FIRST CUTS: Police afraid of News of the World?; Nancy Grace defends Casey coverage

Joe Pompeo
Media Reporter
The Cutline

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

• Did London police investigators soften their News of the World investigation out of fear of tabloid retaliation? (New York Times)

• With the BSkyB deal on the verge of collapse, News Corp. has moved to delay the deal in an attempt to save it. (New York Times)

• Did HuffPo suspend a blogger for doing what she was told to do? (Gawker)

• Nancy Grace defended her aggressive Casey Anthony coverage to Bill O'Reilly. (Business Insider/The Wire)

• Lawrence O'Donnell slammed Newsweek for its Sarah Palin cover. (Mediaite)