Clinton's cloud-to-silver lining ratio

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Clinton's cloud-to-silver lining ratio
July 5th, 2016
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You may or may not have noticed that July has officially kicked off with a bang! So here's Muck Rack's monthly top picks of the 5 links we loved in June.

News this Tues


"Clinton's cloud-to-silver lining ratio today: not ideal," posits Rebecca Sinderbrand with the Washington Post, where colleague Chris Cillizza is arguing that Hillary Clinton’s email problems might be even worse than we thought (at 12,000+ shares). That take from the Washington Post piece comes, of course, as a response to the statement by FBI Director James B. Comey in which the FBI recommended no charges be made against Clinton for her use of personal email. But Cillizza points out that despite this decision not to indict, it's "hard to read Comey’s statement as anything other than a wholesale rebuke of the story Clinton and her campaign team have been telling ever since the existence of her private email server came to light in spring 2015." Elsewhere in the press, media members also appear split on the decision. National Review's Andrew McCarthy describes it as the FBI rewriting federal law to let Hillary off the hook and The Street's Bret Jensen calls it the "Biggest miscarriage of jtce since OJ," but MTV's Jamil Smith takes a different stance: "She f***ed up. She got scolded for it by a guy who says the Ferguson Effect is real. It's all a bad look. Moving on." Blogger Greg Mitchell rebills the news as "Bernie or Busters devastated" while freelance journalist Salil Tripathi observes, "This should be the end of that road ... but something tells me that Trump will persist...."

Anyway, for the TL;DR crowd, here's Comey's decision boiled down to one key paragraph.


In other investigations, The Observer reports a Chris Christie mentor who was appointed by the governor will plead guilty to a single felony charge later this week. "Hmmm...this story by Kushner family friend sourced to 'former prosecutor with intimate knowledge of Bridgegate,'" muses NYT's Michael Barbaro. "The Observer is giving us lots of interesting things today…notice byline, consider relationships behind the scenes," advises Politico's Hadas Gold. In case you missed it, Gold is making a reference to the open letter The Observer posted to publisher Jared Kushner, "from one of your Jewish employees" after Kushner's father-in-law Donald Trump made some unfortunate tweet imagery decisions, to put it lightly. Meanwhile, Fortune's Carol J. Loomis spent her Fourth of July trading emails with an irritable Elon Musk, who's claiming Tesla's recent autopilot death is "not material" to shareholders. "Should @elonmusk have told shareholders about fatal autopilot crash? Seems material to me," tweets Fortune colleague Alan Murray. And at The GuardianRafael Behr takes one more look at "how 'remain' failed" with an inside story of a doomed campaign. "This deep article about the Brexit Remain campaign failed is also an indictment of UK 'journalism'," columnist Dan Gillmor concludes.

Question of the day


Our last question asked: The Toast's farewell edition (sniff!) featured a post from whom? That would be Hillary Clinton, of course.

Kudos to Lucia A. Walinchus of Professional News Services for being the very first to get that right! Honorable mentions go out to Maureen MacGregorSamantha Allen (who notes Clinton "lends her voice to what should be obvious: we need more female voices heard"), Matt NagelInfinite JessCraig Pittman (who points out HRC "thinks your hair is fine just the way it is"), Tiffany R. JansenMark Gibbs (who thinks it's Clinton just "trying to look cool and relatable") and Chris Lombardi for all answering correctly, as well!

As for today's question, here it is: NASA made what big announcement today?

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 Tuesday


Your career moves to know for today:

  • Sandra Gonzalez (at right) is now a writer at CNN Entertainment. Gonzalez had been senior TV reporter at Mashable.
  • Ariba Alvi joins Allure as associate social media producer at. Previously Alvi was a freelance digital journalist at Annenberg Media.
  • Carla Hay is now senior editor at BizBash. Hay most recently served as an arts and entertainment writer at
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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