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7:50 PM ET, October 13, 2007


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Tim Lambert / Deltoid:
The Washington Post's war on Gore  —  In my post on the decision by Justice Burton to allow the showing of An Inconvenient Truth because it was "broadly accurate" I listed some of the reporters who wrongly claimed that the judge decided that AIT had nine errors.  Mary Jordan's story was particularly bad.
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
The Trivial Pursuit  —  Yesterday began with the gratifying news that Al Gore, derided by George H.W. Bush as the "Ozone Man," had won the Nobel Peace Prize.  —  The first thing media types wanted to know was whether this would prompt Mr. Gore to elbow his way into the presidential campaign.
Jonathan Chait / Los Angeles Times:
Al Gore: the anti-Bush
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Sanchez' Message  —  It seems that half of the message retired General Richard Sanchez intended to deliver missed the cut at most newsrooms, and with most bloggers.  Typical among the reports of his blistering oration is the front-page treatment given by the Washington Post's Josh White …
Hindrocket / Power Line:
A TREE FALLS IN THE FOREST  —  If the Bush administration gets attacked, the press will report it.  But what if someone attacks the press?  If the attack goes unreported, did it ever really happen?  —  Today General Ricardo Sanchez gave a speech to the Military Reporters and Editors' annual conference …
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
SANCHEZ AND THE PRESS....Matt Yglesias takes note of former Lt. Gen. Rick Sanchez's Friday blast at everyone but himself over our failure in Iraq, but then says: … Actually, not quite.  It's true that Sanchez didn't pretend that things are going well in Iraq, but he spent the entire …
Discussion: TIME and TBogg
New York Post:
THE NEW YORK CRIMES  —  MEDAL OF DIS-HONOR FOR THE GRAY LADY  —  The posthumous award of the nation's highest battlefield honor to a Long Island war hero has become an other black mark for the Gray Lady.  —  The New York Times carried not a whisper of news yesterday about the bestowal …
Washington Post:
Former CEO Says U.S. Punished Phone Firm  —  Qwest Feared NSA Plan Was Illegal, Filing Says  —  A former Qwest Communications International executive, appealing a conviction for insider trading, has alleged that the government withdrew opportunities for contracts worth hundreds of millions …
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
The Speech He Needs to Give  —  Giuliani and social conservatives.  —  Rudy Giuliani has a problem.  It's bigger than he imagines and could doom his presidential prospects.  The problem is his pro-choice position on abortion.  It's one he cannot finesse by simply saying he "would keep the balance exactly where it is now."
Investor's Business Daily:
Sharia By The Inch  —  Islamofascism: In a monumental nod to political correctness, the Empire State Building is to be lit up green in honor of the Muslim holiday Eid.  The separation of Islam from terror is officially complete.  —  Six years ago, Islamic terrorists screamed "Allah is Greatest! …
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
Rice Worried by Putin's Broad Powers  —  MOSCOW -  —  The Russian government under Vladimir Putin has amassed so much central authority that the power-grab may undermine Moscow's commitment to democracy, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday.  —  "In any country …
Chuck Simmins / America's North Shore Journal:
Spc. Rachael L. Hugo … Milwaukee Journal Sentinel … Wisconsin State Journal … Channel 3000 … Channel 3000
Josh Kraushaar / The Politico:
Davis suffers setback in Senate quest  —  Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) suffered a setback today for a future Senate campaign, as the Virginia GOP's Central Committee opted to select the party's nominee through a convention, not a primary.  —  The state's 85-member committee, comprised of GOP activists …
Discussion: MyDD and The Strata-Sphere
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
At an Army School, Blunt Talk on Iraq  —  FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — Here at the intellectual center of the United States Army, two elite officers were deep in debate at lunch on a recent day over who bore more responsibility for mistakes in Iraq — the former defense secretary, Donald H. Rumsfeld, or the generals who acquiesced to him.
Discussion: Think Progress
The Corner:
Thy Will Be Done  —  Good Catholics support government-run health care, or at least the expansion of SCHIP, say some activists in Detroit—and it sure sounds like the archdiocese office is egging them on:
Gregg Krupa / Detroit News:
Catholics target three over 'life issue'
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Eric Dash / New York Times:
Banks May Pool Billions to Stop Securities Sell-off
Discussion: Economist's View
William Glaberson / New York Times:
Portable Halls of Justice Rise in Guantánamo
The Politico:
Untraceable e-mails spread Obama rumor
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Did Bill Get to Him?  —  A reader writes re: John Lewis:
Discussion: TalkLeft
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Sparrows Prefer Classical Music
Discussion: Balloon Juice
James Glanz / New York Times:
New Evidence That Blackwater Guards Took No Fire
Discussion: Daily Kos
Baron Bodissey / Gates of Vienna:
Outing Lars Vilks
Howie Klein / Firedoglake:
Blue America: Randi Scheurer Takes On Illinois Bush Dog Melissa Bean
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
 Earlier Items: 
James Rowley / Bloomberg:
Durbin Balks at Demand to Give Phone Companies Wiretap Immunity
Discussion: Think Progress and Open Left
Ezra Klein:
Andrew Sullivan and "Honesty"
Wilson Ring / Associated Press:
Firm with overses clients says feds are bugging phones, computers
Discussion: The Next Hurrah
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
Cackle-Free Clinton Faces Olbermann
Tom Brune / Newsday:
Rudy defends beleaguered Kerik
James W. Ceaser / Weekly Standard:
The Stupid Party  —  How the Democrats earned the epithet …
Discussion: Ed and Power Line
Robert Stacy McCain / Washington Times:
S-CHIP de-Frosted  —  A Volvo SUV, a Chevy Suburban and a Ford F-25 …

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Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Alexandra Canal / Yahoo Finance:
Netflix said India brought in the second-highest net subscriber additions in Q2 and was the third highest-country in revenue growth

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