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4:35 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.
Joe Strupp / Strupp:
Sherrod: I'm a Victim of Breitbart, Fox ‘Racism’  —  Shirley Sherrod, the former Agriculture Department Georgia Director of Rural Development, says she is a victim.  A victim of poor reporting and, as she contends, clear bias and racist coverage from both Andrew Breitbart and Fox News.
Discussion: Mediaite, The Plum Line and THEROOT.COM
CNN:
Aides: White House trying to distance Obama from Sherrod controversy
Discussion: The Politico and Gateway Pundit
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:   On Lacking All Conviction  —  Let's take a moment to understand …
Jocelyn Fong / Media Matters for America:
Will media fall for Breitbart's attempt to spin his spectacular failure?
Discussion: DaTechguy's Blog
Jon Miller / San Francisco Chronicle:
Andrew Breitbart defamed Shirley Sherrod; Brietbart could be in trouble
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Daily Dish
Rachel Slajda / TPMMuckraker:
Gibbs Apologizes To Sherrod; She May Get Her Job Back
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Should Shirley Sherrod get her job back?
Paul Krugman:
Fooled Again And Again and Again
Discussion: Federal Eye
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Top House Dem says Sherrod should get job back ‘at a minimum’
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Ezra Klein:   What lesson did the White House take from Sherrod?
Matt McLaughlin / Media Matters for America:
Full video vindicates Sherrod, destroys Breitbart's accusations of racism
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Putting A Face To The Cost Of Dem Cowering
Discussion: Balloon Juice
CNN:
Sherrod: ‘Ready to move on’
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 …
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
Meet the New Journolist, Smaller Than the Old Journolist  —  Blogosphere, please join me in celebrating the birth of Cabalist, the wittily-named successor to Ezra Klein's infamous Journolist, the listserv of liberal bloggers, pundits and academics that inadvertently brought down (very temporarily) …
James DeLong / The Enterprise Blog:   JournoList as a Management Problem
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
My Life on the J-List  —  I can't say that I hold the Daily Caller …
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 …
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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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 …
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.
Guardian:
Arab guilty of rape after sex with Jew  —  A man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after telling a woman that he was also Jewish  —  A Palestinian man has been convicted of rape after having consensual sex with a woman who had believed him to be a fellow Jew.
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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Rep. Dan Burton / Congress Blog:
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Maura Dolan / Los Angeles Times:
Schwarzenegger to name appeals judge to fill chief justice post
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Mike Scarcella / The BLT:
DOJ's Legal Counsel Office Loses Another Top Official
Walter Russell Mead / Walter Russell Mead's Blog:
Green Dreams Die Ugly On Capitol Hill
Discussion: The Right Coast
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Secret Gold Coin Tax Embedded in Health Bill
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Jay Newton-Small / Swampland:
Dems to Extend Bush's Middle Class Tax Cuts
Discussion: Time and Philly.com
Joshua Rhett Miller / Fox News:
Hispanic GOP Group to Announce Support for Arizona Immigration Law