David Taintor

David Taintor is a news editor at Talking Points Memo. Previously, he worked at NBC News and Adweek. He's a native of Minnesota. Reach him at taintor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

Articles by David

The iPhone 4S' digital assistant, Siri, is not actually pro-life -- Apple says a glitch is responsible for the phone's failure to direct users to abortion clinics in cities like New York and Washington.

Apple took some heat this week when users discovered that Siri could direct you to a strip club or escort service, but not, say, a Planned Parenthood clinic, Raw Story pointed out Tuesday. The ACLU even started a petition asking Apple to update its software, and NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation urged Apple to provide more information about the software, the Washington Post reports.

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Jon Stewart just couldn't help himself.

The Daily Show on Wednesday dedicated an entire segment having a laugh at NBC Nightly News' expense. On Tuesday, during Brian Williams' broadcast, an incessant fire alarm rang out in the newsroom. Williams -- Mr. Television that he is -- handled the situation gracefully. But Stewart couldn't let it slide.

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Being mayor of New York is awesome, Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday during a speech at MIT.

"I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world," Bloomberg said, according to the New York Observer. "I have my own State Department, much to Foggy Bottom's annoyance. We have the United Nations in New York, and so we have an entree into the diplomatic world that Washington does not have."

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