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33 years ago, an attempt on President Gerald Ford‘s life was made by Sara Jane Moore. Tomorrow is Ana Marie Cox‘s birthday. How many Washingtonians will exact their revenge on Stephen Colbert when he visits DC? You think Sarah Palin should make an “SNL” Cameo. Was that Mayor Bloomberg talking about taking over hosting duties on “Meet the Press”? Sunday was Dean Baquet‘s birthday (Hat tip: Playbook). Politico reports, “Franken helps craft McCain ‘SNL’ skit”. From The Writer’s Almanac on Sunday: “It was on this day in 1970 that the first modern op-ed page appeared in The New York Times. People sometimes think that ‘op-ed’ stands for ‘opinion-editorial,’ but it actually stands for ‘opposite the editorial page.’ Op-eds began in the 1920s, but they were forums for newspapers’ columnists, not for outside writers. The modern op-ed was created by New York Times journalist John Bertram Oakes. Oakes received a commentary letter that he thought was excellent, but it was too long to print as a letter to the editor, and it couldn’t be published in the op-ed page since it wasn’t by a columnist. So he got the idea for an op-ed page that would include outside opinions. Oakes spent 10 years trying to convince publishers that is was good idea. Finally the Times editors agreed, and published the first version, and it’s become the model for op-ed pages worldwide.” Did YOU make Reid Wilson‘s crab fest this weekend? Saturday was Moira Bagley‘s birthday. Were you at Tommy Burr‘s birthday bash on Friday? Check out today’s White House Photo of the Day from Time. Today’s “Angry Journalist” rant of the day: “I’m angry at the PR people who always feel the need to say, ‘I used to be a reporter.’ Yeah. Used to be. Get over it.”
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