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Sad Sign of the Times

After a fewer-than-hoped-for seventy employees of The New York Times accepted buyouts from the paper by this Tuesday's deadline, looks... More

The Whirligig of TIME

The New Republic is feeling a tad photo-plagiarized today. TIME magazine’s new Obama/Clinton cover is, it says, pretty similar to... More

Primary Night Metaphor-o-rama!

MSNBC’s minstrels love analogies as much as they love politics

Six hours is a lot of airtime to fill. Especially when, as was the case for the majority of last... More

Big Bird, Meet the Grouch

Cable flips out over Obama’s “offensive gesture”

Mr. Obama, we know things are getting rough out there on the campaign trail. We know campaigning can take its... More

Dancing with the Stars: The Trade Summit Edition

When Bush and NAFTA dance together, the president leads

I’m here, with political reporters, in New Orleans—where, for the past two days, President Bush has been in summit meetings... More

The Papal Visit: By the Numbers

Counting the coverage of Benedict XVI’s U.S. trip

60,000 rough number of people who came to see Pope Benedict XVI celebrate Mass at New York’s Yankee Stadium on... More

Kicker Mailbag: “The questions asked by Stephanopoulos and Gibson matter to voters”

In response to our Kicker post about Jon Stewart's satirical analysis of the ABC debate—and to our general frustration with... More

Jon Stewart weighs in on the ABC debate

Leave it to Jon Stewart to condense Fight Night's frustrations into a neat little nutshell. After airing the debate-specific-but-Daily Show-obligatory... More

19,742

That's the number of comments posted to ABC News's Web site in response to the outlet's article about Wednesday night's... More

Rock the Vote (Don’t Rock the Vote, Baby…)

Debate dissonance in Philly

Talk about mixed messages. Last night's debate, as ABC News informed us again and again, was the last meeting of... More

It’s a Bittersweet Symphony…

PA voters: to be (bitter) or not to be (bitter)

Ah, BitterGate. Everything you're not supposed to talk about at parties—religion! class! "liberal elitism"! the Second Amendment!—all rolled into one... More

Matt Taibbi Isn’t Sexist

He dislikes everyone, equally

For the record, Matt Taibbi's no misogynist. Or, well, even if he is, he's sexist on top of being ageist... More

Airing…Dirty Laundry?

The Project for Excellence in Journalism has published the index of talk radio's content for the week of March 31... More

In Which Bill Clinton Won’t Let Sleeping Dogs…Well, You Know

Bill, Bill, Bill. Shh…

Message to Bill Clinton: Zip it. Well, that's Hillary's message to her husband, anyway; ours is more along the lines... More

The Rather Suit: What Was Dismissed

…and what remains

As has been reported here and elsewhere, Justice Ira Gammerman—the judge hearing Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS—today issued a motion... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

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


John Oliver video sweepstakes (The Awl)

“We may update this list next week to reflect Facebook shares gathered by The Awl as the result of this post, which is ultimately an elaborate excuse to embed a John Oliver video on our website”

Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

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