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July 1st, 2011
05:00 PM ET

Letters to the President: #893 'Hey, that's 'Richard' to you!'

Reporter's Note: President Obama was called a most unkind name on a news show this week. I’m sure he’s been called worse, but as I note in today’s letter, there are still limits to what ought to be said in public.

Dear Mr. President,

I was distressed to hear this report of a former colleague of mine from years back calling you…well, not a nice name on TV. He’s a smart fellow who has lived and breathed politics for a long time, and I know that he knows better. I suspect it was one of those things that happens too much in my profession these days, with people trying to be “edgy” and “provocative” because they think that is what the public wants.

Related: MSNBC panelist suspended after Obama insult

I get that. Look, I’ve always said that I want my reports to be as interesting and as intriguing as I can make them within the boundaries of 1) truth, 2) fairness, and 3) decency. Most of my colleagues, I suspect, have similar views, but sometimes they get carried away.

That said I’m not making excuses for them, because there really are no excuses for such behavior…especially when it comes to the presidency. Oh sure, people may hurl invectives at members of Congress, or Secretaries of Whatever, but the presidency is something special.
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July 1st, 2011
01:00 AM ET

RidicuList Classic: Stephen Colbert

Editor's note: The classic RidicuList originally aired in May of this year.

July 1st, 2011
12:45 AM ET

Web Exclusive: DNA evidence in question in Knox appeal

Editor's note: Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with CNN Sr. Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin and author Barbie Nadeau about the Amanda Knox appeal.

Related: No celebration until Amanda is free, says Knox's mom


Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow
July 1st, 2011
12:25 AM ET

Crime & Punishment: Defense rests in Anthony trial

Editor's note: CNN's Martin Savidge reports on the last day of testimony in the defense case during the Casey Anthony trial.

Related: Defense rests in Casey Anthony trial

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July 1st, 2011
12:17 AM ET

BREAKING: Strauss-Kahn case in trouble

Editor's note: Susan Candiotti reports on credibility issues in the sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Related: Prosecutors disclose credibility issue to Strauss-Kahn team, according to official


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July 1st, 2011
12:12 AM ET

Video: Online pharmacies a pervasive problem

Editor's note: CNN's Drew Griffin and Dr. Sanjay Gupta discuss the issues raised by the easy availability of prescription drugs online.

Related: Google braces for huge fine from rogue drug ads


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July 1st, 2011
12:09 AM ET

Video: Google under scrutiny for drug ads

Editor's note: CNN's Drew Griffin reports that a dominant online search engine could face a huge fine for illegal online pharmacy ads.

Related: Google braces for huge fine from rogue drug ads

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July 1st, 2011
12:04 AM ET

KTH: Nuclear cover-up in Japan?

Editor's note: CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a close look at how the Japanese government has handled the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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