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Taking Out The Trash, 03.16.07

  • Valerie Plame on Capitol Hill today.

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  • An NBC release announced that “Meet the Press with Tim Russert” won the week ending Sunday, March 11, 2007 in all categories both nationally and in Washington, D.C. The show attracted 3.599 million total viewers, a 28% advantage over “Face the Nation”, a 31% lead over “This Week” and 159% more than “News Sunday”.

  • TNR also had a story recently on the Comedy Central/Rahm Emanuel story.

  • CJR’s Paul McLeary outlines, “How TalkingPointsMemo Beat the Big Boys on the U.S. Attorney Story.”

  • E&P reports that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s confession that he killed former Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, “brought back powerful memories of Pearl’s horrific death” for Paul Steiger, the Wall Street Journal’s managing editor.

  • American Journalism Review senior contributing writer Lori Robertson spoke with Dana Priest and Anne Hull about their Walter Reed series.

  • Priest discussed the story yesterday in a WashingtonPost.com chat.

  • Eric Alterman looks at why the Bush administration’s firing of eight federal prosecutors won’t just go away.

  • Meanwhile, Powerline doesn’t think it is a story, or rather a scandal, at all.

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