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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

NFL leadership: Where ambiguity mixes with deliberate ignorance

It's so inconvenient for Circus Maximus to have to answer questions about its players' behavior. Fortunately, TV makes it easier for the league to get off the hook.

NEW YORK TIMES

Plagiarizing former-Buzzfeed editor hired by National Review, an outlet he lifted from

"A little more than a month after he lost his job at BuzzFeed for widespread plagiarism, Benny Johnson has landed on his feet at National Review," where he will begin his work as social media director next week.

TALKING POINTS MEMO

Op-Poetry: A collection of opinionated poems

The Los Angeles Times picks the best from among submissions by nearly 1,000 of its readers for its second annual collection of Op-Ed poetry.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

David Horsey: Obama's vacation ends without disasters predicted by pundits

Never mind that vacations improve our productivity and extend our lifespans. The media demanded the president get off the golf course and be serious!

LOS ANGELES TIMES

The choices James Foley made

"Because it’s not worth your life. It’s not worth seeing your mother, father, brother, and sister bawling. You’re worrying about your grandmother dying because you’re in prison. It’s not worth these things." Foley said these words to an audience at Northwestern after he and two friends were kidnapped in Libya just before the fall of Qaddaffi.

THE NEW YORKER

Violence and the media: How to deal with the James Foley video?

Politico's Hadas Gold grapples with the recent release of the execution of James Foley and asks: How should journalists and media organizations respond to such news?

POLITICO

What a spouse's video tells us about NY Times reporter's coverage of Israel

A decade ago, the paper's public editor recommended that The Times put correspondents on the Palestinian side. It never happened. And its correspondent, its office and its bureau staff still live in the pro-Israel bubble.

THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

County questions reported sale price of former Everett newspaper property

Officials say the deal was strangely structured and the price appears low.

HERALD (EVERETT)

Censorship by HuffPo in UK shows the amazing extent of Europe's anti-Israel stance

The Huffington Post boasts about publishing everything to stir discussion. But, alas, a criticism of Hamas is simply unthinkable. 

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