Taking Out the Trash

A recap of today’s relevant news:

— On the heels of Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man’s Chest‘s rapacious pillaging at the box office, Walt Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook plans to make a large portion of both the studio’s slate and its personnel walk the plank. (Variety)

— A dust-up gains momentum at the Wall Street Journal between reporters and the editorial page over the paper’s independence from government manipulation. (NY Observer)

Ted Koppel will appear on his former “Nightline” program next Tuesday to discuss recent developments involving the detainees at Gitmo. (Reuters)

novak_041906_80.jpgRobert Novak comes clean about what he told the grand jury in the Valerie Plame case. (Chicago Sun-Times)