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1,000 Words…of Crazy

The Times sells McCain short

Checking out The New York Times Web site's newly (and subtly) redesigned Politics section, I noticed, tucked into a column... More

Flame-aganda

Pop quiz! Match the headline to the news outlet that produced it: 1. Security concerns high as Olympic torch arrives... More

The Times: (Grammar) Schooled

Oh, the comma-dy. Here, what has to be one of The New York Times’s best corrections of the of the... More

Grey Lady Green?

Let’s say you’re an illustrious newspaper, and your rival has just won a landslide of Pulitzers (six, to be exact,... More

McCain’s Big Ticket?

Mac has miles to go before he Veeps

On yesterday’s This Week with George Stephanopolous, Republican strategist Dan Senor announced that Condoleezza Rice “has been actively, actually in... More

Oops!

FNC’s chyron an Al-batross

Call it "Dewey Defeats Truman" for the age of twenty-four-hour cable. Amid all the hubbub about who, oh who, the... More

Bubble Trouble

Occasionally, a commentator will make an observation so obvious, yet so in need of being said, that it might fairly... More

Aggregate This! (Part II)

More evidence that Tina Brown is serious about her soon-to-be-launched news aggregation Web site: today we learn that she’s brought... More

Dr. King’s Last Moments

Memphis magazine provides a moving tick-tock

Much of today’s coverage of the fortieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination examines the reverend’s legacy through the telescopic... More

Rejoice, Katie!

Will Couric have her moment of moderation?

Hold onto your stilettos, everyone…Katie Couric could yet have her moment in the debate-moderation sun. Word comes today, via a... More

Rivalry Aside

Will the candidates put politics on the back burner to pay tribute to Dr. King?

Tomorrow marks the fortieth anniversary of the slaying of Martin Luther King, Jr., and presidential candidates will be in Memphis... More

How Many Times Can You Call People “Big Fucking Whores” Before It Gets, You Know, Kinda Uncool?

For Air America’s Randi Rhodes: Three Times!

Take that, Don Imus. It was a year ago tomorrow that the shock jock called the Rutgers women’s basketball team…well,... More

WSJ: Soon to Play ‘Endorsement Mad Libs’?

Under Murdoch, the paper may make its first endorsement since Hoover

The Wall Street Journal hasn’t endorsed a political candidate since the election of 1928 (perhaps out of shame: it endorsed... More

Matthews’s Leg: Still Thrilled?

Barack Obama, media critic!

Perhaps the best line from Barack Obama's Hardball appearance yesterday came after (the notoriously Obamaphilic) Chris Matthews asked the candidate... More

The Best Unintentionally Ironic MSNBC Ad Yet!

The “Vote-zilla” crew strikes again…

This little gem, an ad promoting “Hardball’s College Tour” through Pennsylvania, has been airing on MSNBC this morning: “After three... More

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

Bloggingheads

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

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