File this one under "Incredibly Unsurprising"

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File this one under "Incredibly Unsurprising"
April 11th, 2016
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Musings from a Monday

"File this one under 'Incredibly Unsurprising,'" suggests Lisa Guerrero of CBS News, sharing that what's missing from Trump’s list of charitable giving is his own personal cash (a revelation shared 5,500+ times so far). It's true: of 4,844 listed donations the Trump campaign claims he made, not one was a personal gift of his own money. "As someone who used to cover nonprofits, I've always been fascinated by what counts as charitable giving," admits CNN's Eugene Scott. For example, Trump reportedly gave Serena Williams "a free ride ... on his plane & a free framed photo of herself" and declared that "charity." At VICEDavid Roth shrugs, "I enjoyed this. I knew Trump would be tacky and cheap, but the details were good." "Trump is as generous as Mr. Burns," concludes Carol Pogash. And also, who (or what) the heck is "BRIAN?!"We have to go with Texas Monthly's Erica Grieder on this one: "Good morning, America. With all due respect to aerosolized Ebola I'm now thinking we're all gonna die of pathos."

While we're on the topic of diseases, the CDC is sounding a warning on the Zika virus, calling it "scarier than we initially thought." "BREAKING: Zika virus carrying mosquitos have now been found in 30 US States. And the CDC says there are even MORE," shares Steve Eagar at KDFW. In other top news, Wall Street wages have doubled over the past 25 years while everyone else's languished."White line: Wall Street. Blue line: Everyone else. May be one item Bernie and Trump agree on," observes Jennifer Surane. And the New York Times points out that DeRay Mckesson won't be elected mayor of Baltimore. So why is he running?

Question of the day


Our last question asked:  For just $70 a month, a new service helps Silicon Valley men become better what? (And how?) A better boyfriend, by automatically sending presents and the like to your significant other on a monthly basis. Of course, this assumes that your significant other only cares about materialistic gestures as proof of your love!

Congratulations to Cindi Lash of Pittsburgh Magazine for being the very first to get that right! Honorable mentions go out to Lucia A. Walinchus (who wonders "Does this really work?"), Ken WalkerJudyth Mermelstein (who adds "Bah, humbug!"), Ron Casalotti and Mark Gibbs (who snarks "Yep, nothing says 'I love you' like outsourcing").

As for today's question, here it is: Ivanka Trump, the face of her dad’s "Get Out The Vote" effort, forgot to do what? 

Click here to submit your answers to @MuckRack. IMPORTANT: If you choose not to click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find it (the link will automatically do so for you)! 

... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!

Career Updates
Journo job moves for today


Your media manuevers worth noting for the day:

  • Filling in: Newcity anoints Adrienne Samuels Gibbs (at right) as interim senior editor, filling in for editor and publisher Brian Hieggelke. Gibbs hails from the Chicago Sun-Times, where she was a senior editor.
  • Covering California: Natalie Kitroeff links up with the LA Times as a reporter covering the Golden State's economy. Kitroeff joins from Bloomberg Businessweek, where she was a reporter.
  • Going full-timeRachel Pick boards Motherboard as social editor. This marks Pick's first full-time role at the publication after covering the technology beat as a contributor.
Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!
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