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Three Years For Shoe-Throwing Iraqi Journalist

Thirty-year-old Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi television reporter who threw his shoes at President Bush back in December, has been sentenced... More

Carney, (R)evolved

Jay Carney used to think, as he said last year on MSNBC, that Joe Biden is "incredibly prone to say... More

Is This “Healthful?”

Yesterday, the New York Times Dining section ran a piece headlined, "Michelle Obama's Agenda Includes Healthful Eating." Which reminded me... More

Douthat To Fill Kristol’s NYT Op-Ed Slot

Word has it that the Atlantic's Ross Douthat will be picking up where Bill Kristol left off at the New... More

Meghan McCain Sees You “Sit[ting] Around,” WH Press Corps

On Hannity last night, Fox News's Sean Hannity aired "a little highlight reel" from Robert Gibbs' "first 50 days as... More

NYT Corrects Itself (102 Years, 11 Months On)

The New York Times published a correction today to an article from April 30, 1906. Apparently, an 84-year-old watch repairman,... More

Joan, The Teenage Socialist

Salon's Joan Walsh (who "used to be a socialist, I think") is "honestly ambivalent" about whether the New York Times's... More

Where Was The NYT on Freeman?

Greg Sargent at The Plum Line asks why big news organizations, particularly the New York Times "didn't touch" the "Chas... More

First Lady On The Catwalk (Covered and Not)

The New Yorker this week http://archives.newyorker.com/?i=2009-03-16">places Michelle Obama on a runway (cover illustration by Floc'h) smilingly showcasing assorted sherbet-colored fashions.... More

Credit The Airbrushers!

The New York Times has a video op-ed in which a filmmaker named Jesse Epstein makes a case (and, really,... More

The More We Twitter…

... the less we, probably, blog -- and comment directly on others' blogs, and, generally, muse in the blogosphere about... More

“Maybe Jon Stewart Can Tell Us What The Markets Are Going To Do”

Where to begin? So much to discuss about the discussion just after 7:30 this morning around the crowded Morning Joe... More

Buckley’s Good News

"Tired of bad news," Christopher Buckley provides at The Daily Beast what the "universe will not:" "good news," in the... More

The Headline You’re Dealt

Maybe I was distracted by something in Howard Kurtz's piece about how the Obama administration is reaching out to "minority... More

Still Fighting The Last Battle

The Weekly Standard's Matt Labash, who confesses that "early adoption isn't my thing," explains for the magazine's cover story why... More

The President Likes “The Feel Of A Newspaper”

"Are you a socialist?" may be the most-discussed of the questions the New York Times posed during its first formal... More

Taxicab Confessions: Dowd & Brooks

Some days, one finds a screenplay or some Latin text beneath Maureen Dowd's byline on the New York Times op-ed... More

Shafer Praises the NYT’s “Anti-Kristof”

At Slate, Jack Shafer writes "In Praise of Jeffrey Gettleman," the East African bureau chief for the New York Times.... More

Gray Day (No, Not The Economy!)

Looks like Zariff, President Obama's barber, had a recent press avail to address the urgent matter of All The President's... More

Are All (Crushes On) First Ladies Alike?

As Megan just noted, CNN's Jack Cafferty has written a column confessing to being "smitten" with Michelle Obama. I can't... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

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