All The President's Men Remixed With "Sabotage" Almost Makes Journalism Seem Edgy, Glamorous

Interesting factoid: the Watergate scandal caused enrollment in journalism schools to be at an all-time high in 1974, since budding journalists wanted to be just like Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

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Could this remix of the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" with All The President's Men, the movie that made paging through documents in a library look sexy and dangerous, cause a similar effect?

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Inside the Great Cathie Black Media Blitz


‚ÄčToday in How Reporters Report: Everyone got their panties in a twist when former city schools chancellor Joel Klein resigned last November and Mayor Bloomberg appointed Cathie Black -- a publishing exec with no discernible skills, background, or preparation for the job -- as his replacement. Then we found out she needed a state-approved waiver (which she got) to take the job, despite the fact that nobody really wanted her to.

Black's appointment had all the elements of good drama: Secrecy! Cronyism! Outspoken public backlash! School children in (exaggerated) peril! So it's no surprise that New York's press corps were (and kind of still are) foaming at the mouth over the story of her appointment. And since Runnin' Scared has traditionally had kind of an interest in How the Media World Works, we decided to take a closer look at the story behind the Cathie Black story.
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