“I am out of politics — and based on the ratings, so is CNN.” – Secretary John Kerry [at the Gridiron Club dinner]

John Cook to First Look Media; Sharyl Attkisson leaves CBS.

John Cook to First Look Media; Sharyl Attkisson leaves CBS.

LET’S hope that First Look Media hiring John Cook means that no one is safe from general disreputable behavior and outright crookery. Cook was the first to break the story on Canada’s Rob Ford, brutally going after the mayor who was lying about his drug habits.

From Dylan Byers:

Pierre Omidyar’s ‘First Look Media’ has hired Gawker editor John Cook to serve as editor-in-chief of “The Intercept,” its digital magazine, a source familiar with the move said Monday.

CBS has finally parted ways with Sharyl Attkisson, who has reportedly been trying to get out of her contract for quite some time. Attkisson has been unhappy with what she sees as bias at CBS. The story is that the split is amicable, which may mean there’s mutual relief. Her book could be quite an addition to the Obama administration history on media relations. It’s titled “Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth in Obama’s Washington.”