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When Senate Correspondents Attack. . . And Local News Covers It

priorities_people_prioritiesWe'd been hearing about the fisticuffs between reporters in the Senate press gallery for awhile, but figured that the moment to comment had passed. And then we saw the fabulous slide show put together by a local New York news outfit. Compensating for the blurriness of the video, they give the whole thing explanatory captions:


"As everyone was leaving, two members of the media got physical." . . . "A shorter reporter in a blue shirt runs up to a taller man in a blue shirt on camera and says he was blocking his view and wouldn't move." . . . "The taller man responded, saying 'you're crazy.' Then, the shorter man said, 'You're crazy, man.'". . . "The taller man is moved out of the room." . . . "The smaller man wants more."
It's like you're there.

The writing is poetry, but if we had to pick a favorite image, it's no contest: The one where the guy filming the fight realizes he has news-filler gold in front of him and waves back the people in the way who, I dunno, might have been reporting or something. And he's not even from Fox!

Two journalists got into a scuffle Thursday following a news conference on homeland security by Senators Tom Daschle, Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton. [WNBC]

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It started with them damn hats. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

A guest post by "Knitsy McPurlson," which we suspect is not a real name.

Yr Wonkette is not the only website run by brilliant peoples unafraid to poke people with sharp, pointy sticks. Ravelry.com – a website for knitters, crocheters, and other folks interested in textiles and fiber arts – is poking people with knitting needles, which are very sharp indeed.

This past weekend, Ravelry.com's founders showed the world how easy it is to de-platform white nationalists and racists when they banned all "support of Donald Trump and his administration" from their website, concluding they "cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy." Seems like people smart enough to decode a knitting pattern are also smart enough to decode Trump's not-so-hidden message of racism and white nationalism.

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One day, God willing, my grandchildren will click open their history textbooks and read about the Central American migrant internment camps. They'll learn about sick kids, locked in cages, kept hungry and dirty and cold for weeks on end, and they'll be horrified.

"Bubbie," they'll say, "how could this happen in America? How could there be toddlers sleeping on the ground without blankets, without soap or toothbrushes to clean themselves?"

"I don't know. I wish I had done more. I'm ashamed," I'll say. We will all have to answer for this atrocity. But some of us will have to answer more than others. Not just the archvillains like Stephen Miller and John Kelly, but the people who kept right on doing their jobs, even as those jobs morphed into defending concentration camps.

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