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Dr. Barack and Mr. Obama

David Brooks has an important column in today's New York Times. Important, in the sense that it establishes a meme... More

Happy Happy! Joy Joy?

Yay! Did you hear?! Today is the happiest day of the year!! The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting (h/t: Gawker)... More

About That Michello-O Hardball Ad…

or, We’ll Become Silhouettes

The HuffPost is reporting (h/t: Michael Calderone) that MSNBC has pulled, after only two airings, an ad for the Hardball... More

U-N-I-T-Y

On Friday, apparently, a week from today, the waters will part, the heavens will stir, and the light of Democratic... More

MSNBC: Killing Us Softly with Their Thong

On today’s Morning Joe on MSNBC, Willie Geist ran, as he normally does, a segment called “News You Can’t Use”:... More

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantyhose

The press promised a lot when it came to Michelle Obama’s “reintroduction.” It failed to deliver.

She hates pantyhose! She loves her girls! She shops at Target…and pronounces it Tar-get, not Tar-jay! She loved Sex and... More

Obama’s Rumor Patrol

Why isn’t the press doing this job?

Barack Obama—Barack Hussein Obama—is Muslim! Barack Hussein Obama was born in Kenya, not the U.S.—so, per the Constitution, he is... More

Turning Point: Education

Can the press force education onto the campaign agenda?

This is part seven of a series on the start of the 2008 presidential election’s general campaign. Links to the... More

Obama’s Sense of Rumor

To what extent is reporting on an unsubstantiated rumor simply spreading that rumor? There have been, recently, insinuations circulating around... More

What a Hoot(ers): The Daily Show Takes on Sexism

With the apparent end, this Saturday, of Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency, the "was the media treatment of Clinton... More

Scandal! Oh, Nevermind

As the general election dawns, a few fewer -Gates, please!

This is Part One of a series on the start of the 2008 presidential election's general campaign. See the accompanying... More

History!

Let’s celebrate today’s first draft

Whatever your political inclinations, last night was historic. Barack Obama’s win in Montana meant that an African-American had won the... More

Booze Judgment

The Times parses Clinton’s Beer Factor

We currently find ourselves in, to put it mildly, a lull in the 2008 campaign's primary season. The delegate tallies... More

NYC’s Deadly Crane Collapse

Just after 8 a.m. today, a crane doing construction work at a high-rise building on the corner of 91st Street... More

Poor “Elite”

"Pity the poor word 'elite,' which simply means 'the best' as an adjective and 'the best of a group' as... 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


The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

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

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