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Dr. Barack and Mr. Obama

David Brooks has an important column in today's New York Times. Important, in the sense that it establishes a meme... More

Happy Happy! Joy Joy?

Yay! Did you hear?! Today is the happiest day of the year!! The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting (h/t: Gawker)... More

About That Michello-O Hardball Ad…

or, We’ll Become Silhouettes

The HuffPost is reporting (h/t: Michael Calderone) that MSNBC has pulled, after only two airings, an ad for the Hardball... More

U-N-I-T-Y

On Friday, apparently, a week from today, the waters will part, the heavens will stir, and the light of Democratic... More

MSNBC: Killing Us Softly with Their Thong

On today’s Morning Joe on MSNBC, Willie Geist ran, as he normally does, a segment called “News You Can’t Use”:... More

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantyhose

The press promised a lot when it came to Michelle Obama’s “reintroduction.” It failed to deliver.

She hates pantyhose! She loves her girls! She shops at Target…and pronounces it Tar-get, not Tar-jay! She loved Sex and... More

Obama’s Rumor Patrol

Why isn’t the press doing this job?

Barack Obama—Barack Hussein Obama—is Muslim! Barack Hussein Obama was born in Kenya, not the U.S.—so, per the Constitution, he is... More

Turning Point: Education

Can the press force education onto the campaign agenda?

This is part seven of a series on the start of the 2008 presidential election’s general campaign. Links to the... More

Obama’s Sense of Rumor

To what extent is reporting on an unsubstantiated rumor simply spreading that rumor? There have been, recently, insinuations circulating around... More

What a Hoot(ers): The Daily Show Takes on Sexism

With the apparent end, this Saturday, of Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency, the "was the media treatment of Clinton... More

Scandal! Oh, Nevermind

As the general election dawns, a few fewer -Gates, please!

This is Part One of a series on the start of the 2008 presidential election's general campaign. See the accompanying... More

History!

Let’s celebrate today’s first draft

Whatever your political inclinations, last night was historic. Barack Obama’s win in Montana meant that an African-American had won the... More

Booze Judgment

The Times parses Clinton’s Beer Factor

We currently find ourselves in, to put it mildly, a lull in the 2008 campaign's primary season. The delegate tallies... More

NYC’s Deadly Crane Collapse

Just after 8 a.m. today, a crane doing construction work at a high-rise building on the corner of 91st Street... More

Poor “Elite”

"Pity the poor word 'elite,' which simply means 'the best' as an adjective and 'the best of a group' as... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


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.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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