Awful person gets comeuppance awfully fast

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Awful person gets comeuppance awfully fast
December 17th, 2015
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"Awful Person Gets Comeuppance Awfully Fast," NYT's Dave Itzkoff suggests as an alternative headline to the one trumpeting the arrest of Martin Shkreli, the "boyish drug company entrepreneur" who recently earned infamy for jacking up the cost of a life-saving pill (at 21,400+ shares full of schadenfreude right now). According to Bloomberg's Christie Smythe and Keri Geiger, the charges against him "has nothing to do with pharmaceutical costs but suggests he was running a Madoff-style Ponzi scheme on a much smaller scale." "Shkreli securities fraud charges unrelated to despicable drug pricing outlook -- but bad morals throughout," concludes Yahoo's Nicole Sinclair.  "K for Karma!" chimes in freelance journalist Bonnie Rochman. "Authorities could seize the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang album bought by indicted pharma CEO Martin Shkreli for $2 million," notices Daniel Miller with the LA Times. "There is good news in the land," decides Bill Lambrecht. "I bet this guy doesn’t even really like Wu-Tang," sniffs independent journo Tim Carmody


In other trending news among media, it's Sheldon Adelson's son-in-law who orchestrated his family's purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "When you're super rich and need a paper bulhorn. And caucuses are around the corner. This is what you do," points out Steve Chiotakis at KCRW LA. "Big kudos to Las Vegas Review-Journal staff for revealing - against management wishes - who bought their paper," adds Richard Pérez-Peña at the New York Times. Speaking of the Times, they've offered up a spell-binding investigation of Navy SEALs, a beating death and claims of a cover-up. "Spc David Walker is a hero for his service in Afghanistan, and for speaking publicly about the abuses he saw there," declares Dan Levine with Reuters. And in politics, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert reportedly is recovering from stroke.

Question of the day


Our last question asked: A Wheaton college professor has been placed on leave after doing what? Wearing a hijab in solidarity with Muslim women, although the university insists it was her statements, not the hijab, that forced their decision. (Note, for clarification sake: she is not the woman pictured at left! But did you know there are hijab-wearing tutorials? Well, there are).

Congratulations to Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times for being the very first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions go out to Sarah ScintoThomas FeyerLori FriedmanKen WalkerJohn WallKevin WileyDagmar EbaughFabiola CamachoVige BarrieLucia A. WalinchusCindi LashMark GibbsMargo Howard (who notes "Pope made the same remark"), Robin TierneyRon Casalotti and Hollywood Highlands for also getting it exactly right.

As for today's question, here it is, and we promise it will be more mirthful: Uproxx just redesigned every NFL logo as 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 Thursday


Your career moves to know:

  • Tomorrow is Emma Dumain's last day at CQ Roll Call as their house leadership reporter. Dumain (at right) will be the Charleston Post and Courier's new D.C. correspondent beginning in January.
  • Peter Celauro joins Group Delphi as brand journalist. Celauro joins from Pond Trade Magazine, where he was editor.
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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