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Paul Krugman in column on how we are, like never before, "punishng the jobless" ends by quoting my man, Upton Sinclair… New NY Magazine profile of David Brooks just posted, calling him both "irrelevant" and "essential." Well, they are half right.
David Carr: Chicago trial reveals increasing problem of gaps in media coverage—fewer reporters, fewer probes, lessx expertise. And here Carr looks behind the Dave Weigel flap, concluding that he "was the victim of a ‘not invented here’ reflex that many legacy media companies still possess. He was not, as they say, ‘one of us,’ but one of ‘them,’ brought in to sprinkle new-media pixie dust on a mainstream newspaper that was hemmed in by political and journalistic convention." More from Howie Kurtz on the Weigel case—obviously more friendly to the Post.
Rick Herztberg in The New Yorker probes why rightwingers hate football… er, soccer.
Remember de-throned Miss USA, Carrie Prejean? Just married Oakland Raiders QB Kyle Boller.
Fareed Zakaria on CNN calls Afghanistan a "real" but "small" problem and U.S. effort is disproportionate…. Rand Paul backs MIchael Steele’s original call for Afghan pullout and points out it IS Obama’s war of choosing–choosing to send more troops, in any case. But most top Repubs hit Steele’s view… Meanwhile, Tea Partiers rip Paul for taking DC money.