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None of Their Business?

Perhaps it’s time to narrow the gulf between the business and the general-interest press

Well. Happy Black Monday, everybody. By now you’ve heard the news: that Lehman Brothers is declaring bankruptcy; that Merrill Lynch... More

What’s Up, Doc(trine)?

All the Bush Doctrine smugness misses the point

Of the many awkward moments in last night's airing of ABC's Sarah Palin interview, perhaps the most awkward came when... More

Laugh-In

NYT blogger Judith Warner has a great post up today: a description of her experiences communing with other mothers at... More

Pork Chopped

Before he was Michael Scott and Andy Stitzer, Steve Carell was a Daily Show "political correspondent." Well, the HuffPo's Rachel... More

Kurtz: “He Was All Business”

The Times summarized Charlie Gibson's role in last night's Round 1 of the Sarah Palin interview thusly: "The interview was... More

Noun + “Putting Politics Aside” + 9/11

Perhaps we could put politics aside on other days, too

This evening, John McCain and Barack Obama will make a rare joint appearance on the campus of Columbia University. The... More

Tell It, Paul Begala

Without further comment, the lede of Begala's HuffPo article about McCain, Palin, the truth, the media, and the relationship between... More

Notes From The Pig Sty

In which we all get dirty

From the people who brought you SnubGate and TurbanGate comes a new dark comedy, now playing on a television, newspaper... More

Slate Gets Schooled…in a Good Way

Belated kudos to Slate, which last week added to its arsenal of interest-focused blogs--the XX Factor for women's issues, Convictions... More

Wolf-Man Flack

Don't you feel like there's just not enough spin in the media? Like you'd prefer to hear more voices, when... More

Word Games on Hardball

Let's play a little analogy game. It's simple, really: Just fill in the blank below. John McCain is to Sarah... More

Rachel Raid

The Rachel Maddow Show: new, noteworthy, and nearly gimmick-free

The names of MSNBC's prime-time programs tend to come in two parts. Those names—Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Hardball with Chris... More

Most. Misplaced. Ad. Ever.

The following ad, its sound bites spoken and flashing on-screen, just aired on MSNBC: "This election is the most important... More

Herd-Wave Feminism?

In all the discussions I've heard and read about Sarah Palin's selection as McCain's heir apparent, the best word I've... More

The Boys In The Bubble

The political conventions and the “media elite”

In yesterday's New York Times, Mark Leibovich explored the proud tradition, so evidently on display during practically every speech delivered... 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”

Bloggingheads

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

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