Rachel Maddow's so scary, Isaiah might have considered her for Halloween.
Sunday, as we were working on Third, outlets were saying that the stalemate was over at last in Iraq. But? Not true. CBS and AP note, "After the roughly 90-minute, nationally televised meeting concluded, the political leaders agreed to meet again in Baghdad the following day. It was not immediately clear if the politicians would continue their talks privately late Monday in the Kurdish city of Irbil." And if you want to see Nouri's whore, click here. Patrick Cockburn can't wait to get between the sheets with Nouri.
Let's talk Third because I was already tired and now Nouri's pissed me off. First up, Dallas and the following worked on the latest edition:
The Third Estate Sunday Review's Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess, and Ava,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,
Trina of Trina's Kitchen,
Marcia of SICKOFITRDLZ,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends,
Isaiah of The World Today Just Nuts,
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.
This is a really good one explaining MSNBC.
And this is John Halle.
Jim breaks down the edition.
I think those ignoring the State Dept's remarks about Iraq have to be doing so willingly. There's no other explanation. Check out the illustration by Betty's kids, I really like that.
This is great and I think the best thing of the edition. Ava and C.I. did a great job. And it's the sort of thing that everyone will read, nod and think, "Why didn't I say that?" They did a great job.
We build on the work John Halle's being doing (and Bob Feldman as well). If Robert Parry wants to say 3rd party building hasn't accomplished anything, why doesn't he show us what he's done with independent media because we're missing his big scoop, his big exclusive.
This was fun and fun to read.
We wanted to roundtable this topic. Dona said "no way." She said it would be the entire roundtable and she's probably right. So instead we did it in feature. Isaiah drew the illustration and Betty's oldest son painted it.
If you're not getting why Olbermann had to be suspended and you work for a news organization, your boss needs to have a sit down with you.
And the week's best.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"