WELCOME to the second 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.
–Timing is everything: Newsweek chief Jon Meacham on Daily Show tonight–on day Wash Post announces plan to sell. At least Meacham has new PBS gig succeeding (?) Bill Moyers.
–Krugman in blog post hits the media’s rampant "Katrina revisionism" that softens Bush’s misdeeds.
–Limbaugh and others who claimed TImes Square suspect is "registered Democrat" were simply making it up.
–Will Bunch, author and ace blogger at Philly Daily News, on the "taserification" of America, taking you from that Phillies game to Arizona.
–Joe the Plumber got elected to — something — in Ohio.
–Think Progress wonders why it so long for media to point out that one of the vendors who gave key tip on Times Square case was also a Muslim.
–What happens in AZ is everyone’s business, by columnist (and wife of Sherrod Brown) Connie Schultz.
–See my new post on upcoming Hollywood flick on "Plame/CIA Leak Case" — it’s Jaws with Cheney as shark?
–If you haven’t caught up with Steve Nash-led move by Phoenix Suns to wear "Los Suns" uniforms tonite to protest Arizona immigration law.
TOP O’ THE MORNING
—Stellar NYT wrapups on Times Sq terror case, how it got solved and nearly didn’t.
—James Fallows wrote a terrific post at his Atlantic blog responding to those who, in the wake of a terror incident, call for all kinds of absurd crackdowns. Fallows imagined airport security checking everyone who entered Times Square. Now he’s also posted reader reactions—scroll and find both pieces here.
—Full reports on some interesting primary results last night at the Wash Post’s new Politics site.
—Jon Stewart last night complained about God flooding Nashville after New Orleans—like old man upstairs pounding on your ceiling with his broom yelling at you to "turn down the music."