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Another Close Comparison

There’s something about Glenn…

The works of Glenn Close (in starring and supporting roles alike) are getting a workout from campaign observers observing the... More

Dazed and Confused (Watching MSNBC Again)

No, Contessa Brewer, this wasn't as bad as the time back in January when you interviewed that insightful young man/book... More

Journalism’s Real Liberal Bias?

Forget a liberal bias among journalists, argues Conor Friedersdorf on DoubleThink Online. It's journalistic convention that leans liberal. That is,... More

EXUBERANT HEADLINE! Buzzkill Lede

The sound of the lede bursting the headline's bubble: Kentucky Enquirer headline: "CLINTONS' VISITS PAY OFF AS HILLARY ROLLS IN... More

Cartoon Candidates

Last night MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, to his own visible satisfaction, added to last week's colorful characterizations of Camp Clinton on... More

Lynn Sweet, The “Specialist”

The New York Observer profiles Lynn Sweet, the Chicago Sun-Times' Washington bureau chief and Obama campaign reporter. Says Sweet: “I... More

Dowd Hears Voices

Today, the New York Times' Maureen Dowd fancies herself a fly on the wall, drafting "The Last Debate" between Sen.... More

Clinton and the “Cloak of Invisibility”

How a TV critic comes to the conclusion that it's all but over for Hillary Clinton: While Sen. Obama's and... More

“Just This Great Distraction”

From tonight's Nightline story on US Weekly ("Stars, Skin, Scandal: Secrets of US Weekly"): "There was a lot of depressing... More

Today’s “Reckoning”

More "reckoning" on this morning's Today Show ("The Gender Factor: Did being a woman hurt Clinton?") in which another one... More

CNN Does=Politics! (Domestic Politics, At Least)

According to the new Campaign Coverage Index by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, last week "cable news devoted 74%... More

Never Met a Poll He Didn’t…

Hate? I thought the campaign press loved polls -- those snapshots from which all sorts of alarming conclusions may be... More

The “Reckoning”

Let the parsing of what Clinton’s near-miss means for women begin!

Jodi Kantor writes in today's New York Times: Along with the usual post-mortems about strategy, message and money, [and, I'd... More

It Pains McCain to Prevaricate?

From Matt Bai's New York Times magazine cover story on John McCain: John McCain has never been very good at... More

CNN’s Declaration of Independence

This CNN ad campaign was new to me (I saw it over the weekend on NY1). (VOICEOVER) Every American is... More

People? Perception!

What really matters (some version of which can be found in most of the Edwards Endorses Obama coverage): ``[John ]Edwards... More

John Denver? John Edwards!

TV Newser rounds up the networks' treatment of the Edwards Endorses Obama Rally last night. ABC News "spent nearly six... More

Press: Press McCain On…

Give what the Boston Phoenix's Adam Reilly sees as John McCain's "well-documented knack for charming the press into submission," Reilly... More

What 7.9 Magnitude Looks Like

Reuters (with help from stringers) puts images to the phrase China's "deadliest earthquake in decades." More

And I Swear

What is it with TV anchors and the f-bomb? Bill O'Reilly dropped it (while helming Inside Edition). Last night, "in... More

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

Chris Hondros: How He Got that Picture - From CJR’s Covering Iraq oral history

Beware journo-speak - Only journalists would call a tragedy a “mishap”

Will feminist writers save Playboy? - As Playboy’s safe-for-work site has passed the one-month mark, a look at the online media’s bedazzled reactions, and how the new image suits the old brand


Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

My childhood friend, the ISIS jihadist (Mashable)

How a young Danish man turned extremist

What it’s like to carry a Nobel Prize through Fargo (SciAm)

“And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’ ‘The King of Sweden.’ ‘Why did he give this to you?’ ‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’”

Newspapers prefer lesbians (Bloomberg)

In five states that just got gay marriage, the vast majority of local papers covered it with photos of women getting hitched

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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