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On this day in 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte was born. And on this day in 1969, Woodstock opened its “doors.” Did you know that Obama once worked for the New York Times?
This is a close one, but you think most PR types flaks are good at what they do. And you’d rather cover the Democratic convention than the Republican one. Thursday was the birthday of Tim Carney and Matt J. Lauer. Today: Vernon Jordan (73), Phyllis Schlafly (84) and Stephen Breyer (70) (also: Ben Affleck ). This weekend sees the birthday of Courtney Mabeus, Ron Bonjean, Ramesh Ponnuru and Melissa McCart. Check out the Dumb Twitter of the day. Jay Rosen has a great idea: “Getting a lot of messages calling for a mash-up of Factcheck.org, PolitiFact.com, WP’s Fact Checker so we know which campaign misleads more.” Howard Kurtz tweets, “I’m going to barf if I see one more segment of useless veep speculation. No one knows anything except those who are keeping it zipped.” In response to Kurtz, Jay Rosen tweets, “You know how I read all the useless VP speculation? As a statement: ‘we in the campaign press are out of ideas. So we do this.’” Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “i’m angry because cnbc, cnn and every other outlet out there is reporting that gannett is about to cut 1,000 positions, but our editors wonâ€™t address it.” Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time.
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- MoJo Smacks Down Examiner Writer 'Investigating' Michael Hastings' Death
- AnonymASS Tipster of the Moment
- Politico to Hire Down?
- A Day in the Work Life of Michelle Fields