WELCOME TO DAYBOOK, our daily collection of media and politics hits/misses plus fun videos and (at the bottom) a music pick. Return for updates during the day. Keep up with fresh items via @gregmitch at Twitter. E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out my new book on a wild left-wing campaign and the birth of "media politics" here.
Sadly, a decline in interest, hits and money for invaluable online chronicler of deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan, iCasuatlies.org. “We had 50 US deaths in Afghanistan last month, and we are on course for 50 deaths this month, but it is not talked about,” Michael White said. “It is not on the nightly news.”
Hillary Clinton asked if she would endure an airport TSA patdown: "Not if I could avoid it. No. I mean, who would?"…. Warning: This may be the worst TSA "patdown" story you will read. …. Or: TSA forces breast cancer survivor, a veteran flight attendant, to remove prosthetic. Stories like these reportedly leading to some easing of enforcement.
Documentary on John Lennon’s years in New York, LennonNYC, debuts tonight on PBS. See my new piece, anecdotes about my contact with John during the 1970s, and video excerpt here.
Angry Krugman on GOP blocking everything, from arms control to extending unemploymen benefits, unless they win, titled, There Will Be Blood: "My sense is that most Americans still don’t understand this reality. They still imagine that when push comes to shove, our politicians will come together to do what’s necessary. But that was another country."