Daily View 2×2: 14 January 2010

Good morning afternoon and welcome to Daily View on a largely uneventful day in history. 152 years ago today, Napoleon III wasn’t assassinated. It’s the day Martin Niemöller was born, the author of the words about Holocaust victims, “First they came for the communists, but I was not a communist so I did not speak out.”

Today Richard Briers, Faye Dunaway and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall are celebrating birthdays, and we remember Lewis Carroll’s death.

2 Big Stories

Haiti victim search

All the papers lead today with news of the continuing search for survivors amongst the debris following the massive earthquake in Haiti.

Times: Race against time for Haiti earthquake aid
Telegraph: Race to save thousands of lives
Daily Mail: Haiti razed to the ground: Horrifying new pictures reveal extent of earthquake destruction
Guardian: International teams join Haiti rescue operation

Ten years of Popbitch

The Indy reports how a cult internet newsletter changed gossip magazines forever.

In the site’s early years, the Beckhams were quinteIn the site’s early years, the Beckhams were quintessential Popbitch fodder. Known to the mailout’s recipients as “Derek” (David was introduced as “Derek” at an event in the US in 2003 and the name stuck) and “Skeletor”, Posh and Becks produced some of the site’s most famous – and notorious – scoops. In 2002, Popbitch was the first to report that Victoria was pregnant with the couple’s second son, Romeo. It published allegations of David’s infidelity 18 months before the tabloids. And a regular Popbitch poster broke the news of the footballer’s move from Manchester to Madrid more than four months before the mainstream press had the story.

2 Must-Read Blog Posts

What are other Liberal Democrat bloggers saying? Here are two posts that have caught the eye from the Liberal Democrat Blogs aggregator:

Spotted any other great posts in the last day from blogs that aren’t on the aggregator? Do post up a comment sharing them with us all.

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  • Hmm, a blog post about a blog post about a tweet which is updated with another tweet… and people ask why “Internet campaigning” is seen as an insular exercise in mutual masturbation.

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