Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), LA Times reporter/blogger Andrew Malcolm rejoins us to discuss the finer art of tomato throwing, as well as Mara Liasson’s moment of integrity in standing up to NPR. In the second half, Jazz Shaw and I will talk with George Phillips, who will run against Maurice Hinchey in next year’s Congressional elections. We’ll play a couple of Hinchey’s Greatest Hits and find out more from the man who wants to replace him.

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