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Moonlight and Valentino

Why are the media so clothes-minded when it comes to Palin?

He was drawn to her from their first meeting. He liked her and respected her and saw how charming she... More

Journos of the World, Unite!

Or, some basic ways to deal with McCain’s “socialism” claims

Listen up, all you hard-working Americans! If Barack Obama wins the presidency, get ready to have your hard-earned money snatched... More

The Plumber’s Tale

Alas, poor Joe, hapless victim of the media

The emails I occasionally receive from the McCain campaign aren't generally funny. Glorifying as they do the us-versus-them mentality that... More

Dear Fox News: Hip-Hop ≠ Obama Endorsement

Two things I know to be true: 1. This photo of Colin Powell, retired general, former Secretary of State, and... More

My Buddy, My Powell

Is there anything the political press loves more than a good mystery? Who will the candidates choose as their Veep... More

Joe the Plumber, McCain’s Imaginary Friend

SNL is at it again: More

Dave and Mac Kiss and Make Up

McCain and Letterman after the candidate famously snubbed the host during SuspendMyCampaignGate: Michael Calderone has the pool report from the... More

Tortured Reasoning?

You may have heard of Torturing Democracy, a documentary film exploring the Bush administration’s interrogation strategies and policies, written and... More

The Washington Sketch and the Debate: For Amber Waves of Grain

Ever wondered how campaign reporters spend their time while watching the presidential debates? Pretty much the same way you do.... More

There You Joe Again

In which the media miss the merit of an average Joe

Before last night's presidential debate, if I were to mention the phrase "Joe the Plumber" to you, the image you'd... More

Quixotic Signage of the Day: Ed in ‘08

On Hardball's pregame right now, a crowd of people--most of them, apparently, Hofstra students; almost all of them, judging from... More

The Obama Effect?

At another panel at the Time Warner Summit, TechPresident co-founder Andrew Rasiej, talking with his fellow panelists about the recent... More

Where’s the “Viable Discourse”?

At a panel at the Time Warner Summit this afternoon, Michael Eric Dyson, Amy Holmes, Charles Blow, and Smokey Fontaine... More

The “Left-Wing, Liberal Media”? They’re Totally in the Hank

Bad news for the media today: Hank Williams, Jr. doesn't like you. At least, if you're a member of the... More

Good MoJo

Kudos to Mother Jones for some great muckraking when it comes to Palin's foreign policy experience as Alaska governor. Not... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

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