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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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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