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I Want My MTV

Back in February, the MTV news team spoke with Sarah Palin about her thoughts about the Republican primary contest way... More

What’s On Your Head?

What the folks at PBS gain in quality of coverage, they lose in stylish headgear. Poor Judy Woodruff has been... More

Give the People What They Want

What we didn’t learn about Sarah Palin last night

If the current New York Times most e-mailed articles list is any indicator, people are clamoring to learn more about... More

Tracy Flick, Round Two

Remember when Slate made that video, Hillary's Inner Tracy Flick? Well, it seems that the Flick-ering torch has been passed... More

Pinched for Time

Because of hurricane Gustav, or perhaps because of an intentional compressed schedule, the RNC broadcast schedule has very few breaks... More

Riders on the Storm

As Gustav roared through the Gulf Coast, the networks trotted out their best and brightest correspondents to bring dispatches from... More

What About the Dems?

Today, the Internet has been abuzz with the saga of Campbell Brown's interview with McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds, and the... More

The Graham Crack Didn’t Work

While addressing the RNC, Joe Lieberman attempted to inject some levity into his speech by referring to his travels with... More

Like What?

While describing the formation of several weather systems in the Caribbean and the threat they pose to the southern states,... More

The Fashion Watch Never Stops

Lest they be accused of unevenly heaping fashion scrutiny on one political party over another, the media are on it... More

What We Know When We Don’t Know Much

Palin’s favorite meal is moose burgers.

With the media struggling to learn about new GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell offers this now much-recycled... More

Everyone Starts Somewhere

This just in: Jill Burke at KTUU, the NBC affiliate in Anchorage, confirmed that GOP VP Sarah Palin was a... More

What’s In a Name?

Some analysts wonder why Obama didn’t mention Martin Luther King Jr. by name

Tavis Smiley asked his two favorite contributors, Princeton professor Cornel West and Bennett College president Julianne Malveaux to weigh in... More

Shortest News Cycle Ever

This just in: CNN has already moved on to speculating about McCain's VP choice, the GOP convention, and the Gustav... More

Leaked!

The text of Obama's speech is everywhere, and everyone's got their hands in it. "America, we are better than these... 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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