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Doing the Digging

I just put up a piece that criticizes Howard Kurtz (and others) for not giving the straight dope on the... More

Palin Broke the Law, Says Investigation

But on Sunday, and since, journalists let her off the hook

Ask any public relations hack, and they’ll tell you that Friday night—especially if it comes before a long weekend—is a... More

How Not to Start an Interview

Palin isn't the only politician from the north side of the the 49th parallel having trouble in TV interviews. Here's... More

Palin and her Press

Hard questions, second guesses, and conflict up North

Over the last weeks, Sarah Palin’s brief public career—especially her time as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska—has been thoroughly examined by... More

About that Ayers NYTimes quote…

I had it in mind to write something about this McCain quote from today: "Look, we don't care about an... More

E-gads! A blog!?!

Norm Coleman is not platform agnostic

Blog. Say out it loud. Blog! If you say it right, it almost sounds like a nasty word. (It’s got... More

Kristol: Wrong on Wright. Twice.

New York Times columnist Bill Kristol gets a Palin interview before any of his colleagues on the, you know, news... More

That Pesky Filter

Palin really appreciates having the ability to speak with people "without the filter of the mainstream media telling viewers what... More

Oh, that Court!

Is Biden's Supreme Court answer meant to bring something else up in voters' minds? More

Branches!

Gwen picks up where The Hill left off, and asks if the VP's office is in the Executive branch or... More

Win a War

Can we ask why, exactly, McCain knows how to win a war? And what wars he's won in the past?... More

WWVD?

Who doesn't love a Voltaire quote? Here's one of my favorites: ...the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman,... More

McCain at the Register

Give John McCain credit for taking the time to meet with The Des Moines Register's editorial board. It may not... More

Frontpage Signals

When is the last time that you can remember that the entire front page of The New York Times was... More

A bookish mea culpa

Timesologist Gabriel Sherman has a good catch from over the weekend. In a Times book review of Bob Woodward's The... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

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