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PBC News & Comment: Boston Bombing Reminder to Media: Get it Right!

Corporate media compete to cover/exploit Boston Marathon bombing; PBC says, “better to get it right than get it first”… we scrimp to pay the IRS on Tax Day, here’s a list of 16 hugely profitable corporations that paid no taxes

–Carnival cruise line refuses to pay $800,000 for rescue of ship in Gulf of Mexico, despite $12 billion in profits

–“Gitmo is killing me”, writes Yemeni in NY Times op-ed

–Gitmo prisoners fight back with broomsticks as guards force them into single cells

–Jason Leopold starts new “Gitmo Update” feature at Truthout

–Leopold’s occasional reporting partner, Dr. Jeff Kaye, has an important story about a Saudi man being held at a supermax prison in Colorado

–Steve Horn reports that the firm Witt O’Brien’s is handling the tar sands pipeline spill in Arkansas, and they have a bad record

–Exxon’s major spill in Mayflower, Arkansas is not “oil”, so it has not been paying into a federal oil pipeline spill fund

–Horn is co-author of this report from Truthout about connections between University of Wisconsin/Madison and a new university in Kazakhstan

–California Gov. Jerry Brown first says he will fight federal control of state prisons, then says he will make a plan to comply with order to reduce prison population: is this “Willie Horton” insurance?

–with supermajorities in both houses of the California legislature, Dems have rare opportunity to fix Prop 13

–podcast listener Mike Roper, a taxi driver in NYC, has novel idea for recruiting new subscribers

–Horn also just published this story