Hot takes and ‘cold water’ on Tribune/News Corp. rumor, ABC News’ Israel blunder | Poynter.
? on why the rumor makes sense. (Poynter) | “Proverbial ‘pour cold water’ move on Murdoch-eyeing-Tribune-papers story, from a source: ‘I’ve got a bottle of quite cold water on my desk’” (@brianstelter) | “Rupert def wants LAT & has absolutely game-planned what that could mean – incl buying other Trib papers” (@davidfolkenflik) | Tribune Publishing could carry even more debt than planned. (Chicago Tribune) | Tribune Co. wants to rename itself Tribune Media. (Crain’s Chicago Business) | : If your newspaper company was going to go public, would it hurt you to float a rumor that a deep-pocketed buyer, with a history of overpaying for assets he wanted, was afoot?