto, who, in an otherwise very good interview, lumps bloggers entirely
into a category of people who are competing with him. (MW)
to ESPN.com’s Roy Peter Clark for standing up
to University of Florida football coach Urban Meyer, coach of one of the nation’s top programs, for bullying an Orlando Sentinel
reporter with threats to throw him out of practice. (MW)
to AV Club interviewer Sean O’Neal for posting the audio
of his talk with Sevigny to prove that he simply wrote what she said. (MW)
to the Cleveland Plain Dealer
for its handling of a prickly situation involving a commenter on its website
. On the one hand, good on them for exposing potential judicial corruption and dealing with some outright bad behavior. On the other, way to have a tremendous chilling effect on online discourse, such as it is. (MW and KL)