Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
5:35 PM ET, September 5, 2008

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Rasmussen Reports:
Palin Power: Fresh Face Now More Popular Than Obama, McCain  —  A week ago, most Americans had never heard of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.  Now, following a Vice Presidential acceptance speech viewed live by more than 40 million people, Palin is viewed favorably by 58% of American voters.
RELATED:
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama's Lead Now at 4 Points  —  Obama's position about halfway between his recent highs and lows  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Tuesday through Thursday finds Barack Obama with a four-percentage-point lead over John McCain in the presidential preferences of registered voters, 48% to 44%.
Andrew Krukowski / TVWeek.com:
McCain TV Ratings Beat Obama in Preliminary Numbers  —  Presidential candidate John McCain's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention drew more television viewers than his rival Barack Obama attracted at the Democratic party's event last week, according to preliminary ratings from Nielsen Media Research.
Carolyn Lochhead / SFGate:
Obama Suddenly Riled  —  Sen. Barack Obama ditched his normal languid cool today, punching back at Gov. Sarah Palin as he spoke with reporters in York, Pa, hotly defending his work as a community organizer.  He said he assumes Palin “wants to be treated same way guys want to be treated, which means their records are under scrutinty.
Discussion: Buck Naked Politics
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Guess which card Obama pulled out of the deck today?
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
Poll: Democratic bounce gone, race tied
Discussion: www.redstate.com and Stop The ACLU
Marc Ambinder:
No Interviews Till She's Ready  —  A senior McCain campaign official advises that, despite the gaggle of requests and pressure from the media, Gov. Sarah Palin won't submit to a formal interview anytime soon.  She may take some questions from local news entities in Alaska, but until she's ready …
RELATED:
Anchorage Daily News:
Palin's stall  —  Governor is stonewalling the Troopergate investigation  —  Gov. Sarah Palin is taking the wrong approach to Troopergate.  She should be practicing the open and transparent, ethical and accountable government she promised when running for governor and boasts about now that she's on the national stage.
RELATED:
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
DELICATE DANCE  —  The investigators up in Alaska have come out with their press release announcing how they plan to deal with Gov. Palin's stonewalling of the trooper-gate investigation.  It seems Palin has now gotten seven others to also refuse to speak to the investigators …
Discussion: TPMMuckraker
Drudge Report:
BIG DILEMMA: OPRAH BALKS AT HOSTING SARAH PALIN; STAFF DIVIDED  —  Oprah Winfrey may have introduced Democrat Barack Obama to the women of America — but the talkshow queen is not rushing to embrace the first woman on a Republican presidential ticket!  —  Oprah's staff is sharply divided …
RELATED:
TMZ.com:
Oprah to Palin: I Can Pencil You In Later  —  Oprah has issued a statement to TMZ — she won't put Sarah Palin on her show until after the election.  —  Here's the statement: “The item in today's Drudge Report is categorically untrue.  There has been absolutely no discussion about having Sarah Palin on my show.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:   Oprah afraid of Palin? Update: Oprah responds
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
MYSTERY SOLVED!  —  A lot of people were asking tonight: what the hell was that mansion up behind John McCain tonight during the first part of the speech?  As I noted below, the TV close-ups only showed McCain's head against the grass in the picture, which made it look like he was reprising his famed green screen performance.
RELATED:
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
The Mystery Of McCain's Walter Reed Backdrop
Chris Orr / The New Republic:
McCain Goes to (North) Hollywood
Marisa Guthrie / Broadcasting & Cable:
Exclusive: News Execs Fire Back at GOP Media Attacks  —  CNN's Jon Klein, NBC News' Steve Capus dismiss criticism of Palin coverage as stale political strategy.  —  After several primetime speakers at this week's Republican National Convention unleashed a barrage of attacks on the news media …
RELATED:
Matea Gold / Los Angeles Times:   Media on the defensive over Sarah Palin coverage
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Here We Go  —  Todd Palin's former business partner files an emergency motion to have his divorce papers sealed.  Oh God.
Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Employment Situation Summary  —  Technical information:  —  Household data: (202) 691-6378 USDL 08-1252  —  Establishment data:(202) 691-6555 Transmission of material in this release  —  http://www.bls.gov/ces/ is embargoed until 8:30 A.M. (EDT), Media contact: (202) 691-5902 Friday, September 5, 2008.
RELATED:
Michelle Malkin:
Explaining the “community organizer” joke to the outraged Left  —  One of the best moments of Wednesday's GOP convention — and there were many — was Rudy Giuliani's jab at Barack Obama's days as a “community organizer.”  The follow-up from Gov. Sarah Palin was icing on the cake.
RELATED:
Timothy Karr / The Huffington Post:
St. Paul in the Hot Seat over Journalist Arrests  —  Journalists and St. Paul citizens assembled outside St. Paul City Hall today to deliver more than 60,000 letters to Mayor Chris Coleman and prosecuting attorneys demanding that they immediately drop charges against all journalists arrested …
RELATED:
Danny Valentine / media.www.dailyiowan.com:   Police detain ex-DI writer, other journalists covering Republican …
Courtney Hazlett / MSNBC:
Angry readers dump Us Magazine over Palin  —  Plus: Britney's mom defends self in book; ‘Thunder’ is going down  —  Three celebrity weeklies — OK!, People and Us Weekly — featured Sarah Palin on their cover, but one of those magazines is reportedly losing subscribers because of it.  —  The Scoop
Whitney Pastorek / EW.com:
Exclusive: Heart's Nancy Wilson responds to McCain campaign's use of ‘Barracuda’ at Republican convention  —  Thursday afternoon, Heart e-mailed out a statement regarding vice-presidential candidate Sarah “Barracuda” Palin's use of their similarly monikered song at the Republican National Convention …
John B. Judis / The New Republic:
Creation Myth  —  What Barack Obama won't tell you about his community organizing past.  —  In late October 1987, Barack Obama and Jerry Kellman took a weekend off from their jobs as community organizers in Chicago and traveled to a conference on social justice and the black church at Harvard.
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
'A Servant's Heart'  —  Sarah Palin killed.  And more than killed.  —  Much has been said about her speech, but a few points.  “The difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull?  Lipstick” is pure American and goes straight into Bartlett's.  This is the authentic sound of the American mama …
Discussion: Ross Douthat, ATTACKERMAN and Jezebel
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 5:35 PM ET, September 5, 2008.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Who's Hiring in Media? 
 
