Morning Links: Cuomo Blasts Paladino for Anti-Gay Remarks; Chilean Miners Compete for Guinness Book Nod


• Andrew Cuomo blasts Carl Paladino’s “stunning homophobia” with regard to recent comments made to Orthodox Jewish leaders and even on the Today show this morning, when he told Matt Lauer that gay pride parades are unacceptable for kids because “They wear Speedos and grind against each other.” [NBC NY]

• Female reporters and photographers were banned from Paladino’s speech at the Karlsburg Synagogue in Borough Park, Brooklyn “for religious reasons.” [NYP]

• Paladino says he’s owed an apology by the media because he skipped a line in the speech (apparently suggested by his hosts at the synagogue) that read “There is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual.” Newsday has the full text of the speech (paywall). [CBS]

• The Nobel prize for economics has been given to Peter Diamond of MIT, Dale Mortensen of Northwestern, and Christopher Pissarides of the London School of Economics for their wok on government policy’s effect on unemployment. [CNN]

• The first trapped Chilean miner is expected to be lifted to safety early Wednesday morning. The miners are apparently duking it out to see who’s last — so as to win the honor of being listed in the Guinness World Records for “the longest time a miner has been trapped underground.” [WaPo]

• New Web language, HTML5, has folks worried about privacy. [NYT]

• Former St. John’s University dean Cecilia Chang allegedly not only forced scholarship students to cook, clean, and do errands for her — she also offered them up as dates to her male friends, says at least one student. [NYP]

• 10/10/10 ((a/k/a, yesterday) was apparently a very popular day for events. And gamblers. [NYT]

Happy Columbus Day Monday!

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