Friday, July 9, 2010

Link roundup

1. Fascinating story by ESPN about Purple Drank, a codeine and gummi bear-laced drink popular in the South. (Former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell was arrested this week for possession of codeine.)

2. Nordstrom's initially denied and then admitted it "went too far" in photoshopping a model to make her look inhumanly thin. (Of course, the untouched photo makes the model look inhumanly thin.) Via.

3. Glen Greenwald on efforts to prevent reporters from reporting on the Gulf spill, the curious decisions the NY Times makes as to when to use the word torture, and Democrats calling Republicans unpatriotic for questioning strategy in Afghanistan.

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