WELCOME to the third edition of Daybook, our daily early a.m. collection of the greatest media hits and misses as we “limn the morning.” And return for updates as the day goes on, along with an "afternoon update" added at the top. Plus: Don’t forget to keep up with fresh items, events and analysis all day on Twitter @MediaFixBlog.
–We’ll be running a little lite today, as we’re also live-blogging the Brit election. Check that out, funny walks and all, right here. Don’t miss link to hysterical video at very bottom.
–Don’t miss "Sergio" doc on HBO tonight, about UN hero who died in Baghdad blast–based on Samantha Power’s book. I may even skip "The Office" myself.
–ProPublica’s daily selection of best investigative pieces around the Web.
—Wash Post ombud says that photo mixup–Obama and Malcolm X–likely a "hoax."
–Kremlin once again pushing adoration of Stalin? So says Newsweek.
–Wacky rightwing WorldNetDaily sent new anti-Obama book opus to reviewers, got some cranky replies–and publishes them.
–Dan Kennedy, at the Guardian, advises keeping public records–public.
–Pakistani sites respond to arrest of Times Square suspect.
TOP O’ THE MORNING
–Nick Kristof gets copy of report from president’s cancer panel coming later today calling for more regulations on chemicals to confront cancer. Also cites panel’s preference for filtering water, eating "organic food, checking radon levels in the home and microwaving food in glass containers rather than plastic." And he adds a passionate blog post where he admits he was once a "skeptic" on this, now a "convert."
–Follow The Guardian for full reports on Brit election results today–its own poll today shows Conservatives with strong 8% lead. The Sun meanwhile put Cameron, the Tory, on its front page in a takeoff on the Obama "Hope" cover, with huge words, "Our Only HOPE."
–Also on Brit election, wild collection of links, videos (including the candidates rapping), opinion, trends, predictions, from Andrew Sullivan last night.
–Mark Hosenball: Tail on Times Sq bomber broke down, and he spent two hours waiting for flight unwatched.