Friday, June 5, 2009

Michael Steele Still Calling Sotomayor Racist

Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh both got the memo to stop calling Sonia Sotomayor a racist. But once again, no one told Michael Steele.

Norm Coleman Wants to GOP to Compete on the Ethernet

Somehow I think Norm Coleman's not going to be the one to lead this charge.

"In the end, we need to compete, as I’ve said before, we need to compete in each and every kind of forum. And whether it’s on the ground traditionally, or today it’s in — it’s in the ethernet. It’s in the — you know, it’s online. It’s in the blogs, it’s Twitter, it’s Facebook, and the next iteration.”

New Music on the Blogs

It's a big week for Dirty Projectors, with the release of their new album (available to stream at NPR), a profile on NYTimes, and the Summerstage opener tonight with TV on the Radio. You can download one of the tracks from Bitte Orca below. Also, check out the just-released new song from Yo La Tengo's upcoming "Popular Songs" album, a funky new Animal Collective remix, one of the better tracks from Santigold's Southerngold mixtape and finally the year-late, horrifying video of MGMT's "Kids."

Dirty Projectors - Cannibal Resource [Microphone Memory Emotion]

Yo La Tengo - Periodically Double or Triple [Matador Records]

Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes (Dam-Funk Remix) [Mahogany Blog]

Santigold f. Gucci Mane - Unfreakable Girl [The Fader]

Obama Confronts Holocaust Deniers

After his visit to Buchenwald, Obama addresses those who choose to ignore and deny the Holocaust.

"To this day there are those who insist that the Holocaust never happened, a denial of fact and truth that is baseless and ignorant and hateful. This place is the ultimate rebuke to such thoughts.”

Karl Rove Weighs in on Obama's Cairo Speech

A debate between Karl Rove and Bill O'Reilly where O'Reilly is playing "devil's advocate" is bound to be contentious. Ultimately, Rove defines the difference between being liked and being respected. If there's one word you can attach to President Bush in the eyes of the Muslim world it is "respect."

Conan's Tabloid Moment

Conan manufactures a scandal to fit in on the west coast.

Daily Show on Obama's Cairo Speech

Jon Stewart dedicated the opening segment of last night's show to Obama's big speech in Cairo yesterday and the questionable coverage by Fox News.

"How will it play with the extremists?"

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