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Let’s Be Fair On Ahmadinejad

As Neil MacFarquhar pointed out in the Times today, Ahmadinejad took a much more measured tone on Israel from the... More

Iraq Ain’t Afghanistan

Self quoting Fred Kaplan summarizing NYU Professor and Afghanistan expert Barnett Rubin: Iraq's insurgency is based in Iraq; Afghanistan's Taliban... More

Jim Lehrer For Fiscal Responsibility

This is the first time I've seen anybody press either candidate on how the $700 billion (or whatever) bailout is... More

Mad Dog Wailin’

Matt Taibbi doesn’t like you.

There are few coastal media elites who would admit on purpose to genuine contempt for the entire middle and south... More

Enquiring Minds

John Edwards’s affair. Bristol Palin’s baby. They tempt one to believe that the only moral consistency to be found in... More

Slow Food Nation

How should journalists cover the Slow Food movement?

Working for the Slow Food movement—as I did for three months in 2006 until my Italian visa ran out—is the... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

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