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Posted by dailyslog on 04/08/2011 | Short Link

News of the Tautological 
“Obama Gets Older, and Grayer”–headline, Washington Post, Aug. 2

Metaphor Alert 
“It’s now time for Congress to get back to our regularly scheduled programming, and that means jobs. While Washington has beenconsumed with averting a default, our nation’s unemployment problem has been worsening. It’s time for jobs to move back to the front burner. We can reset the debate, and that’s what we intend to do. The jobs issue won’t have to play second fiddle to the deficit issue anymore, and that’s what the American people want. The public is glad to see we’ve moved to rein in our deficits, but now they will put the political premium on efforts to create jobs. As Democrats, that’s our strong suit.”–Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), quoted by Rush Limbaugh, Aug. 2

Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate 
“A HuffPost [sic] story on an exchange between Norah O’Donnell and Jay Carney incorrectly raised the possibility that Andrew Breitbart had ‘doctored’ a video clip from a White House briefing to make O’Donnell look like she was ‘distraught over the debt compromise.’ A viewing of the clip in question clearly shows that he did not. We regret the error, have removed the story, and apologize to Mr. Breitbart.”–Puffington Host, Aug. 2

Homer Nods 
“When Hillary Clinton ran naked through the White House” was the low point of the Clinton presidency, not the Obama presidency as we said in an item Monday.

Out on a Limb

  • “Contentious Style Will Continue in Congress”–headline, Roll Call, Aug. 3
  • “Local Experts: Economic Future Is Cloudy”–headline, Daily News (Bowling Green, Ky.), Aug. 3

And Eat Your Peas! 
“Royal Rose Radicchio Announces ‘Salad for Adults’ Radicchio Based Adult Salads”–headline, PerishableNews.com, Aug. 2

Generalissimo Francisco Franco Is Still Dead 
“Maureen Dowd, Still a Silly and Frivolous Hack Wasting Valuable Real Estate”–headline, PajamasMedia.com, Aug. 3

What Would We Do Without Sociologists? 
“Iowa State Sociologist Expects Renewed 9/11 Remembrances on Its 10th Anniversary”–headline, Iowa State University press release, Aug. 2

Taken Husbands Every One 
“Where Have All the Girls Gone?”–headline, FoxNews.com, Aug. 2

Sounds Like a Family of Math Geeks 
“Changes to Sandcastle Slide Rules Make Waves With Family”–headline, WTAE-TV website (Pittsburgh), Aug. 2

Questions Nobody Is Asking

  • “Can Planting Vegetables in Vacant Lots Save Cleveland?”–headline, Wired.com, Aug. 2
  • “Would the Country Be Better Off if President Obama Had Never Quit Smoking?”–headline, Daily Mail (London), Aug. 2
  • “Is Obama Incharge [sic] of US?”–headline, Bangkok Post, Aug. 3

Answers to Questions Nobody Is Asking

  • “We Say No to Babies and Yes to NYC”–headline, New York Post, Aug. 2
  • “How USA Today Slips $82 Million a Year Onto Your Hotel Bill”–headline, Forbes.com, Aug. 2

It’s Always in the Last Place You Look 
“Missing an Urn? Deputies Might Have It”–headline, Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger website, Aug. 2

Breaking News From 2013 

“Carney: Obama Was the Leader”–headline, Politico.com, Aug. 2

News You Can Use 
“Coffee, Donuts and Prostitution Served Up at Dunkin’ Donuts in New Jersey”–headline, Gather.com, Aug. 2

Bottom Stories of the Day 
“Man in Bunny Suit and Tutu Frightens Idaho Falls Kids; All Safe Here in Oregon”–headline, Spokesman-Review website (Spokane, Wash.), Aug. 2

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