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11:55 AM ET, September 17, 2007


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Fox censors Sally Field's anti-war speech at Emmy's.  —  At tonight's Emmy Awards show, the audience cheered Sally Field's acceptance speech, which the recognized mothers of U.S. troops.  "Surely this [award] belongs to all the mothers of the world," she stated.  "May they be seen, may their work be valued and raised.
Tomoneil / Los Angeles Times:
Gold Derby by Tom O'Neil  —  Wow!  They censored Sally Field!  —  "If mothers ruled the world, there wouldn't be any god -" Emmy winner Sally Field said before the Emmycast cut off her sound and pointed the camera away from the stage so viewers would be distracted.
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Emmy Awards: Sally Field Censored by FOX  —  At last night's 59th Annual Emmy Awards, Sally Field, who won Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Nora Holden Walker in ABC's "Brothers and Sisters," was censored by FOX as she was about to make a point about the Iraq War.  —  Download (2507) |
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Sally silenced at the Emmys; Update: Sally backstage audio added!  —  Dissent ain't what it used to be, my friends.  But then, you knew that already.  —  Update: See Meryl Yourish's comment below.  —  Update: A tipster sends this snippet of Field backstage after the show.  Lambs to the slaughter!
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Schumer Eats His Words, Up-Chucks  —  Chuck Schumer has begun his rapid retreat from his statements of support for Michael Mukasey.  The New York Sun reports that Schumer, who had openly championed Mukasey as a "consensus candidate" to replace Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General …
Washington Post:
Bush Selects Ex-Judge as Attorney General Nominee  —  President Bush today announced his nomination of retired federal judge Michael B. Mukasey to become the nation's 81st attorney general, moving to install a law-and-order conservative at the Justice Department to help wage the war on terrorism …
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Sources: Mukasey to Accept AG Position
Discussion: CNN and Law Blog
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Clinton to offer health care plan  —  DES MOINES, Iowa - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is unveiling a sweeping health care proposal Monday that would require everyone to carry health insurance and offer federal subsidies to help reduce the cost of coverage.
Leonard Greene / New York Post:
Bob Woodward / Washington Post:
Greenspan: Ouster Of Hussein Crucial For Oil Security  —  Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, said in an interview that the removal of Saddam Hussein had been "essential" to secure world oil supplies, a point he emphasized to the White House in private conversations before the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Getting At 'The Truth'  —  We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you an important development from the media world.  —  Ron Brownstein has been a fixture at the Los Angeles Times for nearly two decades, an influential political reporter and talking head who delves into policy as well as campaign strategy.
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
'Help Wanted' Ad Belies Report on Iraq Security  —  A week ago today, Gen. David H. Petraeus started his rounds on Capitol Hill, reporting that security in Iraq was improving to the point that a small number of troops could begin coming home by year's end.  —  But 10 days ago …
'Meet the Press' transcript for Sept. 16, 2007  —  Sen. John Kerry, Sen. John McCain, Chris Cillizza, and Chuck Todd  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: The president restates his belief in the war.  —  PRES. GEORGE W. BUSH: We must help Iraq defeat those who threaten its future and also threaten ours.
Jules Crittenden:
Little Tet  —  Al-Qaeda announces its Ramadan offensive.
Discussion: Washington Post
Blackwater Security banned from Iraq  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Iraq's Interior Ministry has revoked the license of Blackwater USA, an American security firm whose contractors are blamed for a Sunday gunbattle in Baghdad that left eight civilians dead.  —  Sunday's firefight took place near Nusoor Square …
Scarecrow / Firedoglake:
Morning Cuppa Doin' the Math  —  After they get beyond their non-stop coverage of the arrest of O.J. Simpson, the media might get around to focusing on today's likely nomination of retired federal Judge Michael Mukasey to be the next Attorney General.  Looseheadprop already prepped us on Mukasey …
Washington Post:
Crocker Blasts Refugee Process  —  Iraqis Could Wait 2 Years for Entry, Ambassador Says  —  The U.S. ambassador to Iraq warned that it may take the U.S. government as long as two years to process and admit nearly 10,000 Iraqi refugees referred by the United Nations for resettlement to the United States …
Joshua Partlow / Washington Post:
State Dept. Convoy Attacked in Baghdad, Sparking a Shootout  —  Security Guards Kill 9 Civilians, Iraqis Say  —  A U.S. State Department motorcade came under attack in Baghdad on Sunday, prompting security contractors guarding the convoy to open fire in the streets.
Discussion: Air America Radio and Truthdig
Web site: O.J. demands heard on tape  —  LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) — O.J. Simpson walked into a Las Vegas hotel room barking orders, hurling profanities and repeatedly accusing someone of stealing his things, according to a recording that a celebrity news Web site claims came from the incident.
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