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The news day may be slow, but that won't stop the media from taking a long, hard look in the mirror. Or at whatever other ephemera grabs their eyes. Here are today's best navel-gazing tweets (and a few other gems):
The Los Angeles Time's Andrew Malcom sees Tony Hayward going the way of Lebron:
Letterman: So Tony Hayward is leaving BP. He'll be announcing his future plans soon on a one-hour ESPN special. Latimes.com/ticket
Patrick W. Gavin writes an open plea asking Slate to redeploy some of the magic from its popular mock Obama facebook page:
Dear Slate: Once you're done with Obama's Facebook feed, please work on Congress' Mint account.
Delrayser wonders (as does the world) why Politico missed this must-read story:
Can't believe @Awl scooped Politico CLICK on this: "Why Doesn't Barack Obama Wear Shorts?" http://j.mp/bd9Ex0
Matt Yglesias knows well—all too well?—the dastardly deeds of Journolist:
Full JournoList archives not yet posted on WikiLeaks: Conspiracy?
Marc Ambinder wrestles with the first existential question of election 2012:
Pawlenty wants to be the Un-Romney. Serious question: what does that mean? And what's T-Paw's distinguishing characteristic?
West Wing Report, we doubt that Obama's detractors would like either option listed:
WWR wonders...if folks think Obama's doing such a bad job, shouldn't they be glad he's golfing and not in the Oval Office?
Slate's John Dickerson follows in the footsteps of Cavaliers' owner Dan Gilbert:
Sometimes when his wife is out of town, and after everyone has gone from the office, he shuts his door and types to himself in Comic Sans.
Paul Kedrosky relishes a certain 21st-century brand of teenage vandalism:
I find bouncing emails with Apple Mail childishly satisfying, like throwing rocks at an abandoned warehouse's windows.
Matt Lewis on WikiLeaks' fatal flaw:
How come WikiLeaks never reveals any of China's secret military operations??
Erick Erickson homes in on why John Thune would have been a good fit for the West Wing:
Let's be honest: if John Thune didn't look the part of President from typecasting, no one would be interested in him.
And finally, Chuck Klosterman signs off with a very Klostermanian tweet:
The first person who offers a criticism usually has a point. The second person is usually unnecessary. The third person is usually insane.
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