Friday Crib Sheet: Weinergate Omitted From Top Tweets; Alterna-Puma Strikes Again!


– Another media group calls on US mayors to end journalist arrests. Sure, just so long as we can tell them apart from the actual protesters.

– Adam Carolla delivers and epic rant on OWS.

Twitter may classify for Pulitzer’s “breaking news” category.

– A declining viewership now means stations lose out on revenue from campaign season.

The most shared articles on Facebook for 2011:

1. Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami (New York Times)

2. What teachers really want to tell parents (CNN)

3. No, your zodiac sign hasn’t changed (CNN)

4. Parents, don’t dress your girls like tramps (CNN)

5. (video) – Father Daughter Dance Medley (Yahoo)

6. At funeral, dog mourns the death of Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan (Yahoo)

7. You’ll freak when you see the new Facebook (CNN)

8. Dog in Japan stays by the side of ailing friend in the rubble (Yahoo)

9. Giant crocodile captured alive in Philippines (Yahoo)

10. New Zodiac Sign Dates: Ophiuchus The 13th Sign? (The Huffington Post)

Full list.

– There is a glaring omission in the top Tweets of 2011 roundup. Can you guess?

An errant direct message from a sitting congressman broken on this site and Big Government resulted in Anthony Weiner’s wild denial, a claim that he was hacked (many falsely suggested it was done by Andrew Breitbart or Big Journalism’s Dana Loesch), and then Breitbart’s epic presser crash, after which Weiner finally owned up to the truth. Resignation over 140 characters.

– AP reports on OccupyLA defiance, but not the tons of trash they left behind.

Contrived alterna-puma Janeane Garofalo went on the Internet Inventor’s network to speak with its version of Ted Baxter. When she’s not sitting home alone with her cats listening to Joy Division and watching “Mystery Men” for the eleventy-frillionth time (“Remember when I was still cool and in the Stiller crowd?”), she’s screeching about the tea party and black people. Because where oh where would black people be without Janeane Garofalo?


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