FIRST CUTS: CBS News execs talk subtle smack about Couric, Rather; Daily Beast kills

Dylan Stableford
The Cutline

Our list of stories that should be on your morning media menu:

• About 35 privacy-invasion lawsuits have been filed against News of the World so far. (WSJ)

• CBS News executives talk some subtle smack about Katie Couric, Dan Rather in front of the Television Critics Association. (TVNewser)

• CNBC axes a weekend show after a blog discovered its production company had ties to Malaysian politicians. (Sarawak Report)

• Mark Zuckerberg's sister Randi, director of marketing at Facebook, is leaving the company to launch her own startup. (ATD)

• As expected, the Daily Beast has killed (Observer)