Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowledge, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

Former FBI official confirmed as Deep Throat

The Washington Post has now confirmed that Mark Felt, a former FBI official, is the notorious Deep Throat. Addendum: Here's a link to the Vanity Fair story. An excerpt from the WaPo story: The confirmation came from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the two Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate story, and their former […]

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A prisoner in my own home

It’s ba-aack. The black squirrel that invaded my dwelling last fall — or else its evil twin. I was just about to go out and noticed a black squirrel on my landing. Given all the problems I had getting one out of my apartment last time, I did not want to go there again (and […]

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Former FBI official claims to be Deep Throat

The highest-profile anonymous source of them all has apparently stepped out of the shadows. An excerpt from the CBC.ca story: W. Mark Felt, a former deputy associate director of the FBI has been identified as “Deep Throat,” according to an upcoming issue of Vanity Fair magazine. Felt, who lives in Santa Rosa, Calif., has long […]

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Stevie Cameron has a camel fetish

Well, not in a bad way. Currently in Israel, she likes to take pictures of the beasts. For some reason, I like this one: But there's more! The sign also had me wondering. I've seen similar kangaroo warning signs from Down Under and big, menacing moose warning signs on the Trans-Canada highway along the north shore […]

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Pity the poor business magazine

This NYT piece claims the business magazine business ain't what it used to be. An excerpt: WHEN the Meredith Corporation announced its purchase of Gruner & Jahr's women's magazines last Tuesday, Meredith said that Gruner's business magazines, Fast Company and Inc., were not “material” to the sale. What that means is that two magazines that […]

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'Bless me blog, for I've sinned'

This NYT piece looks at confessional blogs, including the hilarious PostSecret. An excerpt: At PostSecret, found at postsecret.blogspot.com, the confessions are consistently engaging, original and well told. How come? The Web site gives people simple instructions. Mail your secret anonymously on one side of a 4-by-6-inch postcard that you make yourself. That one constraint is a […]

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Chicken beats 'crossing the road' rap

No one knows why the chicken crossed the road, but the jaywalking charge against it was thrown out in court. An excerpt from the BBC story: A chicken fined $54 for illegally crossing a road in California has had the charge thrown out by a court. The fine was dismissed after a lawyer for the […]

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War president

  This was created last year by Joe at American Leftist. The mosaic of Dubya is created using the photos of those U.S. troops who have died in Iraq. Today is Memorial Day in the United States. More than 1,650 U.S. troops have died in Iraq. The Iraqi civilian toll is estimated to be more than […]

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'Too few, too many'

The NYT's Paul Krugman on how the war in Iraq might well be causing long-term damage to the U.S.'s all-volunteer military. Some excerpts: One of the more bizarre aspects of the Iraq war has been President Bush's repeated insistence that his generals tell him they have enough troops. Even more bizarrely, it may be true […]

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The man behind Buzzmachine

The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz profiles Jeff Jarvis, who runs the Buzzmachine blog and will be working with the NYT Co. as a consultant* for  About.com. An excerpt: Jarvis made waves last fall when he discovered, through a Freedom of Information Act request, that all but three of the 159 complaints to the Federal Communications Commission […]

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