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The Bain Files: Romney Document Dump Reveals Secrets To A 13% Tax Rate

Newly-released documents confirm criticisms of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s road to enduring riches. What emerges is a system that exploits several weaknesses in tax laws regarding overseas investments, as well as backdoor methods of swapping assets behind the government’s back. How politically damning any of this may be remains to be seen. But in the case of the Bain files, we know being “Romney Rich” isn’t simple. But it’s a lot more profitable than working a 9-to-5 with a...
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Anti-Barack Obama Documentary Could Be The Sleeper Hit Of 2012

“2016: Obama’s America,” opens for wide release on Friday, just in time for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Much to the delight of the right-wing pundits who have been heavily promoting it over the last month, the film has sold more advance tickets than any other movie on Fandango.
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Glenn Beck May Revive 'Jefferson Lies' After The Book Is Pulled By Publisher For Inaccuracies; Is Publishing Broken?

In a phone interview with the International Business Times, the evangelical author David Barton said he was approached by four publishers, among them conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck's imprint, to distribute "The Jefferson Lies" after publisher Thomas Nelson halted shipments because of claims that it contains numerous mistakes. This incident raises again the question of why publishers are unable or unwilling to ensure the accuracy of the books they print.
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New York Times Names New CEO With Strong Broadcast Ties

The New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT), publisher of the third-largest U.S. newspaper by circulation, named outgoing BBC director-general Mark Thompson its new CEO on Wednesday, bringing in a broadcast journalism veteran as the company expands its video content.
John Bumgarner, a cyber warfare expert who is chief technology officer of the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, a non-profit group that studies the impact of cyber threats, works on his laptop computer during a portrait session in Charlotte, North Carolina De

Freelance Journalism -- Great Hours, Lousy Pay

The 2012 Editors Poll, released on Friday, solicited data from editors at newspapers, magazines, trade publications and websites. It showed that 61 percent of the editors polled do not believe their publication will increase freelance pay rates in the next 12 months, compared to only 8 percent who thought that an increase is likely.
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Reddit Island Project Might Not Be A 'Technopia'

Online forum Reddit is home to all kind of users, and all of those users are seeking to find another new home on Reddit Island. The community based around the front page of the internet plans to make an island home for themselves, but the Reddit community might not make the best society.
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Jonah Lehrer, Stephen Glass And The Elusive Truth

Jonah Lehrer, the now former New Yorker writer and best-selling author, was caught making up Bob Dylan quotes in his book "Imagine" by Michael Moynihan in Tablet magazine. Lehrer's rise and fall also matches that of Stephen Glass, a writer who invented sources and plagiarized material nearly a decade earlier at the New Republic.

Spin Magazine Suspends Publishing, Lays Off 11 Staffers

In a statement on Sunday, Buzzmedia, the digital-media company that purchased Spin earlier this month, said the bi-monthly magazine "will change" after the September/October issue. The company will not publish a November/December issue as originally planned, and it is not clear when production will resume.


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