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Scritti Politti: February 11, 2009

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Fox News isn't the only organization issuing corrections today. Keith Olbermann is going to be owning up to a mistake he made whilst crowning News Corps' Rupert Murdoch the "Worst Person in the World." Via TVNewser:

Olbermann crowned News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch Worst Person, but misquoted him in the process.

Olbermann quoted Murdoch as saying, "We have never been a company that tolerates facts."

What Murdoch really said was, "We have never been a company that tolerates fat."

Olbermann tells TVNewser, "Obviously we tolerate facts. We'll correct it."

The Past's Not Done With Us Yet: Bill Delahunt's not going quietly. Via the Times of London: "Bill Delahunt said that the Obama Administration must clarify its position over the release of documents detailing the treatment of Binyam Mohammed, a former British resident currently on hunger strike in Guantanamo Bay." Said Delahunt: "The whole issue needs to be addressed at a much higher level. To restore the confidence of the world and the American people in the integrity of our Government, it's absolutely essential to have a catharsis. We have made mistakes and we must acknowledge them." Bravo.

Actually, We're Waiting For Cheney To Make That Cake Walk He Promised: Conservative radio host says Bill Cunningham that the Huffington Post "wants to see a perp walk from Dick Cheney." I can only speak for myself on this, but I ain't gonna front: Yeah! Oh, you bet I want to see that! But it's sort of beside the point! EVERY media organization would love to be the first up with a clip of that!

Demented DeMint: Matt Yglesias excellently summarizes Jim DeMint's contribution to the stimulus conversation:

When you see conservatives on TV saying it's a strawman for Obama to accuse them of wanting to do nothing, keep in mind that they're correct. Overwhelmingly, the congressional right backed Jim DeMint's plan for $3.1 trillion worth of permanent tax cuts for corporations and wealthy people.

Similarly, when you see conservatives on TV complaining about the size of the stimulus package recall that overwhelmingly, the congressional right backed Jim DeMint's plan for $3.1 trillion worth of permanent tax cuts for corporations and wealthy people.

Daily Dose Of Doom: Via Alex Balk:

In oft-quoted investment banker e-mails us: "There is no capital in the entire global financial system. None. When I say 'financial,' I mean banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, homeowners and other leveraged players. There is some capital among the 'real money' players such as sovereign wealth funds and central banks. And the U.S. can 'print' some. But that's it. ... The problem with the distressed assets is not that there are no buyers. There are plenty of buyers; I speak to them every day. The problem is there are no sellers; that is, the banks won't sell. Because to sell is to book a loss on what you have sold and what remains. And to do that is to die. That's what it means to be insolvent.

You Should See the Way She Looks At Hoda Kotb: Jezebel compiles a wonderful gallery of NBC's Ann Curry making her best "WTF! Faces" and aiming them in the direction of Octomommy.