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COLUMBUS DISCOVERS… MONDAY
Despite major efforts to combat, soldier suicides not declining, actually going up. Of course, the wars and multiple tours, and poor economy back home, have also gone on, and on.
Media Matters out today with story and video on jailhouse interview with that man who was stopped as he planned to go to the Tides Foundation to kill people—inspired by his "teacher," Glenn Beck.
David Carr on Howie Kurtz leaving the Post and what this indicates about the digital/print media "divide," and more. Kurtz responds in tweet: "With my move to the Beast now likened to Dylan going electric, I feel like saying It Ain’t Me, Babe. Plus, I play piano."
Report: Huf Post spending $250,000 for buses to take people to Jon Stewart rally—and 11,000 have signed up already.
Carl Paladino, GOP candidate for governor in NY, in anti-gay rant, calls them "dysfunctional," after three gay men beaten and tortured in the Bronx. Carl claims he is the "religious values" candidate. This is the man who sent emails of woman having sex with horse—and had kid out of wedlock without telling his wife for nearly a decade…. Anti-gay riot in Serbia.
Lou Dobbs misrepresents The Nation article, Isabel Macdonald’s statements, during Virginia Tea Party speech.
Bad timing for Mark Halperin: His new column hed is "Obama in Jaws of Political Death," even as poll numbers rise…. Eugene Robinson tweets: "Listening to the punditocracy, you’d think Obama’s popularity was in a nosedive. Um, it’s not."
AIDING "SPICOLI" DEMOCRATS Facebook co-founders make big donations to pro-marijuana measure.