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News Notes: Scarborough, Brooks, Ling & Lee

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• We told you earlier today about one HuffPost columnist’s campaign for Joe Scarborough in 2012. The “Morning Joe” anchor confirmed on MSNBC this morning that he would not running for president, joking “I am being drafted by the Huffington Post, which is going to help me a hell of a lot in those early, conservative Republican states.”

TNR takes a look at the “bromance” between NYT‘s David Brooks, a more conservative columnist, and President Obama.

• Freed journos Laura Ling and Euna Lee, of CurrentTV, broke their silence today with this LAT op-ed on conditions with they were imprisoned in North Korea.

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