Morning News Roundup

  • Wal-Mart under pressure to remove posters from the front of its stores advertising Brokeback Mountain. Since the film didn’t break the $100 million barrier, the American Family Association alleges, Wal-Mart must be trying to normalize homosexuality. I won’t quit you, red states.
  • The NYTimes wants to protect you from infomercials. Actually, they just want their target audience to experience the vicarious tingle of shopper slumming.
  • A lede says it all, “One of the biggest money problems for Americans today is overspending on parakeet funerals.”
  • Black construction barriers being removed around Apple’s giant glass cube store in Manhattan. Bow before the almighty.