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The Sky Is Falling (Below The Fold)

What do you lead with today? With the sky falling in American finance (and the sky having just barely cleared... More

Imagined: Couric on Palin

David Carr imagines a Couric-on-Palin interview: It is telling that when the McCain campaign was looking for a soft place... More

Bill’s Back! From Liability to “Swami”

On MSNBC this morning: JOE SCARBOROUGH: Barack Obama's biggest mistake in the campaign thus far may have been the fact... More

Our “Trouble” With Lies

As Michael Kinsley ">sees it: In a democracy, obvious lies and obvious liars should be self-defeating. Why aren’t they? One... More

Sheepish, Bullish on ‘PigGate

Last night, it was with a certain sheepishness that Anderson Cooper kicked off AC360 with, natch, talk of 'PigGate: COOPER:... More

Quizzical

What else? What more can we do with LipStickOnAPigGate? Talk about it. Have dueling surrogates on our channel to talk... More

If I Were Charlie Gibson (List of Lists)

Here is a (surely incomplete) list of Lists of Questions ABC News's Charlie Gibson Should Ask Gov. Sarah Palin (this... More

Fox and Pig

Which cable channel has totally pigged out on (it's puns aplenty with this one) LipstickOnAPig-Gate so far? A quick TVEyes... More

“Catnip to the News Media”

Barack Obama just addressed LipstickOnAPig-Gate, calling it "catnip to the news media" (wrong animal, sir!) and lamenting that "the news... More

The Balls on the Bus

If a reporter from McCain's traveling press corps gave a reporter from Obama's press bus one of her cojones, they'd... More

LipstickOnAPig-Gate

That there would be a campaign kerfuffle/scuffle about pork at some point during election 2008 is not surprising. That it... More

Obama’s”Working Class” Support (On Press Bus?)

Journalists striking that "proletarian pose" might embrace Matt Taibbi's description of Obama's traveling press corps (if not the effect Taibbi... More

Mayor Palin and The Press

Something I learned from Newsweek's Sarah Palin ("Palintology") cover story: As Mayor of Wasilla, Palin "imposed a gag order to... More

If We Can’t Have Palin…

We'll take the woman who beat her in the 1984 Miss Alaska Pageant, Maryline Blackburn, who, in an interview on... More

Is This Seventh Grade?

Yes, it is. On MSNBC this morning: MSNBC's CONTESSA BREWER: What we saw was the crowd not only filling the... More

The Impotence of the Fact Check?

Hearing Gov. Sarah Palin again saying "Thanks, but no thanks" (the applause line of the McCain-Palin campaign's truth-challenged Bridge to... More

PEJ on Press on Palin: “Feverish”

Per PEJ: "For the week of Sept. 1-7, Palin was a significant or dominant factor in 60% of the campaign... More

Advice for Gibson: “Think of Your Children”

ABCNews.com is asking what Charles Gibson should ask Gov. Sarah Palin during The First Palin Interview later this week. Along... More

Expert(s) Embrace(d)

Hair stylists. Handwriting experts. An astrologer. Body language experts. Feng Shui experts. Some embarrassing, prepubescent-looking guy who wrote a book...... More

What “Feeling” Do You Get From Palin’s Hair?

Two thoughts on Booth Moore's (the LA Times' Fashion Critic) take today on "Sarah Palin's Style:" 1) Maybe it's parody?... 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


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”

Lessons from factchecking, and the limits of journalism (Feministing)

“Fact-checking taught me a lot, and here’s one thing I learned: One of the main purposes of fact-checking is to correct journalism’s bias toward a ‘good story’ above all else”

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