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THURSDAY WITH A CUPPA JOE
NPR axes Juan Williams for remarks about Muslims on Fox, where he has long served as quasi-liberal. See my wrapup here at Media Fix on reactions from left to right. And here’s link to some of his statements.
Who’s sorry now? Ginni Thomas canceling all sorts of things after Anita Hill "apology phone call" ruckus.… Wash Post finds new source backing up Hill’s portrait of bad Clarence Thomas…. Andy Borowitz: Three things to do when Clarence Thomas’s wife calls you. Plus one final note: "if you get a call in the middle of the night and there is silence on the other end, that is not Virginia Thomas. That is Clarence Thomas."
Great op-ed by Timothy Egan, "John Roberts’ America"—on hideous fallout of SCOTUS ruling on campaign funding in Colo.
Christine O’Donnell on TV this morning now says she regrets her "not a witch" ad and says on Halloween she may go as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz because "she killed a witch."
Watch Jon Stewart on Larry King talking about the big rally coming up. Also a Maddow highlight. Brian Stelter of NYT has good new feature called "Night Watch" with cable show video.
Democracy Now: Former FOX News employee sues, says fired b/c he complained about "racist, sexist, and extremely offensive comments."
ISRAELI VERSION OF TALIBAN Juan Cole: Torching of West Bank Girls’ School, Destroy Olive Trees