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On Ferrarogate

Why were Gerry’s words so unsettling?

Speaking on MSNBC this morning, Peggy Noonan issued a broad accusation against the Clinton campaign: “In their race-baiting,” she said,... More

Before the Breaking Point

The Times goes behind the scenes of the Spitzer resignation

Today's New York Times features a behind-the-scenes look at the days and hours Eliot Spitzer spent before delivering yesterday's Press... More

Blunder Cover

Which of TIME’s sharks jumped the highest?

If you’re finding yourself in need of a break from learning the already-stale-feeling details of today’s Spitzignation, TIME has just... More

The Daily Show Spoofs Spitzergate

In a scandal made to be mocked, Stewart and staff deliver

Say this about Spitzergate: at least it happened after the writers' strike ended. On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart... More

Notes on a Scandal

Silda Wall Spitzer “stands by her man”

Every so often, we in the American public find ourselves locking our eyes, raising our voices and, in a rare... More

Quick, Someone Call Alanis!

The media pounce on irony in Clinton’s “3 a.m.” ad

Oh, the juicy irony of it all: the adorable little blond child who was peacefully sleeping when Hillary Clinton received... More

Monster’s Ball

The (Samantha) Power of political insult

Stop the presses! This is huge! Late last night, Big News broke: Samantha Power, one of Obama’s campaign advisers, called... More

Women Are “Kind of Dim”: Part Two

Charlotte Allen…defends herself?

On Sunday, the Washington Post published a controversial and now-infamous article, "We Scream, We Swoon. How Dumb Can We Get?"... More

Chris Matthews Really Wants to Say the ‘B’ Word

Keith puts his foot down before Chris puts his foot in his mouth

In their post-Super Tuesday Redux coverage yesterday, MSNBC's Brian Williams, Keith Olbermann, and Chris Matthews were discussing Saturday Night Live's... More

Huck-TV

Is the Huckster the next Pat Buchanan?

Ding, ding, ding! One thousand—one hundred—ninety-one!! John McCain didn’t just hit the mark…he surpassed it! If the presidential campaign were... More

Scenes from a Stall

For Clinton’s press corps, being kept in the loop meant being kept in the loo

The teaser says it all: “Jackie Calmes reports from the men’s room, with the Clinton campaign in Austin.” In a... More

Women Are “Kind of Dim”

Or are they? The Post loses track of its air quotes

Nope, you’re not reading The Onion. Nope, it’s not April 1. And, nope, it’s not 1912. The Washington Post—yesterday, March... More

Manorexia? Meet Drunkorexia

The NYT identifies its latest phenomenon

The New York Times has a proud tradition of publishing stories about Trends You Didn’t Realize Were Trends Until the... More

Harry Situation

The British press and “the great silence: redux”

During the summer of 1936, British monarch Edward VIII continued the affair that would lead, later that year, to his... More

Shrill-ary

Is Clinton’s problem as basic as her voice?

It was perhaps the most memorable line of perhaps the most memorable moment of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president. The... 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 White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

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.”

Bloggingheads

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

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