Tom Kludt is a reporter for Talking Points Memo based in New York City, covering media and national affairs. Originally from South Dakota, Tom joined TPM as an intern in late-2011 and became a staff member during the 2012 election. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before settling on Chuck Todd, NBC executives seriously considered tapping Jon Stewart to serve as the new moderator of "Meet the Press," according to a report from New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman.
When New York Times columnist David Brooks revealed last month that his son is serving in the Israeli military, plenty of questions followed: Should Brooks have been more open about that fact? Should it preclude him from writing about Israel? Is it any different from a columnist with a child serving in the U.S. military?
We learned Wednesday that the revelation has even brought about a minor disagreement between two Times editors.
A South Dakota lawmaker said she received angry phone calls earlier this week after TPM highlighted a newspaper column in which she shared a joke about President Obama being a Muslim terrorist. But the way she sees it, her critics are just a bunch of humorless wet blankets.