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Was Capehart Oversharing on MSNBC?

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski seemed in sort of a hurry to cut short or move along from the following exchange this... More

This Is Your Brain on Campaign

From the LA Times's James Rainey: Somewhere inside the brain of the presidential campaign reporter lies a huge lobe devoted... More

What Happened, Karaoke-Style

You thought there was nothing left for cable to say about or do with What Happened (Scott McClellan's memoir, to... More

Disappearing Dissent on Russian TV

Reports Clifford J. Levy in today's New York Times, there's very little throwing down of gauntlets these days on Throw... More

Purdum’s Suggestive Piece

My initial thought after reading Todd Purdum's Vanity Fair piece on Bill Clinton in which anonymous "former Clinton aides" and... More

Required Reading for Candidates

In yesterday's New York Times Book Review, "a handful of writers" and others who have written were asked "to recommend... More

“What Won Barack Obama The Democratic Nomination”

Change? Hope? Perhaps: Ad spending. Per Professor Ken Goldstein, director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Advertising Project: Fundamental factors matter... More

Sheepish Press

For the Washington Post, Ann Telnaes sketches "the media respond[ing] to Scott McClellan's claim that they were 'too deferential' to... More

Hoyt: Times’ Op-Ed Presented “False Picture”

Clark Hoyt, the New York Times' public editor, did some reporting ("interviewed five Islamic scholars, at five American universities, recommended... More

Pre-Iraq War Coverage: “Pretty Good Job” or “Embarrassing?”

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Scott McClellan's memoir, of all things, (and specifically, McClellan's assertions that the press... More

“Obama-Side” Media v. Hillary Water-Carriers

Keith Olbermann's "Special Comment" last Friday regarding Hillary Clinton's RFK remark prompted this special comment from Time blogger James Poniewozik:... More

Yellin: News Execs Pushed For Positive Bush Stories

Everyone's in tell-all (confessional?) mode, it seems. An on-air exchange last night between CNN's Anderson Cooper and Jessica Yellin (now... More

Another Hillary History Lesson

More on the topic of my previous post: lessons one might draw from Clinton's campaign. Over at Slate's XX Factor,... More

Hillary’s Historic Run: Discuss

More of that "reckoning." Today, The New Republic asks: "As Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign approaches its end, what are the... More

More Now Scott Tells Us

From a Washington Post readers chat this morning with the Post's National Political Correspondent, Anne E. Kornblut. SW Nebraska: Will... More

Now You Tell Us, Scott

Politico's Mike Allen http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0508/10649.html">reports that "a few reporters were offered advance copies" of Scott McClellan's memoir "with the restriction that... More

It’s A Shame About Trotta

Oh, the Characters of Cable. They sure know how to fill air. They don't just pontificate about a candidate's apology... More

Playing Games With Your Future

Well, if journo-scolds are going to tut-tut news organizations for trivializing the election, treating a candidate's choice of a running-mate... More

CNN and MSNBC: Not “The News?”

Today, the Times has a front-page profile of Barack Obama's "body man," Reggie Love. Seems like just yesterday I was... More

“At Peace With Being At War?”

The New York Times' David Carr yesterday suggested that, given "public indifference to a war that refuses to end," perhaps... 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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