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Nose-Wrinkling

Ah, the style feature. Sarah Palin is approaching the debate podium, y’all, so call in the body language experts, the... More

Rescue Me

John McCain, economic semantician

First it was President Bush calling the bailout a rescue plan. Now McCain is following suit, telling John Roberts of... More

News Not Found

Banking Web sites should provide more news to customers

If you were a Wachovia customer reading the top stories on The New York Times’s Web site this weekend, you... More

Straight Ahead

McCain won't look at Obama--and not just when he's delivering his points. (Maybe he's too busy looking into Putin's eyes,... More

Maverick Me

"Is there a word where if you say it, it's automatically not true?" asks Kathy (a.k.a. McCain self-references, calls himself... More

Ya Hear?

9:33pm: Obama touts Google for Government. Yes, transparency. Is Sarah Palin listening? More

Where’s Barack?

9:20pm: Still? Earmarks? Also, Obama is at least occasionally addressing McCain directly as "John." (For instance: "That's not true, John.")... More

Here. Now.

9:10pm: Let's talk about it -- we can negotiate it right here, Lehrer says about the bailout plan. Does this... More

Unpacking the $700 Billion

Papers should embrace context, clarity and skepticism

Since the federal bailout of Wall Street was proposed earlier this week, the press has done its best to try... More

Ready, Set, Voter Psychology!

Voter analysis needs both psychology and logistics

There’ve been several articles recently about the Minds of Voters—some good; others quite bad. (Gawker has a roundup here.) A... More

Painting A Portrait With A Pipeline

WaPo’s strong take on Palin as executive

Here’s props to The Washington Post for an article today that substantively reports on Sarah Palin’s executive style. Starting with... More

The Bridge Goes Nowhere New

Reporters are mining the offshoot stories of the Bridge to Nowhere, but to what end?

ProPublica has a detailed article about the $26 million construction of the Gravina Island Highway, the road that was supposed... More

Ringing True, but Late

Katherine Seelye at The New York Times has a good piece up about the persistence of campaign lies, even after... More

How Would Jack London Vote?

Apparently, Democrat. He might have voted for Ron Paul. But probably not for Palin (I mean... McCain-Palin). Here's the reason,... More

Not-So-Starry Night

LAT’s predictably “Hollywood” coverage of Obama fundraiser

So the Los Angeles Times covered the big Obama fundraiser in Hollywood last night. There’s plenty mention of the stars... 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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