- Planet Erstwild - 20120803 - Inside the Headlines

"Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. James & JP highlight some of this week's overlooked or under-contextualized stories, whether it's jumping the shark, going for the green, or hearts, minds & bombs. For a complete listing of all this week's headlines w/ links, click "Read more" below.

1. Folks, We've Finally Jumped The Shark
Reporter: I've never felt so alien in my own country as I did today covering Chick-fil-A's supporters
http://jimromenesko.com/2012/08/01/afternoon-report-45/
 
Reporter pulls rant about Chick-fil-A customers
http://jimromenesko.com/2012/08/02/reporter-pulls-rant-about-chick-fil-a-customers/
 
Chick-fil-A in Martinsburg deemed safe after bomb threat
http://journal-news.net/page/content.detail/id/582561/Chick-fil-A-in-Martinsburg-deemed-safe-after-bomb-threat.html
 
Ted Cruz serves Chick-fil-A at victory party
http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/07/ted-cruz-serves-chick-fil-a-at-victory-party/
 
Wendy's Sign Angers Liberals; Wendy's Tweet Angers Conservatives (Moderates remain uninsulted, but give it a few hours)
http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/wendys-sign-angers-liberals-wendys-tweet-angers
 
Freshman Republican says House GOP 'angry,' 'incapable of governing'
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/241245-freshman-republican-calls-fellow-gop-angry-warns-house-republicans-becoming-incapable-of-governing
 
GOP Rep: Contraception Mandate Is An Attack Like 9/11 And Pearl Harbor
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/mike-kelly-contraception-911-pearl-harbor.php
 
Americans Want Next President to Prioritize Jobs, Corruption
http://www.gallup.com/poll/156347/Americans-Next-President-Prioritize-Jobs-Corruption.aspx
 
Massive $77 million ad time buy for Obama
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/02/first-on-cnn-massive-77-million-ad-time-buy-for-obama/

2. Hearts and Minds and Bombs
US is the driving force behind the fighting in Somalia
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-us-somalia-20120729,0,1483366,full.story
 
US eases arms purchases for Syrian rebels
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/01/2925990/us-eases-arms-purchases-for-syrian.html
 
Air Force’s Mega-Bunker-Buster Bomb Is Finally Ready
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/07/massive-ordnance-penetrator/
 
US Apologizes for Fake-Bomb Panic in Norway
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/07/31/us-apologizes-for-fake-bomb-panic-in-norway/
 
Air Force officer creates database of every U.S. bomb dropped since World War I
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/air-force-officer-creates-database-every-u-bomb-190227673.html
 
US Marines’ New Battalions Eyed as World Police
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/07/30/us-marines-new-battalions-eyed-as-world-police/
 
Children of War: Why we need a code of conduct for images of kids in conflict zones
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/07/27/children_of_war

3. Going For The Green
BP Sending Gulf Coast Chefs to Olympics to Tout Louisiana Cuisine It Destroyed
http://www.allgov.com/US_and_the_World/ViewNews/BP_Sending_Gulf_Coast_Chefs_to_Olympics_to_Tout_Louisiana_Cuisine_It_Destroyed_120730
 
64 Nations Can Watch the Olympics Free and Live on YouTube, and the U.S. Isn't One of Them
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/07/64-nations-can-watch-the-olympics-free-and-live-on-youtube-and-the-us-isnt-one-of-them/260494/
 
NBC Cut Terror Victims Tribute Because It Wasn’t ‘Tailored for the U.S. Audience’
http://gawker.com/5929930/nbc-cut-terror-victims-tribute-because-it-wasnt-tailored-for-the-us-audience
 
NBC Edited Out Women’s Gymnastics Fall To Create Fake Gold Medal Suspense
http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/nbc-edited-out-pivotal-womens-gymnastics-fall-to-create-fake-gold-medal-suspense/
 
The Gorgeous (but Fake) Sound of the Olympics
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/07/how-the-gorgeous-sometimes-fictional-sound-of-the-olympics-gets-made/259742/
 
#NBCFail: Backlash as Twitter locks out reporter Guy Adams
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/nbcfail-backlash-as-twitter-locks-out-reporter-guy-adams-7987906.html
 
RATINGS RAT RACE: London Olympics Day 5 Pulls In 36-Year High Viewership
http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/tv-ratings-london-olympics-day-5-breaks-rating-record-beijing-bradley-wiggins-nbc-michael-phelps/
 
Top 10 Reasons These Olympics Suck
http://www.motherjones.com/media/2012/08/top-10-reasons-these-olympics-suck
 
THIS WEEK IN GOOD NEWS!
Feds Take Another Crack at Big Solar Projects
http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/Feds_Take_Another_Crack_at_Big_Solar_Projects_120727
 
No, Syria Doesn’t Have Saddam’s Chemical Weapons
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/07/syria-iraq-wmd-meme/
 
A Century of Eagle Scouts: The Eagles' service project is the single greatest youth-service initiative in history
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303933704577533561616246168.html
 
ODDS & ENDS:
Horror Hospital: The Most Shocking Photos And Testimony From The Dawood Military Hospital Scandal
http://www.buzzfeed.com/rebeccaelliott/horror-hospital-the-most-shocking-photos-and-test
 
VA Must Disclose Documents on CIA, Army and Nazi Scientists Tests Using Veterans as Guinea Pigs
http://www.allgov.com/US_and_the_World/ViewNews/VA_Must_Disclose_Documents_on_CIA_Army_and_Nazi_Scientists_Tests_Using_Veterans_as_Guinea_Pigs_120731
 
Kidneys on special offer
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,16134667,00.html
 
Building Organs, On One Microchip at a Time: How new technologies may allow computer simulations to eliminate animal testing
http://www.sciencefriday.com/segment/07/27/2012/building-organs-on-one-microchip-at-a-time.html
 
Caffeinated Seas Found off U.S. Pacific Northwest: Human waste in coffee country has unknown effect on marine life
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/07/120730-caffeinated-seas-pacific-northwest-caffeine-coffee-science/
 
A Biotech Battle Royale: Monsanto's Plan to Dominate the World Food System
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/07/27/a-biotech-battle-royale/
 
Billion-Dollar Taxpayer Subsidies for Junk Food Junkies
http://www.allgov.com/US_and_the_World/ViewNews/Billion_Dollar_Taxpayer_Subsidies_for_Junk_Food_Junkies_120727
 
Merck Profit Tops Estimates as Sales of Diabetes Drugs Grow
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-27/merck-second-quarter-profit-beats-estimates-on-diabetes-drugs.html
 
NAFTA on Steroids: The Case Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/07/26/nafta-on-steroids/
 
How Latin America is reinventing the war on drugs
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2012/0730/How-Latin-America-is-reinventing-the-war-on-drugs
 
Libor, the New Asbestos
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-08-01/libor-the-new-asbestos
 
New Bible translation has screenplay format
http://www.smh.com.au/world/new-bible-translation-has-screenplay-format-20120730-23a51.html
 
The 10 best Gore Vidal quotes
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/186590/the-10-best-gore-vidal-quotes/
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