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Cartoons of the Day- Jeff Bezos Buys Washington Post



Lisa Benson

"Bezos Wapo" (Mark Streeter/Savannah Morning News)



Mike Smith


Quickie- Hunter's John Edwards Tell All Tanks At Barely 6k Copies Sold


I hope she tucked it away for little whatsamajiggers' college fund, 'cause she's going to need it. h/t Taegan.

Rielle Hunter has gone quiet after less than hoped-for sales of her memoir — she’s scheduled no additional tour dates to promote her tell-all about her relationship with John Edwards, “What Really Happened.” After a serious media blitz, which included interviews with ABC’s Chris Cuomo and appearances on “The View” and “Piers Morgan Tonight,” Hunter, the mother of Edwards’ daughter, Quinn, has sold 6,000 copies of her story, Bookscan told Page Six — enough to crack the New York Times best-seller list but “not big enough to make the major New York houses sorry” for not choosing it, Publishers Weekly said.


Quickie- Rielle Hunter's Tell-All Memoir Coming Out this Month


I will rejoice seeing this piece of crap in remainders bins tout suite. Lots of words to describe her, none that I'll demean myself by saying.

Rielle Hunter, the former mistress of John Edwards and the mother of their 4-year-old daughter, has written what the publisher promise to be a revealing memoir hitting the shelves later this month.

What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me is being billed as a tell-all about the events behind the dramatic downfall of Edwards, whose political corruption trial ended Thursday with an acquittal on one charge and a mistrial on others.

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Photo of the Day- MSNBC Takes out NYT Full Page Ad To Congrat Rachel Maddow


Via Mediaite who seems to think this is some big scandal, MSNBC paying TONS of money to laud Rachel. Let's put it this way boys, if there was a person with a brain over at Fox who wrote such a widely praised book, ole Rupe would be devoting the entirety of one of his schlock papers to pimp that intellect.

Hell, they'd probably light up the Empire State Building with their mug too! (click to make larger)


Military gay support group launches magazine


That line says exactly what I wanted to- "The more we normalize it, the more accepted it becomes".

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A support group for gay military service members launched an online magazine to provide information about pending repeal of the Pentagons dont ask, dont tell policy, and printed copies could be on large bases by May, the groups co-director said Monday.

An active-duty Air Force officer who is the co-director of OutServe said the magazine of the same name seeks to raise awareness that the change is coming. He uses the pseudonym JD Smith because he is gay and has lingering concerns about whether he could be discharged before the policy is fully implemented.

The magazine helps set the tone, the idea, that its actually going to happen and normalizes it, he told The Associated Press on Monday. The more we normalize it, the more accepted it becomes.


The magazine also will include articles about different OutServe chapters and information of interest to gay military members. Smith said group members believe the visual presence of a magazine will highlight that gays already serve proudly in the military.


Palin's publisher sues Gawker over book excerpts, Threatening letter with powder found at DWTS studio


SHE WILL NEVER GO AWAY. I was going to use that editorial cartoon for tomorrow, but it feels really appropriate.

NEW YORK — The publisher of Sarah Palin's forthcoming book filed a lawsuit against Gawker Media on Friday for leaking pages of "America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag" before its release next week.

The legal complaint was filed Friday in federal court in Manhattan, said a spokeswoman for HarperCollins Publishers. The filing came two days after Gawker published images of 21 of the book's pages and its dedication page. In response, Palin tweeted, "Isn't that illegal?"

Her publisher contends it is. The lawsuit asks that Gawker be banned from what it terms "further copyright infringement" and that Gawker deliver the source material to the publisher so it can be destroyed. HarperCollins is also seeking financial damages.

At least one source is saying the white powder was found in fan mail addressed to Bristol.

LOS ANGELES — The FBI says it is investigating the discovery of a threatening letter containing white powder that was received at CBS Studios in Los Angeles.

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says an initial screening indicates the substance was not hazardous, but the letter will be transported to a regional lab for further testing.


KCAL-TV reports the powder was found in the mailroom for the ABC show "Dancing With the Stars," which is staged on the lot at CBS.

I really do remember back to a time when I was one of the few people in the world who knew who Sarah Palin was, only because she made Craig Ferguson an honorary Alaskan. Life was good.


Presidential Book Tosser Wrote Book, Wanted Obama To Read It


Dude, there has to be a better way.

WASHINGTON — The Secret Service says it questioned and released an overexuberant fan of President Barack Obama who had tossed a paperback book near the president at a Philadelphia rally on Sunday.

Spokesman Ed Donovan said the man had written the book and hoped the president would read it. Donovan said agents concluded the man posed no danger.

Obama seemed not to notice the book that landed near him on an outdoor stage after he finished speaking to a large crowd Sunday. The president had turned his back to shake hands with people on another side of the stage.