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Don’t miss: Think Progress wih partial transcript (and fact-checking) of Liz Cheney, Arianna, Markos, George Will on ABC’s "This Week" today, with a debunking of Liz defending Halliburton, dad and Bush.
Murder most fowl? Scientists debate killing or cleaning birds soiled by Gulf oil spill. … Almost endless number of Beatles songs McCartney could have sung at White House this week to hit BP. My pick: "Blackbird." …. I’m considering starting a Twitter feed: "Shit BP Says." Think there’s a TV sit-com in it? MIchael Sheen as Anthony Heyward? Bill Nighy?
Warning sign at BP gas station: "You are responsible for spills." …. From that faux @BPGlobalPR twitter feed: "Words can not express how sorry we are. So we are going to stop apologizing and just give our investors 10 billion dollars."
NYT today assesses, gasp, some new sentiment in D.C. that, surprise, maybe Israel is hurting us these days…. . IDF admits it doctored audio of boat capture to make passengers seems like anti-Semites. Max Blumenthal: Glenn Kessler of Wash Post must correct story. ... Foreign Policy: Must-read account of effects of blockade in Gaza….. As usual, more tough analysis and critical opinion on Israel at Israeli paper Haaretz than in American media….. Horrid: AP interviews Portland, Maine, filmmaker who was on flotilla ship — first-hand account of attack, then to prison and beatings there…. Glenn Greenwald tweets: "Amazing to watch how long-time U.S. ally -Turkey -is transformed into The Enemy as soon as it has conflict with Israel."