 See Also: 
memeorandum: site main
memeorandum River: reverse chronological memeorandum
memeorandum Mobile: for phones
memeorandum Leaderboard: memeorandum's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Mastodon
 
 
 More Items: 
Deacon / Power Line:
“IS SHE THE ONE WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR?”  —  So asks the Weekly …
David Stout / New York Times:
Federal Highway Fund About to Run Out of Money
Gateway Pundit:
CODE PINK STOLE DELEGATE'S IDENTITY TO GET INTO RNC CONVENTION!!!!
Linda Young / All Headline News:
200 Demonstrators And Some Working Journalists Arrested Near GOP Convention
Discussion: myfoxlubbock.com
Bernie Horn / Blog entry:
From the People Who Brought You Misery...
Manu Raju / The Hill:
Palin mum on endorsing Stevens
Discussion: Washington Monthly
IBDeditorials.com:
Michelle's Boot Camps For Radicals
Todd Zywicki / The Volokh Conspiracy:
LIBERTARIANISM AND MCCAIN-PALIN: Ilya asks whether Palin has libertarian tendencies.
 Earlier Items: 
Brad Plumer / The New Republic:
Crusade To Nowhere  —  John McCain hit the “reform” …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Palin's Problem
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Rindi White / Anchorage Daily News:
Palin pressured Wasilla librarian
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Palin In Wasilla  —  A reader writes: … By accident?
Discussion: The Other McCain
Dana Goldstein / American Prospect:
INTERVIEW WITH MCCAIN HECKLER ADAM KOKESH.
Discussion: Lonewacko and Moue Magazine
New York Times:
The Real John McCain
Discussion: MinnPost and TalkLeft
Alessandra Stanley / New York Times:
Obama Steps Into O'Reilly's ‘No Spin Zone’
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Resentment Strategy  —  Can the super-rich former governor …
 

 
From Techmeme:

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
AT&T says it will begin notifying consumers about a data breach that allowed cybercriminals to steal phone records of “nearly all” of its customers

Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Preliminary findings: the EU says X's paid blue checkmark deceives users and breaches the DSA; X faces a fine of up to 6% of its global revenue if found guilty

Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Signal plans to roll out a beta version of its desktop apps that tightens the security of how it stores plain text encryption keys, after downplaying the issue

 
Sister Sites:

Techmeme
 Top news and commentary for technology's leaders, from all around the web
Mediagazer
 Top news and commentary for media professionals from all around the web
WeSmirch
 The top celebrity news from all around the web on a single page