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EVER ON SUNDAY
Maureen Dowd: Sherrod screwup proves Obama White House "too white"and Rep. Clyburn agrees he "needs more black people around him." …. Van Jones: "Shirley Sherrod and Me." Frank Rich: Vilsack doesn’t deserve to keep his job. But plenty of blame to go around on Sherrod. Frank also provides a good "Mad Men" spoiler.
Andy Borowitz tweets: ‘MAD MEN’ SPOILER: Don and the gang are oblivious about future historical events, making the audience feel superior."
Charles Kaiser at the Hillman Foundation on The Shame of the Fourth Estate. He means the mainstream media elevating rightwingers like Beck, Limbaugh, Breitbart
NYT editorial declares flatly: Obama needs to nominate Eliz Warren. "The banks don’t oppose her because she doesn’t get it, they oppose her because she does." Al Frnaken endorsed her at Netroots Nation last night. TPM has plenty of Netroots nation updates.
Obama addreses Netroots Nation, saying he knows they feel change has been so slow. Includes clips of Maddow hailing what he HAS accomplished.
5 more Americans killed in Afghanand search goes on for two missing (one may be dead).
Analysis shows SCOTUS under Roberts even more conservative than you think.
Plame Speaking: See my new interview with Valerie Plame Wilson on nuclear abolition and "Countdown to Zero" film. And: What about that Valerie Plame actton figure?
SATURDAY IN PARK
The great Daniel Schorr has died at 93. Worked at NPR right up to July 10. Rare media guy who got MORE hard-hitting as aged. Once had lunch with him and had a blast. … NYT obit reveals paper did not hire Schorr because it already had "too many Jewish bylines."