FIRST CUTS: Cooper’s ratings slip; more layoffs at L.A. Times

Joe Pompeo

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

• The Murdoch shaving-cream-pie thrower is blogging from prison. (paidContent)

• Further layoffs are coming to the L.A. Times. (Fishbowl LA)

• Anderson Cooper's ratings have slipped in his new 8 p.m. time-slot on CNN. (Daily Intel)

• Fox Business Network bought an anti-CNBC ad in a Time Warner Cable slot that enabled it to run on CNBC. (Daily News)

• Jon Stewart asks why the media is ignoring Ron Paul. (Gawker)