It's been nearly a week since the

, and a

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, was released on April 21. I was planning on writing something about it, but ran out of time. Suffice to say, Ehrlich's complaints are mostly wrong, and mostly petty when not (there are a few legit gripes), and the

Sun

's and Moore's responses are mostly evenhanded, and contrite when the paper was inaccurate.

This all, of course, stems from Ehrlich's ban on state employees talking to State House bureau chief David Nitkin and columnist Michael Olesker. Read all about that at this

Sun

.

Editor and Publisher

covers this most recent spat

. And Ehrlich's people respond to the

Sun

's responses

. He is--shock!!--not happy with them, though it's not clear what would bring satisfaction besides maybe

literally kissing the gov's ass and promising never to print a critical word again. Not likely, that.

Since then, Maryland's first lady, Kendel Ehrilch, called for the suspension of the First Amendment and the jailing of all newspaper reporters at a meeting of lower Eastern Shore Republicans. Well, not quite, but she does think that they

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Read local coverage of the first lady's speech

.

Fun stuff.

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