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None of Their Business?

Perhaps it’s time to narrow the gulf between the business and the general-interest press

Well. Happy Black Monday, everybody. By now you’ve heard the news: that Lehman Brothers is declaring bankruptcy; that Merrill Lynch... More

What’s Up, Doc(trine)?

All the Bush Doctrine smugness misses the point

Of the many awkward moments in last night's airing of ABC's Sarah Palin interview, perhaps the most awkward came when... More

Laugh-In

NYT blogger Judith Warner has a great post up today: a description of her experiences communing with other mothers at... More

Pork Chopped

Before he was Michael Scott and Andy Stitzer, Steve Carell was a Daily Show "political correspondent." Well, the HuffPo's Rachel... More

Kurtz: “He Was All Business”

The Times summarized Charlie Gibson's role in last night's Round 1 of the Sarah Palin interview thusly: "The interview was... More

Noun + “Putting Politics Aside” + 9/11

Perhaps we could put politics aside on other days, too

This evening, John McCain and Barack Obama will make a rare joint appearance on the campus of Columbia University. The... More

Tell It, Paul Begala

Without further comment, the lede of Begala's HuffPo article about McCain, Palin, the truth, the media, and the relationship between... More

Notes From The Pig Sty

In which we all get dirty

From the people who brought you SnubGate and TurbanGate comes a new dark comedy, now playing on a television, newspaper... More

Slate Gets Schooled…in a Good Way

Belated kudos to Slate, which last week added to its arsenal of interest-focused blogs--the XX Factor for women's issues, Convictions... More

Wolf-Man Flack

Don't you feel like there's just not enough spin in the media? Like you'd prefer to hear more voices, when... More

Word Games on Hardball

Let's play a little analogy game. It's simple, really: Just fill in the blank below. John McCain is to Sarah... More

Rachel Raid

The Rachel Maddow Show: new, noteworthy, and nearly gimmick-free

The names of MSNBC's prime-time programs tend to come in two parts. Those names—Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Hardball with Chris... More

Most. Misplaced. Ad. Ever.

The following ad, its sound bites spoken and flashing on-screen, just aired on MSNBC: "This election is the most important... More

Herd-Wave Feminism?

In all the discussions I've heard and read about Sarah Palin's selection as McCain's heir apparent, the best word I've... More

The Boys In The Bubble

The political conventions and the “media elite”

In yesterday's New York Times, Mark Leibovich explored the proud tradition, so evidently on display during practically every speech delivered... 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


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”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Bloggingheads

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

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