Los Angeles 'quiet' after Williams execution
Joe Strupp / Editor and Publisher:
Update: 'Wash Post' Editor and Others Want Froomkin Column Renamed—But Online Chief Says No — NEW YORK After two days of controversy, several newsroom staffers at The Washington Post, including Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr., said today they do not object to online columnist Dan Froomkin's …
Jay Rosen / PressThink:
John Harris and Jim Brady Get Into It About "White House Briefing." Dan Froomkin Replies. — PressThink interviews two key players in a dispute at the Washington Post over Dan Froomkin's Web column, White House Briefing. National politics editor John Harris, and washingtonpost.com's …
Marty Kaplan / The Huffington Post:
Journalism's Slo-Mo Suicide — Dan Froomkin's "White House Briefing" column, which appears on washingtonpost.com, is a sparkling daily anthology of the deceit, disingenuousness, evasiveness, hypocrisy and lack of accountability of the W administration. What Froomkin does is artfully compile links …
Brad DeLong / Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal:
The Future of the Washington Post — Washington Post national political editor John Harris launches a creepy assault on Dan Froomkin's Post Online White House Briefing column http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/ content/blog/2005/12/12/BL2005121200655 _ pf.html.
Jane Hamsher / firedoglake:
Fire in the Cat House — Holy s**t some people just don't know when to shut up. I mentioned yesterday that the Washington press corps has no idea of the smoldering public rage that threatens to engulf them, but I had no idea that it was about ready to immolate WaPo's National politics editor John Harris so quickly.
Sarah Kershaw / New York Times:
Stanley Tookie Williams, Crips Gang Co-Founder, Is Executed — SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13 - Stanley Tookie Wiliams, a condemned gangster whose execution drew more national and international attention than any here in decades, was executed by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 12:35 this morning at San Quentin State Prison.
Vanessa Gera / Associated Press:
Europeans Outraged at Schwarzenegger — VIENNA, Austria - The execution of convicted killer Stanley Tookie Williams sparked outrage Tuesday throughout Europe, which has a deep aversion to capital punishment sustained by the painful memory of state-organized murder during the Nazi era.
Patrick May / Mercury News:
Los Angeles 'quiet' after Williams execution
Hillary Profita / CBS News:
Cory Maye: "An Interesting Test Of The Power Of The Blogosphere." — While the fate of Stanley "Tookie" Williams drew plenty of attention in the in the mainstream media, many in the blogosphere - on the right and the left (Battlepanda has assembled a list of them, conveniently organized …
Mark Kleiman / The Huffington Post:
Blogger Power and Cory Maye — Cory Maye — in case you haven't been following Radley Balko — is a black man with no criminal record condemned to death in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi, for shooting a police officer who broke down his door in the middle of the night looking for a drug stash that wasn't there.
Update 1: Prosecutor Issues Subpoenas in DeLay Case — A Texas prosecutor has issued subpoenas for bank records and other information of a defense contractor involved in the bribery case of a California congressman as part of the investigation of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.
Bush Job Approval at 38% After edging above 40%, it fades again — President Bush's job approval rating languishes under 40%, despite an upturn in the economy and a public relations onslaught defending the role of the U.S. military in rebuilding Iraq, a new telephone poll by Zogby International shows.
Karen W. Arenson / New York Times:
Saudi Prince Gives Millions to Harvard and Georgetown — Harvard University and Georgetown University each announced yesterday that they had received $20 million donations from Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, a Saudi businessman and member of the Saudi royal family, to finance Islamic studies.
Brad / THE BRAD BLOG:
EXCLUSIVE: SECURITIES FRAUD LITIGATION FILED AGAINST DIEBOLD, INC! — Eight Current and Former Executives Named as Co-Defendants, Including former CEO O'Dell and New CEO Swidarski — Class Action Suit Alleges Fraud, Insider Trading, Manipulation of Stock Prices, Concealment of Known Flaws …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Arctic Oil Gets an Administration Gusher — Interior Secretary Gale Norton, campaigning to win oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, had the urgency of a saleswoman falling short of her monthly quota. — "ANWR would supply every drop of petroleum for Florida for 29 years …
Is the Pentagon spying on Americans? — Secret database obtained by NBC News tracks 'suspicious' domestic groups … By By Lisa Myers, Douglas Pasternak, Rich Gardella and the NBC Investigative Unit — WASHINGTON - — Lisa Myers — A year ago, at a Quaker Meeting House in Lake Worth …
Navid Iqbal / dailyrecord.com:
Newsweek's Fineman blasts Bob Woodward — Political reporter says famed journalist's mission has changed — DAILY RECORD — MADISON — Howard Fineman, Newsweek's chief political correspondent, said Monday night in the first program of a Drew University lecture series …
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