Views of the News: Bomb Plot; Gay Marriage; China Ousts Al Jazeera; Flush Rush; Nerd Prom

May 9, 2012

AP and the Bomb Plot Leak

Adam Goldman, Associated Press: "US: CIA thwarts new al-Qaida underwear bomb plot

CNN: "U.S. official upset over bomb plot mole leak"

Andrew Malcolm, Investor's Business Daily: "Don't tell al Qaeda we got a mole inside its bomb ops..."

Obama's Gay Marriage "Problem"

Michael A. Memoli and David Lauter, Los Angeles Times: "Gay marriage is distancing Obama from other Democrats"

Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "Democrats Hit Romney on Marriage"

Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin and Glenn Thrush, Politico: "President Obama's marriage muddle"

ABC News: "President Obama Affirms His Support for Same Sex Marriage"

China Boots Aggressive Al Jazeera Journalist

Michael Wines, The New York Times: "China Expels Al Jazeera Channel"

Damian Grammaticas, BBC: "China's 'memory holes' swallow up Melissa Chan"

Flush Rush Campaign Costs Radio Millions

Dylan Byers, Politico: "Cumulus: Limbaugh boycott cost 'millions'"

Cidney King & Kerry Leary, KOMU-TV: "Women Protest to get Rush Limbaugh Off the Radio"

Correspondents' Dinner Too Celebrified

Rem Rieder, American Journalism Review: "Death to Nerd Prom!"

Alex Alvarez, Mediaite: "Ed Henry Responds to Tom Brokaw's White House Correspondents Dinner Criticism: It's Also About Charity"

Newspapers Annoying Online Readers?

Dan Mitchell, SF Weekly: "Desparate Newspapers Pin Hopes on Annoyed Readers"

Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic: "Pernicious Myth That Slideshows Drive 'Traffic'"

Andrew Beaujon, "Haters frustrated by reasonable explantion for social reader apps' sudden decline"