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12:50 PM ET, April 7, 2012

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Josh Barro / The Barrometer:
Why National Review Must Fire John Derbyshire  —  Last week, National Review Editor Rich Lowry wrote a column arguing that the Trayvon Martin case is a distraction, because the real problem facing black Americans is black on black crime.  And on Monday, he complained that some people had called him a bigot for writing the column.
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Alexander Nazaryan / NY Daily News:
How to succeed in racism without really trying: John Derbyshire tells his children to stay away from black people  —  Once in a while, I read something and think: Please, Lord, tell me that this is a joke.  Please, please tell me that a human being did not actually think these things and, worse yet, think to write them down.
David Weigel / Slate:
John Derbyshire's Advice for White People … - California Governor Frees Grandmother Wrongly Jailed in Shaken-Baby Death - Who Would Win a Fight Between Nurse Jackie and Carmela Soprano?  Edie Falco's Pick.  - Damsels in Distress: Whit Stillman.  Greta Gerwig.  College.  What Could Go Wrong?
Discussion: Riehl World View
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
NBC Fires Producer of Misleading Zimmerman Tape  —  NBC News has fired a producer who was involved in the production of a misleading segment about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.  —  The person was fired on Thursday, according to two people with direct knowledge of the disciplinary action …
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Uncorrected: Charles Blow Finally Returns To The Scene Of His Journalistic Crime  —  When last he wrote on the subject of Trayvon Martin Charles Blow focused, appropriately, on the grief of a family in shock.  In so doing, however, he emphasized the implausibility of George Zimmerman's self-defense claim …
Discussion: Instapundit and Gallup
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
NBC Producer Out But Unnamed
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
CNN proves “beyond a reasonable doubt” why cases should not be tried in the media
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
A sorry spectacle  —  Jay Cost takes a look back at Obama's public performances this week, as I did in “Twice in a lifetime,” and explains exactly what is happening: … Cost absolutely nails what is happening and what it portends for our future in this terrific column.
Discussion: The Other McCain
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Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
Morning Jay: A Sorry Spectacle  —  Many commentators have expressed outrage over the president criticizing Paul Ryan and demagoguing the Supreme Court.  Personally, I can't muster outrage.  I think it's just a sorry spectacle.  —  Somewhere along the line, Obama decided that his best path …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
John Holbo / Crooked Timber:
Needless To Say?  —  I'm a bit puzzled by Rich Lowry's degree of confidence that no one at NR agrees with what the Derb wrote.  After all, the Derb himself is at NR.  He was posting there as of two days ago.  Does this mean he's out at NR?  Is Radio Derb going to cease broadcasting its message of freedom?
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John Derbyshire / Taki's Magazine:
The Talk: Nonblack Version  —  There is much talk about “the talk.”  —  “Sean O'Reilly was 16 when his mother gave him the talk that most black parents give their teenage sons,” Denisa R. Superville of the Hackensack (NJ) Record tells us.  Meanwhile, down in Atlanta: “Her sons were 12 and 8 …
Paul Krugman:
On Ryan Apologists  —  In my next life I want to be a conservative policy scammer.  Think of how much nicer it would be.  Instead of constantly being accused of having evil motives, I'd be presumed to have noble intentions no matter how much the actual content of my policy proposals was at odds with such claims.
John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire:
Arby's Is Messing with the Wrong Slice of America  —  On Wednesday, Arby's inflamed the conservative blogosphere with the announcement on Twitter that it will no longer advertise on Rush Limbaugh's show.  Big mistake.  The statement probably would've blown over, like all the rest of them …
Discussion: iOwnTheWorld.com
Joseph Williams / Politico:
Obama reflects on Easter message  —  In his weekly address broadcast to the nation Saturday, President Barack Obama set aside political partisanship to reflect on the Easter holiday and the ancient religious story of Christ's resurrection, as an inspirational message for all Americans regardless of religious beliefs.
Discussion: The Hill
 
 
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At UK, Clarence Thomas talks about his upbringing, Supreme Court
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