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4:05 PM ET, July 21, 2010

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David Frum / The Week Magazine:
Shirley Sherrod and the shame of conservative media  —  When Andrew Breitbart unveils a selectively edited tape to defame a federal employee, conservatives blame Barack Obama  —  You want to see media bias in action?  Okay — look at the conservative media reaction to the firing of Shirley Sherrod.
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Jonah Goldberg / The Corner on National Review Online:
Shirley Sherrod — My Take — By: Jonah Goldberg  —  I think she should get her job back.  I think she's owed apologies from pretty much everyone, including my good friend Andrew Breitbart.  I generally think Andrew is on the side of the angels and a great champion of the cause.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
In meeting, Messina praised Sherrod handling  —  In a closed staff meeting Tuesday morning, a senior administration praised elements of the White House's initial response to a partial video of a speech by a Department of Agriculture official — a response that the Administration has since reversed.
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Breaking: NAACP President Was In Attendance at Sherrod Speech (Video)  —  On Monday July 19th, video was released of Georgia Director of Rural Development Shirley Sherrod admitting in a speech at an NAACP banquet in March that she discriminated against farmers because of their race.
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:   On Lacking All Conviction  —  Let's take a moment to understand …
CNN:
Aides: White House trying to distance Obama from Sherrod controversy
Discussion: The Politico and Gateway Pundit
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Should Shirley Sherrod get her job back?
Joe Strupp / Strupp:
Sherrod: I'm a Victim of Breitbart, Fox ‘Racism’
Discussion: Mediaite and The Plum Line
Jocelyn Fong / Media Matters for America:   Will media fall for Breitbart's attempt to spin his spectacular failure?
Ezra Klein:   What lesson did the White House take from Sherrod?
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Top House Dem says Sherrod should get job back ‘at a minimum’
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Matt McLaughlin / Media Matters for America:
Full video vindicates Sherrod, destroys Breitbart's accusations of racism
Paul Krugman:
Fooled Again And Again and Again
Discussion: Federal Eye
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Putting A Face To The Cost Of Dem Cowering
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
If you were in the presence of a man having a heart attack, how would you respond?  As he clutched his chest in desperation and pain, would you call 911?  Would you try to save him from dying?  Of course you would.  —  But if that man was Rush Limbaugh, and you were Sarah Spitz …
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Ezra Klein:
You shall know them by their work  —  A few weeks ago, there was a targeted leak of old Journolist threads meant to humiliate and harm David Weigel.  That was an awful experience for all involved.  Now we're getting the inevitable dregs of that story: right-wing reporters crawling through …
Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
Liberal journalists suggest government shut down Fox News  —  When the writer Victor Davis Hanson wrote an article about immigration for National Review, for example, blogger Ed Kilgore didn't even bother to grapple with Hanson's arguments.  Instead Kilgore dismissed Hanson's piece out of hand as …
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Meet the New Journolist, Smaller Than the Old Journolist
James DeLong / The Enterprise Blog:   JournoList as a Management Problem
Byron York / Beltway Confidential:
Limbaugh responds to JournoList death wish report
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
My Life on the J-List  —  I can't say that I hold the Daily Caller …
Ry Rivard / Charleston Daily Mail:
BREAKING NEWS: Capito will not run against Manchin for Byrd's seat  —  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will not run for the state's vacant U.S. Senate seat, she announced this morning.  —  The surprise decision from the state's most prominent Republican appears …
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Quinnipiac University:
Obama Approval Drops To Lowest Point Ever, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Independent Voters Turn On President Since Honeymoon  —  A year after President Barack Obama's political honeymoon ended, his job approval rating has dropped to a negative 44 - 48 percent, his worst net score ever …
National Enquirer:
AL GORE SEX SCANDAL SHOCKER POLICE INVESTIGATE TWO MORE!  —  The ENQUIRER reports in an exclusive bombshell exclusive that police have investigated charges from TWO MORE WOMEN who claimed they were abused by former VP AL GORE!  —  The allegations come hot on the heels of an ongoing Portland …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jonathan Strong / The Daily Caller:
Obama wins!  And Journolisters rejoice  —  DAVID ROBERTS, GRIST: It's all I can do not to start bawling.  —  LUKE MITCHELL, HARPER'S: I'm picturing something like VJ Day in Times Square.  Seriously!  —  JOHN BLEVINS, SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW: It's all I can do to hold it together.  —  Nov. 4:
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: Kentucky Senate  —  Kentucky Senate: Paul (R) 49% Conway (D) 41%  —  It's the same story in Kentucky's race for U.S. Senate again this month.  Republican Rand Paul continues to hold a modest lead over Democrat Jack Conway.  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey …
David Lawder / Reuters:
US financial system support up $700 bln in past year-watchdog  —  * US support swells by $700 bln in past year-watchdog  —  * Mortgage, housing commitments account for most of rise  —  * TARP watchdog criticizes Obama housing rescue efforts  —  Increased housing commitments swelled U.S …
Discussion: Townhall.com, Vox Popoli and Don Surber
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Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Obama's next focus of reform: Housing finance
Chairman Ben S. Bernanke / Board of Governors …:
Testimony  —  Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress  —  Before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C.  —  Chairman Dodd, Senator Shelby, and members of the Committee, I am pleased to present the Federal Reserve's semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress.
Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
RNC fails to report $7 million in debt to FEC  —  Party treasurer faults Steele  —  ASSOCIATED PRESSRepublican Party chairman Michael Steele, center, talks with Republican state leaders and volunteers during a visit to the Colorado GOP headquarters in the Greenwood Village south of Denver on Thursday, July 8, 2010.
 
 
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Green Dreams Die Ugly On Capitol Hill
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