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  1. whoops
    Here’s an Actual Nightmare: Naomi Wolf Learning On-Air That Her Book Is WrongSomewhere in the pantheon of anxiety dreams near “showing up to work naked” is “learning on-air that your book is totally wrong.”
  2. please turn off your cell phones
    Five Better Accidental Ringtones Than ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’For the BBC’s Nick Robinson.
  3. bbc
    Random Guy Interviewed by BBC Is the FonzHere’s the video of that happening. 
  4. scary things
    New York–Bound Flight Diverted After Fire Threat [Updated]The EgyptAir plane was sent to Glasgow after a BBC producer discovered a suspicious note on board.
  5. international affairs
    BBC Opts for Weak Compromise in Margaret Thatcher ‘Witch Is Dead’ BattleThey will play a “news segment” instead of the full song.
  6. scandal-stained wretches
    Mark Thompson Had No Idea What Was in That Letter From Mark ThompsonHe’s determined to stick to his story.
  7. scandal-stained wretches
    Mark Thompson Playing It Cool on First Day at New York TimesThe BBC scandal is officially in the building.
  8. scandals
    BBC Director General George Entwistle Resigns Over Sex Abuse ScandalHe quit after the network wrongly implicated a senior politician. 
  9. Is Mark Thompson the Next Judy Miller?Arthur Sulzberger Jr. is standing by his new CEO despite a possible cover-up.
  10. How Incoming Times CEO Learned of Jimmy SavileHe didn’t seem to know about “Jimmy’s Specials.”
  11. scandal-stained wretches
    NYT Interviews Incoming CEO on Sex Abuse ScandalMark Thompson gave an interview explaining himself to his soon-to-be newspaper.
  12. scandals
    Incoming Times CEO Might Be Caught Up in BBC Sex Abuse Scandal Mark Thompson was head of the network during an alleged cover-up. 
  13. ink-stained wretches
    New York Times Eyeing a Brit for CEO BBC general director Mark Thompson is reportedly in talks for the job.
  14. international intrigue
    Outrage After BBC Names Panda Woman of the YearCalm down, everyone — it’s a year in review list, not Schindler’s list.
  15. revolt like an egyptian
    Foreign Journalists Freed From Tripoli Hotel“It’s been an absolute nightmare for all of us.”
  16. awkward admissions
    Michael Wolff Forced Into Shocking AdmissionWe could never have guessed this one.
  17. [redacted]
    U.S. State Department’s Anti-Censorship Strategy? Funding the BBCTo develop anti-jamming technology so citizens in Iran and China can access the news.
  18. bbc
    England Does Not Trust Us to Cover Our Own NewsBBC plans to expand coverage in the U.S.
  19. oh.
    BBC Presenter Decides to Admit That He Killed a Guy a While AgoBut it was a mercy killing, so it’s cool, kind of.
  20. scenes from a meltdown
    BBC’s Lehman Brothers Movie Actually Sounds Pretty AwesomeThe British dramatization of the collapse of Lehman Brothers may not be as poncey as we feared.
  21. the gorilla
    Richard Fuld Has Never Been Bewildered a Day in His LifeFurious, emotional, passionate, vociferous? Yes. But never bewildered.
  22. in other news
    Heather Mills Makes Us CrazyWas anybody else watching the Today show this morning? If so, did you find yourself wondering why the hell they let Heather Mills ramble on for ten minutes about her divorce from Paul McCartney and how the press is treating her badly? It was extremely difficult to watch (“I fell in love with a man, not a Beatle!”). Matt Lauer sat idly by as she ranted about how media coverage of her has driven her to the brink of suicide and how she’s been receiving death threats. She just wants the media to leave her alone! Which raises the obvious question: Why go on TV and make a fuss over yourself?