On The Menu: Letterman Scandal, Dick Cheney, Apple’s Tablet

Today’s media- bistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast featured a wrap-up of today’s biggest media headlines.

Hosts Jason Boog of GalleyCat and AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven opened the show with a discussion about David Letterman’s revelations of an extortion plot and sexual relationships with staffers.

“Letterman knows how to keep it real,” Matt said.

“He’s sort of a lightning rod,” Jason agreed.

“You can’t just blackmail a television person and not expect a full-blown story to follow,” Matt added.

Matt and Jason also discussed Dick Cheney’s memos and interviews in connection with the Valeria Plame leak, which will soon be released by court order. “Usually Freedom of Information Acts are more successful with older FBI files,” Jason said. “Something current like this is kind of rare.”

Also discussed: Sarah Palin’s memoir now tops Amazon’s best sellers list, even in pre-orders; Apple is planning to release large screen Tablet product that will allow readers to view magazines purchased through iTunes and TLC suspends production on “Jon & Kate Plus 8.”

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

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