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John McCain: “I Have A Record”

"It's Whipped Cream And Other Delights by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. I play it in the mornings, when... More

Kevin Drum Must Have A Hangover

Or he must be feeling extremely tired, or grumpy, or disengaged, or something. Selections from his debate live-blog: 9:13 -... More

Hanging Out At CNN’s Forum

"Debate the debate," CNN promised when touting its online "CNN Forum" before the debate began. It's a decent idea --... More

That Non-Silent “R”

I am very glad that, at long last, America has a candidate who is bound and determined to reform "Warshington." More

FYI

Three cheers for us

A good portion of the CJR staff, plus assorted Columbia-affiliated interlopers, is gathered in the CJR offices to attempt a... More

Michael (Under)Ware

Boxers or briefs?

Lazy pre-debate shot selection on CNN, where Michael Ware is busy adjusting his underwear. Much like America. More

The Audit Speaks!

Dean Starkman on NPR’s On The Media

This weekend, On The Media hosted Audit boss Dean Starkman to speak about the heroic efforts of the business press... More

Doug Glanville Likes Baseball

He also likes “Everquest”

Doug Glanville didn't set any records in his nine years as a professional baseball player. But he's been making his... More

Lady Rothschild Backs McCain, Duke of Earl To Follow

A marriage of convenience, not one of passion

Seth Colter Walls at Huffington Post talks to big bucks former Clinton supporter Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, who has,... More

Headline Or Job Description?

They kiss babies, too.

Theoretical first-grader: "What does a politician do?" The New York Times: "Politicians Point Fingers, Assign Blame". Worthy of Webster's! More

Charlie Cook Takes Own Name Too Literally

Politics is delicious.

Charlie Cook: D.C. establishment fixture, Cook Political Report proprietor, National Journal columnist, critic of ethnic foods. From his National Journal... More

McCain=Baller, Obama=Shot Caller

Get your heads in the game, candidates!

From the Department of People Who Obviously Wish They Were On A Different Beat comes Christian Science Monitor blogger Jimmy... More

Local Man Enjoys Tomatoes

No greater love

From today's Los Angeles Times, in its consistently excellent Column One slot, the age-old love story of a computer engineer... More

Talk of the Town Talk

Watching the convention outside the media bubble

I couldn't get into the Xcel Center the other night, so I went to Minneapolis's Town Talk Diner, famed for... More

Media Bait

Some people really, really, really want to be interviewed

If you like media bait, you would like Denver. There is plenty of it here, so much so that, at... More

Trick, Vote, Vomit

Whimsy, meet politics

There are a bunch of costumed idiots running around the convention handing out stickers that say "Trick Or Vote." From... More

The Big, Lame Tent

Bookstores are better

The vaunted Big Tent, boasting smoothies, beer, burritos, bloggers, and an endless parade of VIP guests, is wicked lame. The... More

Straw Man Smackdown

What happened to the radical Clinton partisans?

CJR convention correspondent Gabe Pressman notes that much of the coverage of last night's festivities focuses on the fact that,... More

The 15,000

What reporters are doing at the DNC

There are apparently 15,000 journalists attending the Democratic National Convention. Here is what some of them are doing: 14,000 are... More

The Little Mag That Could

A great city piece from The L Magazine

New York's free biweekly The L Magazine is, perhaps, the most consistently well-written free publication in the city. Yes, it's... 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”

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