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If 1 in 5 (in new Pew poll) think Obama is a Muslim I bet 4 in 5 think we have no troops left in Iraq, thanks to yesterday’s and today’s media angle. E.g. Michael Gordon, who wrote bad NYT pieces on Iraq WMD with Judy Miller, waits until 12th paragraph today to reveal 50,000 U.S. troops remain…..Mission Accomplished: Halliburton gets big contract to help develop new oil field in Iraq.
Andy Borowitz: "The withdrawal from Iraq is a withdrawal in the sense that Cher’s first farewell tour was a farewell."
AP fact check debunks falsehoods about proposed NYC Islamic center. Powerline blog guy mad that AP reported as fact that Obama is not a Muslim. AP memo advises staff against using "Ground Zero mosque." Good reason: not true…. Howard Dean on Countdown tonight defending his views on moving non-Ground Zero non-mosque.
High, hard one: Roger Clemens to be indicted on charges of false statements about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. And about time, as we were heading for extra innings.
Man, those were the days? Time complies a list of the ten things today’s kids will never experience, including camera film, the glory days of Nick At Nite, and music videos on MTV. What about reading a hardcover book? Or magazine in print?