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Memo? What Memo?

Think Hillary hard-liners don’t exist? Think again

On a breezy Thursday evening in New York City, under the giant metal globe at Columbus Circle, several disgruntled Hillary-ites... More

Left Behind

Hearts aflame, commenters speak fire

Lefties left behind wish desperately they were among The Fifteen Thousand Witnessing History in the Mile High City. Instead, they... More

Blogging For Truth

Russian war bloggers tell—and show—what they saw at the front

Bearing cigarettes, crackers, and salami, Krig42 returned to Tskhinvali on August 15th in search of the truth. The city, which... More

No Reception

Georgia cuts access to the last Russian radio station left standing

The officially anti-Georgian media blitz inside Russia has been well documented, but now it turns out the Georgians have been... More

Georgians Hate Fox News

So does some fat guy

Forget what I said about American reporters rarely training the cameras on themselves. Fox News went to Gori, Georgia (still... More

Blogging From The Front

At great personal peril, Russian bloggers report on the Georgian war

At 6:19 p.m. this past Saturday, Russian journalist Mikhail Romanoff added a two-line post to his personal blog from the... More

And Lindsay Lohan Is Pop-Culture Lupus

A chaotic American Morning

All you scrooges still grumbling about the devolution of the American press into yellow journalism, take heart! You’re right! Today,... More

PAU

Just when we thought it was over, the second season comes anon: it’s Politics As Usual time, folks, by which... More

Poor Tartuffe

While minority journalists stretched themselves into a soul-searching pretzel debating whether they should applaud Barack Obama when he spoke at... More

CNN = Cosmo

CNN = Politics, but CNN sometimes = Cosmo. Because sex sells page views in a way that muckraking doesn’t, the... More

Beating a Dead, Misunderstood Horse, Part Deux

Except the horse isn’t dead—and neither are our nation’s guerilla satirists! Not surprisingly, they’re hiding out, starved yet resolved, in... More

Beating a Dead, Misunderstood Horse

Sneaking in one last pundit punch before the New Yorker hits newsstands with a new cover this week, meta-media critic... More

The Troglodytes Are Coming!

God bless Lou Dobbs, America’s only working home-security system. If it weren’t for him, you’d never know what to be... More

My Friend(s)

My friends, in discussing the verbal tics of certain aspiring presidents, I would be remiss to pass over the punishing... More

The Digital Elders of Zion and a Lesson for Obama

If you go to www.eldersofzion.com expecting to find the old tsarist forgery, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, you’ll... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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