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Why Is “NO-PRAH” News?

There are sins of commission and sins of omission. Oprah's Sin of Omission: not having Gov. Sarah Palin on her... More

Just a “Dash” of Media Bash

From "Media Bashing 101" (Intro to Media "Criticism" As Campaign Tool?) with the New York Times' Mark Leibovitch: [M]edia bashing... More

The Palin Get: ABC’s Gibson, Alaska-Bound!

ABC News's Charles Gibson's has landed the "first television interview" with Gov. Sarah Palin since Palin joined the Republican presidential... More

Un-Blurring the Line at MSNBC?

Per the New York Times, MSNBC's "bold experiment...putting two politically incendiary hosts, Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, in the anchor... More

In Wasilla: Working Hard? Hardly Working?

From the Anchorage Daily News: Tailgaters [Sports Bar & Grill in Wasilla, Alaska] was packed to capacity and then some... More

History! Herstory? Hairstory

You knew it was coming: From today's Boston Herald (h/t, Kevin D. Williamson): "Stylists to passé Sarah Palin: Let your... More

Cable Consensus: Starry Night

Republicans like to say the selection of Gov. Sarah Palin -- and, specifically, her rousing speech last night -- are... More

Heckuva Job, Brownie

Perhaps you watched that now-infamous Campbell Brown interview of (McCain aide) Tucker Bounds and concluded that CNN's Brown was doing... More

Talking Heads Tell Palin What To Do

Tell us, talking heads, what Gov. Sarah Palin "has to do" tonight in her speech at the Republican convention? (And... More

Giuliani On GMA: Palin, Verb, 9/11

Rudy Giuliani was on Good Morning America earlier. Today's noun? Palin. DIANE SAWYER: If [Palin] were the president on 9/11,... More

Palin’s Hometown Paper Reports From St. Paul

From the (Wasilla, Alaska) Frontiersman: “We’ve all done three, four, five, six interviews all over the world,” [Alaska delegate] [Dick]... More

You Meant Those Other “Sunday Talk Shows?”

From Fred Thompson's speech at the RNC last night: Some Washington pundits and media big shots are in a frenzy... More

Sometimes When You “Flush The Toilet,” It Overflows

From one of those three A1 New York Times Palin pregnancy stories today: Mr. McCain’s campaign, which has shown itself... More

Next Up: What My Great Uncle Thinks About The Palin Pregnancy

"Everyone has an opinion on Bristol pregnancy," proclaims a headline in the San Francisco Chronicle. But only Newsweek brings us... More

“Stargazing,” Convention-Style

Per the Associated Press: RNC delegates "devoted time to political stargazing on a day devoid of any major political speeches...... More

A Row! (Wasilla Frontiersman v. Times of London)

The Times of London's description of Gov. Sarah Palin's hometown (Wasilla, Alaksa): It's a small, unkempt-looking place, defined by a... More

NYT Goes A-1 (x3!) on Palin Pregnancy

The New York Times found three ways to mention, above-the-fold on A1 today, that McCain's running-mate's 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.... More

In Other News…

Glued to gavel-to-gavel convention coverage on cable news? Then you surely know that Hillary and Chelsea Clinton just did a... More

David Brooks, More Like (Michael) Moore?

Quiz: Which of the following is an excerpt from the David Brooks column in today's New York Times and which... More

The “Rift” Raft (Cable’s Convention Downtime Lifesaver)

From Fox News's Chris Wallace earlier today during a segment headlined, "Can Clinton Convince Her Supporters to Back Obama?" WALLACE:... 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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