The mainstream press took a beating for reporting that Rep. Stephanie Tubbs (D-OH) had died around 2 pm on August 20, hours before she actually passed. Most press organizations corrected the story during the afternoon, after a family friend announced that Tubbs was in critical condition, until her family officially disclosed her death after 6 pm. The Associated Press explained that various Democratic officials said Tubbs had died, even noting that top party officials believed she was dead.
Also in the media glare:
Video blogger and former federal prisoner Josh Wolf takes a reporting job at the Palo Alto Daily Post.
Hachette Filipacchi Media announces it will suspend publication of Home magazine.
Oprah Winfrey denies that she's sick of appearing on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine.
MSNBC announces that Rachel Maddow will replace Dan Abrams during the network's 9pm hour. Keith Olbermann takes credit.
Fox News president and chairman Roger Ailes earned nearly $20 million in the past year, while News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch took home $30 million.
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