Taking Out The Trash, 08.11.06

  • Bill Cosby takes issue with the Michael Eric Dyson‘s WaPo oped. Will Dyson respond?

  • Association of Public Television Stations President John Lawson tells C-SPAN’s Susan Swain that pledge drives may be a thing of the past, but the FCC’s “heightened scrutiny of language” is “here to stay.”

  • A reader notes that “it sounds like Tony Kornheiser is hanging out with Hootie & The Blowfish while he gears up for Monday Night Football. On ESPN2 yesterday he said he was headed to their show last night at Wolf Trap.” Did anyone see him there?

    >UPDATE: A reader writes in: “TK Stackmoney (tony kornheiser for those not in the know) is very tight with Hootie and the Blowfish, he’s gone golfing with them and one of the mailbag themes songs on his radio show was made by hootie.”

  • “The Note is going dark after today, until right after Labor Day.” While they’re gone, they leave us with suggestions to amuse ourselves: “read a novel, hug a loved one, practice flying without lotion, and watch the first season of ‘Gilmore Girls’ on DVD.”

  • Is it now official? Is everyone is on vacation?!

  • CNN’s “on-the-job training” starts to pay off.

  • The Huffington Post revisits the old adage of judging a book by its cover.

  • A recent Gallup poll shows D.C. based media folk falling behind rival NYCers in public favor.