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The Beachwood Radio Hour #44: David Carr, Brian Williams And Journalism's Discontents

The case against this generation's greatest media reporter and his pals - and what it says about the way we think about journalism. Plus: Adults continue to behave badly in the wake of the Jackie Robinson West scandal - including Rahm, Sneed, Kass, Jesse and Pfleger. And: Why J schools are important.


:00: Strawberry Rock Show.

* The Beachwood Radio Network.

* The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #38: What Pundits Are Getting Wrong About Jackie Robinson West.

4:35: Machine Head at the House of Blues on Tuesday night.

8:44: About David Carr.

* The Beachwood Radio Hour #43: The Endorsement Charade.

* Carr on Brian Williams.

* "From 2006 to 2011, [Brian Williams] appeared at least 146 times on programs such as Late Show With David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Ellen and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, according to a Washington Post analysis."

* "Williams' former boss at NBCUniversal, Bob Wright, defended Williams by pointing to his favorable coverage of the military, saying, quote, 'He has been the strongest supporter of the military of any of the news players. He never comes back with negative stories, he wouldn't question if we're spending too much.'"

* C.J. Chivers.

* The Real Brian Williams Problem Is That The Network News Sucks.

* It's always about the business of media, but rarely about what media actually produces.

* Following Suspension, Brian Williams Probably Wishes He'd Gotten The Tonight Show Job He Wanted

* Pleased To Meet Me.

* James Risen.

* The NSA on Beachwood.

* Ken Auletta.

* Is David Carr Just An Industry Shill?

* "[W]hat kind of 'community' really exists between people like Williams, who may perhaps be telling his tales in pursuit of fame and massive wealth, and the millions of regular people who may get conned in the process?

"Brooks never asks that question. Neither did David Carr in yesterday's mealy-mouthed column, in which he performed his standard function at the Times - giving readers the (false) impression that the New York Times plays a watchdog role with respect to the press as a whole."

37:20: Napalm Death at Reggies on Tuesday night.

38:35: The Best Thing David Carr Ever Did Was Crack.

* It's not like he was a crackhead on Friday and working at the New York Times on Monday.

* Carrie Brownstein for American Express.

* I Dated Monica Lewinsky.

* Jake Tapper Is A Tool.

* That guy with the Hat Cam covering the Oscars.

* Barlett & Steele.

* If David Carr says he loves you, check it out.

* Mentoring careerists.

* Old Style at the Two Way.

57:32: Bad Suns at Lincoln Hall on Monday night.

58:30: Carr's Grand Caper.

* "Being a journalist, I never feel bad talking to journalism students because it's a grand, grand caper. You get to leave, go talk to strangers, ask them anything, come back, type up their stories, edit the tape. That's not gonna retire your loans as quickly as it should, and it's not going to turn you into a person who's worried about what kind of car they should buy, but that's kind of as it should be. I mean, it beats working."

* Carr vs. VICE.

* Also in this, Carr seems to not understand why a grand brand like CNN would be interested in partnering with VICE.

* Was Google wrong to invent a way to find things on the Internet?

* This isn't all just about David Carr.

* The U.S. Media And The 13-Year-Old Yemeni Boy Whom Obama Burned To Death With A Drone.

1:12:18: G. Love and Special Sauce at the House of Blues on Friday night.

1:13:30: Carr And Me.

* Live like a legend.

* Carr was not interested in this story.

1:30:38: Willie Dixon, Chicago House Rent Party.

1:32:07: Adults - Including Journalists - Continue To Behave Badly.

* Rahm, Sneed, Jesse, Kass, Pfleger, JRW.

* Sneed Exclusives! Here and here.

* The real racism of Jackie Robinson West.

* The flip side of race: White media afraid to call out Willie Wilson as the clown that he is.

* Fran Sneedman.

* Legends tear shit down.

* Why journalism schools are important.

* United States vs. Progressive, Inc.



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Comments welcome.


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