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12:10 AM ET, October 3, 2010


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Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Here's Your Enthusiasm Gap: One Nation Rally Draws More Attendees Than Beck's “Whitestock”  —  Enthusiasm gap, schmenthusiasm gap.  Without the benefit of months and months of advertising and promotion on Fox News Channel (in fact, I'm only aware of Ed Schultz on MSNBC doing any kind of TV promotion) …
Directorblue / Doug Ross:
15 Photos From the #OneNation Rally You'll Never See In Legacy Media  —  The SEIU arrives, courtesy of your tax dollars, one would presume.  —  Child abuse.  Apparently Mom never learned about the Soviet Union.  Or Cuba.  Or Zimbabwe.  Or North Korea.  —  Note the guy in the American …
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
‘One Nation Working Together’ Rally Claims Bigger Numbers Than ‘Restoring Honor’  —  Maybe Ed Schultz was right about being able to attract more people than Glenn Beck: organizers of today's “One Nation Together Rally” are claiming that, based on a “satellite image,” there are definitively …
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Figures.  CSPAN Uses Tea Party Rally Crowd Shot for Leftist “One Nation” Rally Article  —  CSPAN is airing the leftist “One Nation” rally today in Washington DC.  —  Unfortunately, they didn't have a good crowd shot of the turnout... So they used a photo from a Glenn Beck tea party rally.
Liberal coalition rallies in Washington for jobs, education  —  Washington (CNN) — As a coalition of liberal activists gather in Washington, NAACP President Ben Jealous tells CNN that the “One Nation” movement is not “the alternative to the Tea Party, we're the antidote to the Tea Party.”
Philip Elliott / Associated Press:
Thousands gather for ‘One Nation’ rally in D.C.  —  Event serves in part of as counter-rally to Glenn Beck's last month  —  WASHINGTON — Tapping into the same anger that fuels the tea party movement, a coalition of progressive and civil rights groups marched Saturday on the Lincoln Memorial …
Robert Trigaux / St. Petersburg Times:
Why sloppy foreclosure process could ruin Florida  —  There's no polite way to put this.  A growing cancer is infecting the backlogged legal process of foreclosing on hundreds of thousands of homes in Florida.  —  It's endangering the legal and economic stability of this state.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and
Exclusive: Concern That Terror Teams Have Selected Targets, Ready to Strike  —  U.S. Weighs Travel Alert For Europe Because of Threat of Terror Attacks  —  Strong concerns that terrorist teams in Europe have selected their targets, completed their surveillance, eluded capture and are now ready …
Fox News:
U.S. May Issue Travel Alert to Americans in Europe, Officials Say  —  The Obama administration is considering advising U.S. citizens to be vigilant as they travel in Europe after new intelligence pointed to new Al Qaeda threats, senior U.S. intelligence officials told Fox News.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Israel Matzav
Juliet Williams / ABCNEWS:
GOP's Whitman Blames Opponent for Housekeeper Flap  —  GOP's Whitman blames opponent for controversy over former housekeeper's immigration status  —  GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman accused Democratic rival Jerry Brown on Saturday of orchestrating a scandal over her former illegal …
Discussion: CNN, Associated Press and TalkLeft
Jordan Fabian / Ballot Box:
Whitman, Brown spar over housekeeper controversy
Discussion: The Politico
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Sullivan's defense of presidential assassinations  —  (updated below)  —  During the Bush-era torture debates, I was never able to get past my initial incredulity that we were even having a “debate” over whether the President has the authority to torture people.
David Barrett / Telegraph:
British schools where girls must wear the Islamic veil  —  Hundreds of girls are bring forced by British schools to wear the Islamic veil in a move which has been heavily criticised by mainstream Muslims.  —  Islamic schools have introduced uniform policies which force girls to wear the burka …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Atlas Shrugs
Doug Powers / Michelle Malkin:
‘Family Guy’ Episode Featuring Rush Limbaugh: A Preview  —  Opinions will no doubt vary among Rush fans for his agreeing to lend his voice to an entire Family Guy episode revolving around him.  The show airs Sunday night on Fox.  —  I'm not a regular viewer of the show …
Discussion: protein wisdom and Scared Monkeys
D-Lo / Weasel Zippers:   Heh.  Mega-Dittoes: Preview of Rush Limbaugh on This Weekend's Family Guy
Noel Sheppard /
Bill Maher Calls Republicans ‘A Deadly Enemy’  —  After telling his audience that his job isn't to “carry water for this or any administration,” Bill Maher on Friday closed his show with a campaign speech begging viewers to support Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.
JEREMY JENNINGS  —  When Mao Tse-Tung launched the Cultural Revolution in May 1966, one of the principal targets of attack were intellectuals.  Thousands were silenced, beaten to death, imprisoned, tortured or sent out to the countryside to be re-educated and purified through manual labour.
Discussion: protein wisdom and The Agonist
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
Discussion: Moe Lane and
Nick Neyland / Prefix:
The Velvet Underground's Moe Tucker Endorses The Tea Party (Video)
Discussion: Hit & Run and Pajamas Media
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