Nick R. Martin

Nick Martin is an associate editor at TPM in New York City. He came to the site in 2011 as a reporter for TPMMuckraker. Previously, he worked in Arizona, first as a staff reporter for a local newspaper and later as a freelance journalist. He also ran the news blog Heat City. Contact him at nick@talkingpointsmemo.com

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CNN's coverage of the missing Malaysian airplane this week has been obviously embarrassing, what with its speculation of black holes and "the supernatural" and all that. But it's really nothing compared to what's been going on at its sister network HLN.

On last night's episode of "Dr. Drew On Call" -- yes, I know -- the hosts brought on a woman who describes herself as a psychic to discuss where the missing plane might be. What came next is about as low as it gets in the news business.

Conservative news sites were quick to pounce when a local news anchor claimed earlier this week that White House reporters submit their questions to press secretary Jay Carney in advance. They've been slower to correct the record now that the anchor has retracted her story (multiple times.)

The local news anchor who made waves for an epic blunder at the White House this week has released yet another statement changing her story about whether reporters are asked to submit questions to press secretary in advance.

Chris Christie likes to brag about how no one at his town halls has even mentioned the BridgeGate scandal since it broke wide open earlier this year. Well, that changed today.

The local news anchor who became an unwitting conservative hero when she said earlier this week that White House reporters give their questions to press secretary Jay Carney in advance has now retracted her claim. She said she didn't take notes when talking to Carney "off the record," and it sounds like she was generally confused all around. TPM's Tom Kludt has the details.

Apparently New Jersey State Police have been taking photographs of protestors at Gov. Chris Christie's town halls recently. Now the state attorney general, a Christie appointee, has told them to knock it off.

From the looks of it, this guy has more than one regrettable tattoo. But one in particular (guess which) led to an intense standoff with police in Maine this week. (Photo courtesy of The Waterville Morning Sentinel.)

OK, seriously, so what gives with CNN anchor Don Lemon? His coverage of the missing Malaysian jet this week would be comical if it wasn't about such a tragic event.

It's looking more likely this morning that the plane crashed in the ocean when it disappeared almost two weeks ago. Yet Lemon has spent the last several days exploring every crazy conspiracy theory on the internet, like something out of InfoWars or an Art Bell broadcast.

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