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AP: Arizona Faces Boycott Calls After Immigration Law

POLITICO: Napolitano: Arizona law ‘a shame’

Wall Street Journal: Napolitano Criticizes Immigration Law

OPED: New York Times: The Borders We Deserve

FOX: Clinton Says Arizona Immigration Law Invites Racial Profiling

CBS: Dobbs: Protests Against Ariz. Law Just “Theater” Says Nationwide Rallies Called for Saturday Are Taking on Measure That’s Now “Pristine,” With New Amendments in Place

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Gawker: Christiane Amanpour: Too Brunette, Persian For TV?

The Beck Factor at Fox: Staffers say comments taint their work
By Howard Kurtz

In just over a year, Glenn Beck’s blinding burst of stardom has often seemed to overshadow the rest of Fox News.

And that may not be a good thing for the top-rated cable news channel, as many of its staffers are acutely aware.

With his celebrity fueled by a Time cover story, best-selling books, cheerleading role at protest rallies and steady stream of divisive remarks, Beck is drawing big ratings. But there is a deep split within Fox between those — led by Chairman Roger Ailes — who are supportive, and many journalists who are worried about the prospect that Beck is becoming the face of the network.

By calling President Obama a racist and branding progressivism a “cancer,” Beck has achieved a lightning-rod status that is unusual even for the network owned by Rupert Murdoch. And that, in turn, has complicated the channel’s efforts to neutralize White House criticism that Fox is not really a news organization. Beck has become a constant topic of conversation among Fox journalists, some of whom say they believe he uses distorted or inflammatory rhetoric that undermines their credibility.

Ailes has occasionally spoken to Beck about the negative tone of his 5 p.m. program. And Beck, in turn, sometimes seeks Ailes’s advice.

Despite Beck’s ascendance, Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity remain marquee names at Fox, with “The O’Reilly Factor” still the highest-rated program, drawing 3.7 million viewers. O’Reilly has embraced Beck, showcasing him as a weekly guest. Despite strong resistance from Fox management, O’Reilly has joined forces with Beck on the so-called “Bold & Fresh Tour” (named for an O’Reilly book), speaking to sold-out audiences from Los Angeles to Tampa.

Publicly, there is plenty of praise. While Beck declined to be interviewed, Chris Balfe, president of Beck’s company, Mercury Radio Arts, says that “Glenn and Roger have a fantastic relationship. That’s the reason he went to Fox, because of Roger.” He adds: “Roger definitely gives Glenn advice on a lot of different things he thinks Glenn could be doing better or differently.”

Fox responded by arranging an interview with Bill Shine, its senior vice president. Shine says that last fall a vice president was assigned “to help keep an eye on that program” and review its content in advance — a full-time job. “We see Glenn as an investment and we wanted to help him out even more,” Shine says.

Shine dismisses the notion that Beck’s prominence may be a liability for Fox, even while noting the left’s “hate” for the host: “I don’t perceive it to be a problem. . . . Glenn Beck is popular and controversial? Well, almost everybody here has been popular or controversial at some point in the last 13 years.” For the channel’s journalists, Shine adds, “sometimes it might make their job a little more difficult.”

Read the full article here: The Washington Post

AP: Quest Diagnostics to offer new ovarian cancer test
Wall Street Journal: Test to Help Determine If Ovarian Masses Are Cancer
Wall Street Journal: Europe Deports More Iraqis
BBC: Biden sees ‘moment of opportunity’ for Mid-East peace
BBC: Iraq election turnout 62%, officials say

Times Online UK: Toyota driver in 90mph runaway terror ride
Times Online UK: Burma publishes new election laws
New York Times: The Source of Obama’s Trouble
Real Clear Politics: It’s Time for Moderate House Democrats to Stand Up to Obama
Politico: Nancy Pelosi’s grip on House slips

Yahoo: Dubai asks FBI to check credit cards in Hamas hit

BBC: Chile extends curfew to quell looting after earthquake
BBC: China demands Iran nuclear talks, despite US pressure; China says diplomacy should be given further time in the dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme, as US officials press for new sanctions on Tehran.
BBC: Iraq gets its largest loan to date from IMF
New York Times: U.S. to Reveal Rules on Internet Security
New York Times: G.O.P. Aims for California, but Rifts Arise
Wall Street Journal: A Perfectly Framed Assassination

This is outrageous.

Daily News: B’klyn ACORN cleared over giving illegal advice on how to hide money from prostitution

If you are unaware of ACORN and the corruption of said organization. Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe posed as a pimp and prostitute and went into various ACORN offices looking for assistance on how to file taxes to legitimize their profession. The ACORN representatives were eager, willing and able to advice them in how to legitimize their “business”. The undercover videos are outrageous. Oh, and if you forgot they also were involved in voter registration fraud.

Watch John Stewart recount the events here: The Audacity of Hos

Drunk mom allegedly runs through school with sword

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Police said the mother of an elementary school student drank a 40 ounce bottle of malt liquor before brandishing a sword in her child’s school. The woman, 32, apparently intended to confront the parents of another child who had been in a spitting match with her child the previous day.

According to court records, an employee at Riverview Elementary School in Memphis reported a drunk woman armed with a sword was running through the halls of the school and had threatened to cut her.

Officers who arrived on the scene retrieved a black cane that concealed the blade.

The woman charged with aggravated assault and having a weapon on school property.

BBC: EU condemns forged passport use in Dubai Mabhouh murder
Times Online: General Stanley McChrystal puts focus on Afghan province of Kandahar
Times Online: Nato airstrike kills 27 civilians in Afghanistan
CNN: New Credit Card Fees go into effect today

Washington Post: Beware of the loopholes in the new credit card law
Reuters: Haiti death toll could reach 300,000
NYT: Millions of Unemployed Face Years Without Jobs
AP: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert: Turn & Burn Radio Show
NY Mag: Ripert to Bourdain and Batali: ‘Jersey Shore’ Kid Dined at Le Bern
Gawker: Mos Def is Not a Fan of the New York Observer, Claims Story Fabrication

CBS 13: A Town in Tracy California is now being charged for making 911 calls.
Tracy residents will now have to pay every time they call 9-1-1 for a medical emergency.

But there are a couple of options. Residents can pay a $48 voluntary fee for the year which allows them to call 9-1-1 as many times as necessary.

Or, there’s the option of not signing up for the annual fee. Instead, they will be charged $300 if they make a call for help.

“A $300 fee and you don’t even want to be thinking about that when somebody is in need of assistance,” said Tracy resident Greg Bidlack.

Residents will soon receive the form in the mail where they’ll be able to make their selection. No date has been set for when the charges will go into effect.

Turkish Girl Buried Alive For Talking To Boys “The body of a 16-year-old girl who police say was buried alive by relatives in an “honor” killing carried out as punishment for talking to boys has been discovered in Kahta, Turkey.”