… Dan Abrams, an NBC legal analyst and host of the now-defunct prime-time MSNBC show calledThe Abrams Report, was promoted to the position of MSNBC general manager. It was an odd move. Abrams had no management experience and had landed the job on the basis of writing a six-page memo about his plans for the network. It also helped that Abrams, like Griffin, was a Zucker friend and attended the same Hamptons parties as he did.
When asked after authorities called off the manhunt whether the response fit the crime, Nielepko said, “I think the helicopter is what threw more attention to this.” He added that the response was both standard and appropriate.
"Whenever we see there’s a threat to public safety, we’re going to dedicate any resources we have to apprehend that person," he said.
“I wrote Sarah Palin a letter last night about 2 in the morning. And I said: ‘Sarah, I don’t know if I’m doing more harm or more good. I don’t know anymore.’”—Fox News personality Glenn Beck, speaking on his radio show in September, as quoted in a New York Times magazine profile of him. (via officialssay)
As far as I’m concerned, it’s a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity. If this is what you’re trying to get The Sun away from, then I think I’d like to work for you.