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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

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


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

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