12:03 pm Aug. 22, 2012
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Perhaps that's because the magazine's editor-in-chief, Tina Brown, wanted to set the record straight herself on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" today.
"Niall is a swashbuckling, very very aggressive thinker," she said, before being pressed on the portions of Ferguson's article which critics have said misrepresent the findings of the Congressional Budget Office.
"What Niall was saying there was his skepticism about those conclusions—not that they were the CBO's conclusions," said Brown. "That could have been a little more clear, but the fact is he's clarified that in his rebuttals. He really has tried to do what I think the Republican Party wishes was happening right now, which is to have a discussion about the economy."
You can watch the clip below, courtesy of Politico:
In other news...
IAC wants to buy About.com from The New York Times Company for more than $300 million. [Reuters]
Tina Brown has Niall Ferguson's back. [Politico/On Media]
CNN landed one-on-one interviews with Obama and Romney for the network's 90-minute candidate documentaries pegged to the conventions. [Politico/On Media]
BuzzFeed goes to Washington. [Nieman Journalism Lab]
Ghostwriting Fareed Zakaria. [The New York Observer]
A veteran New Yorker copy editor has sold a book rumored to be in the six figures. [The New York Observer]
Jill Abramson, Anna Wintour, Tina Brown, Diane Sawyer, Arianna Huffington and Greta Van Susteren are all on Forbes' "Most Powerful Women" ranking. [W.W.D.]
"Local journalists are almost seven times more likely to be killed for doing their jobs than foreign journalists." [National Geographic/News Watch]