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Tom Kludt

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 tom@talkingpointsmemo.com.

Articles by Tom

Chuck Todd has made a concerted effort to talk to conservative media outlets since he took over as host of NBC's "Meet the Press." In September, he characterized an interview with Breitbart — during which he was asked repeatedly about liberal bias in the press — as "a step in the rehabilitation of my business.”

Now that he's promoting a book that promises to provide a "gripping account of Obama's White House tenure," Todd is going back to those same sources, and being asked the same questions.

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The New York Times has been on a bit of a roll with its coverage on the preferential treatment afforded to members of Florida State University's much-heralded football team.

Earlier this year, Walt Bogdanich wrote a lengthy piece on the school's flawed investigation of Jameis Winston, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback who was accused of sexual assault. Last month, Bogdanich teamed up with Mike McIntire to report on how Tallahassee police have routinely "soft-pedaled allegations of wrongdoing" by a number of different Seminoles players.

The Times continued that tradition on Friday with another story by Bodanich and McIntire. The two scribes reported that P.J. Williams, a starting cornerback for the defending national champions, was slapped with mere traffic tickets for what was initially labeled a criminal hit and run. It was the last straw for Seminoles fans.

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