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Mrs. Warren’s Profession: WSJ on Eliz Warren — yes, please pick her to head consumer agency.
Obama calls, chats with Shirley Sherrod for seven minutes. No beer summit with Breitbart, thank god.
NYT slams White House on Sherrod firing but does not mention Breitbart etc. Josh Marshall at TPM says Obama and Vilsack not the true evildoers here, e.g. "most reporters are simply cowed by Fox and Breitbart and Beck and the rest of the organized forces of bamboozlement." Stephen Engelberg of ProPublica also slams media here and offers advice. Scott Rosenberg: Why are Politico, NPR, other media not calling Breitbart out on his serial deceptions? White House spokesman Gibbs also hits the media which will irk the media. Horrible AP story on "black racism" relying on rightwingers Breitbart, Gallagher as experts.
Proud of former Nation intern, Nick Clegg, Britain’s own Deputy Prime Minister, who is in trouble for calling the Iraq War "illegal" on the floor of the House of Commons…. Respected historian Bruce Cumings with new book exploding Korean War myths, how that shapes North Korea today, U.S. "genoicde," napalming, and carpetbombing in that war — and a dig at David Halberstam.