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Quote of the Day? Russell Crowe: "If Robin Hood was alive today he would be looking at media monopolization…"
Michael Kinsley slams Tea Party in new Atlantic as not really "patriotic." Piece titled: "My Country, Tis of Me."…. Mediaite notes new Birther conspiracy theory catching on at Google: the first three digits of the president’s social security number suggest something….fishy. Dive in, if you want.
Jim Hightower: The rightwing "loons" should stop suggesting the oil leak was an "act of God."
FLASH: Brooklyn’s The Hold Steady performing on Colbert tonight.
Salon: "The most influential conservative publication you’ve never heard of." It’s a newsletter called Imprimis. And now you’ve heard of it….Holiday Inn latest sponsor (now more than 100) to drops ads from Glenn Beck’s show.
Correction of the Day: The august BBC had to apologize for putting up a Web page devoted to ex-PM Gordon Brown’s "legacy" — and then leaving it blank.
Greg Sargent: While media focuses on Tea Party and rumbles on the right the big news in next week’s primaries may come on the left. …..Another liberal "Drudgey" site, via longtime blogger Oliver Willis, launched, National Confidential…..and new from the Free Press folks: Media Fail site with (obviously) plenty of blatant examples submitted by, and voted on, by readers.
Andy Borowitz tweets a "Lost" spoiler: "Six years have vanished and viewers will never get them back."
George Will, very uncomfortably, has had to face off against Al Sharpton, Bill Maher and our own Katrina vandenHeuvel in recent weeks on ABC’s "This Week," thanks to Jake Tapper at the helm, and now this Sunday he gets Glenn Greenwald.