"When I came here it sort of made me crazy that we had all these great reporters being referred to as bloggers. We’re a newsroom, not a blog network."
— Yahoo! News’ new editor in chief Hillary Frey. Looks like powerful, competent women are taking over Yahoo! this week.
"[I]t will be an expensive fall for the city. NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly testified before the city council that overtime pay for police officers to maintain their 24-hour presence has already cost the city $2 million. That was on Day 18."
How #OccupyWallStreet is costing New York City big
Mike Bloomberg plans on letting the protesters voice their concerns “indefinitely,” as long as they obey the law.
"Two of the fundamental attributes of good journalism are curiosity and a respect for the people on whom you report. Burnett got an “F” on both those counts with her Occupy Wall Street piece. Not only didn’t she listen hard enough to learn anything from the people in the group, she and her producers positioned the speakers to be seen as objects of derision. That is deplorable."
David Zurawik, in a nice Baltimore Sun piece on Erin Burnett and Occupy Wall Street. (via markcoatney)
This is what got us in that piece: “In a time when many of the people who watch cable news at night hoping for information that can help them make sense of the economic nightmare this country has plunged them into, she comes across as self-satisfied, smug, privileged and feeling not one whit of their pain. In fact, she’s there to mock them and sarcastically say, ‘seriously!?’ — as she did of the protesters.”