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10:55 AM ET, April 7, 2012

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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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Michael Miller / Riptide 2.0:
Armed Neo-Nazis Now Patrolling Sanford, Say They Are “Prepared” For Post-Trayvon Martin Violence  —  Neo-Nazis are currently conducting heavily armed patrols in and around Sanford, Florida and are “prepared” for violence in the case of a race riot.  The patrols are to protect …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
NBC Producer Out But Unnamed  —  The NY Tmes breaks its Trayvon Martin silence long enough to report at one of their blogs that an unnamed NBC producer has been fired as a result of the doctored Zimmerman “He looks black” report.  —  The people with direct knowledge of the firing characterized …
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
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 …
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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
Jennifer Hewlett / Lexington Herald-Leader:
At UK, Clarence Thomas talks about his upbringing, Supreme Court  —  His joking remarks gave his audience little doubt about his political views.  —  After congratulating the University of Kentucky men's basketball team for winning the school's eighth NCAA national championship this week …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Laurence H. Tribe / CNN:
The 5th Circuit Court's insult to Obama
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
National Review Writer Pens Racist Screed: ‘Avoid Concentrations Of Blacks,’ ‘Stay Out Of’ Their Neighborhoods  —  Popular conservative columnist and National Review writer John Derbyshire topped all of his previous racist screeds (and sexist rants) today by posting a long breakdown …
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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.
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 …
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
Dawson Bell / Detroit Free Press:
Michigan House Republicans want immediate effect powers back  —  LANSING - Republicans in the state House have asked the state Court of Appeals to strike down an injunction issued earlier this week that impaired their authority to give immediate effect to legislation and nullified immediate effect …
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Wasserman Schultz payoff to big Dem donor with DNC job for daughter  —  What should have been a two-bit, one-day, not-really-scandal involving photos Dani Gilbert, the new DNC liason to the Jewish community, took a few years back is turning into something much more.
Chris Wilson / ABCNEWS:
Checking Santorum's delegate math: Are Romney's numbers really inflated?  —  According to a campaign strategist for Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney doesn't have anywhere near the number of delegates that both his campaign and most media outlets report.  —  A memo by strategist John Yob …
Discussion: CNN
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  WASHINGTON — A Wisconsin law that made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court was repealed on Thursday, after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) quietly signed the bill.
 
 
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