Got up this morning and looked at the news, only to find it still dominated by the Brian Williams brouhaha. But fortunately, other stuff that I actually care about came up fast.

Here are some speedy midday news/views snacky-snackies:

* Fox News host Eric Bolling, who clearly took no history classes, says number of killings “in name of religion” by non-Muslims stands at “zero.”

* Obama seeking to outflank sensation-seeking media with website, interviews.

* At the Prospect, an important David Dayen piece on Obama administration’s failure to provide significant foreclosure relief.

* David Frum shows that Jeb Bush’s energy policy perspective rooted in poorly-remembered and erroneous analogy from ancient Rome. Seriously.

* Aha: Netanyahu considering a step back from big speech before joint session of Congress: maybe a speech at AIPAC instead.

And in non-political news:

* Beck the big surprise winner at Grammys.

As we break for lunch, here’s Earl Hooker performing “Anna Lee” in 1964, with some of his signature slide work.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.