FRIDAY’S LINKS: U.S. Papers Close Canada Bureaus, ‘South Florida Sun-Sentinel’ Buyouts, Pundits ‘Lazy’

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, Eric Alterman doesn’t have a very high opinon of punditocracy, thoughts on newspaper blogs, and new leadership for Wall Street Journal’s Money & Investing section.

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The Nation: To put it bluntly, most MSM pundits are lazy, ill informed and in thrall to the specious arguments of the powerful people they are supposed to critique, writes Eric Alterman.

The Rake: Par Ridder showing interest in moving to the Star Tribune eight months ago — last August — long before former publisher J. Keith Moyer stepped down.

CJR Daily: The Wall Street Journal’s Money & Investing section is getting some new leadership.

Wall Street Journal: Dow Jones & Co. has come under scrutiny for allowing a Silicon Valley reporter to invest in a Web concern that deals with Internet start-ups.

Agora Vox: Fundamentally, most reporters writing blogs are doing so because they have to do it; not because they want to do it. As a result, these blogs lack passion and enthusiasm, writes Mark Evans.

Eat the Press: Fare thee well, North Country — Last U.S. paper to close Canadian bureau.

Broward-Palm Beach New Times: Eighteen South Florida Sun-Sentinel vets have taken a buyout offer.

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