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Three Years For Shoe-Throwing Iraqi Journalist

Thirty-year-old Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi television reporter who threw his shoes at President Bush back in December, has been sentenced... More

Carney, (R)evolved

Jay Carney used to think, as he said last year on MSNBC, that Joe Biden is "incredibly prone to say... More

Is This “Healthful?”

Yesterday, the New York Times Dining section ran a piece headlined, "Michelle Obama's Agenda Includes Healthful Eating." Which reminded me... More

Douthat To Fill Kristol’s NYT Op-Ed Slot

Word has it that the Atlantic's Ross Douthat will be picking up where Bill Kristol left off at the New... More

Meghan McCain Sees You “Sit[ting] Around,” WH Press Corps

On Hannity last night, Fox News's Sean Hannity aired "a little highlight reel" from Robert Gibbs' "first 50 days as... More

NYT Corrects Itself (102 Years, 11 Months On)

The New York Times published a correction today to an article from April 30, 1906. Apparently, an 84-year-old watch repairman,... More

Joan, The Teenage Socialist

Salon's Joan Walsh (who "used to be a socialist, I think") is "honestly ambivalent" about whether the New York Times's... More

Where Was The NYT on Freeman?

Greg Sargent at The Plum Line asks why big news organizations, particularly the New York Times "didn't touch" the "Chas... More

First Lady On The Catwalk (Covered and Not)

The New Yorker this week http://archives.newyorker.com/?i=2009-03-16">places Michelle Obama on a runway (cover illustration by Floc'h) smilingly showcasing assorted sherbet-colored fashions.... More

Credit The Airbrushers!

The New York Times has a video op-ed in which a filmmaker named Jesse Epstein makes a case (and, really,... More

The More We Twitter…

... the less we, probably, blog -- and comment directly on others' blogs, and, generally, muse in the blogosphere about... More

“Maybe Jon Stewart Can Tell Us What The Markets Are Going To Do”

Where to begin? So much to discuss about the discussion just after 7:30 this morning around the crowded Morning Joe... More

Buckley’s Good News

"Tired of bad news," Christopher Buckley provides at The Daily Beast what the "universe will not:" "good news," in the... More

The Headline You’re Dealt

Maybe I was distracted by something in Howard Kurtz's piece about how the Obama administration is reaching out to "minority... More

Still Fighting The Last Battle

The Weekly Standard's Matt Labash, who confesses that "early adoption isn't my thing," explains for the magazine's cover story why... More

The President Likes “The Feel Of A Newspaper”

"Are you a socialist?" may be the most-discussed of the questions the New York Times posed during its first formal... More

Taxicab Confessions: Dowd & Brooks

Some days, one finds a screenplay or some Latin text beneath Maureen Dowd's byline on the New York Times op-ed... More

Shafer Praises the NYT’s “Anti-Kristof”

At Slate, Jack Shafer writes "In Praise of Jeffrey Gettleman," the East African bureau chief for the New York Times.... More

Gray Day (No, Not The Economy!)

Looks like Zariff, President Obama's barber, had a recent press avail to address the urgent matter of All The President's... More

Are All (Crushes On) First Ladies Alike?

As Megan just noted, CNN's Jack Cafferty has written a column confessing to being "smitten" with Michelle Obama. I can't... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

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

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


I’m a black journalists quitting media because I’m sick of racism (TNR)

“Among the challenges that make racism so difficult to fix, and so odiously constant, is that white people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone”

High Times hits middle age (NYMag)

After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold

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

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