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We will spend one more day with special focus on items about the Tucson massacre and related stories. Yes, I’m liveblogging WikiLeaks news and views again today, including Assange court hearing and arguments made there. Catch up on Monday in WikiLeaks wildness here.
Talking Points Memo: Before Shooting, A Campaign Season Rife With Gun Rhetoric.
Lawrence O’Donnell and Rachel Maddow last night with a strong focus on guns and violence. And Steve Yelvington tweets: "Gun nuts love everything about 2nd Amend except ‘well-regulated militia’ part, which seems to be written in invisible ink."
Jon Stewart’s sincere, if rambling, five-minute opening comments on Tuscon shootings. Rest of show, the usual.
A lot here from Greg Sargent on some in GOP hitting Palin now. Plus he cites: "Dana Milbank argues the criticism of Palin and her ‘chief spokesman’ Glenn Beck is well deserved: ‘Both are finally being held to account for recklessly playing with violent images in a way that is bound to incite the unstable.’"
Andy Borowitz tweets: "BREAKING: Fox Urges Hosts to Dial Down Rhetoric to ‘Hateful’."