From H-Net, a review of Jefferson and the Press: Crucible of Liberty by Jerry W. Knudson and The Idea of a Free Press: The Enlightenment and Its Unruly Legacy by David A. Copeland. From British Journalism Review, an article on how to survive Rupert Murdoch. Jack Shafer on reading the Murdoch Street Journal: Where is the rotten old bastard taking his latest acquisition? Who's afraid of Bill Kristol? Nora Ephron, Josh Marshall and nearly every liberal with a blogging account. A review of The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting in Washington by Robert Novak. "The best political team on television"? On election night, CNN runs its preposterous slogan into the ground. The Whiskey Rebellion: In praise of booze in the newsroom.

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