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All That Glitters (Is Not Gould)

The former Gawker editor, “exposed” in the Times Magazine

At first blush, it would seem to be one of those delightfully zeitgeist-y romps through everyone's favorite topic these days,... More

Back from Baghdad

We hear a lot—though not nearly enough—about what it's like to be a soldier returning from duty in Iraq: the... More

Et Tu, Mika?

Brzezinski plays a new Morning Joe role

Mika Brzezinski, often the Lone Lady at MSNBC's Morning Joe round table, will usually speak out when one of the... More

Ellen’s Russert Moment

The comedian celebrates Memorial Day by doing some politician-grilling

Talk about afflicting the comfortable. Well, actually, make that "afflicting the awkwardly, squirmingly, cringingly uncomfortable." On yesterday's Ellen, the daytime... More

We’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling

Now it’s gone…gone…gone…

It had to happen at some point. Tim Russert’s grin is just slightly less broad. The mischievous twinkle in Pat... More

Club Med(vedev)

The inauguration of Dmitri Medvedev as Russia's new president this week is one of those fantastic Historical Occasions for which... More

EJ Graff Joins the XX Factor

The XX Factor, Slate's women-written blog, welcomes a new voice today: EJ Graff. Graff, the author of Getting Even and... More

PEJ Gets the Last Laugh

In what might just be one of the most fun pieces of research ever conducted, ever, the Project for Excellence... More

Star Wars Episode VI: Re-Spurn of the Jedi

Howard Kurtz today takes a macrocosmic—literally, macrocosmic—view of the media's post-Tuesday treatment of the Democrats' Epic Battle for Cosmic Domina—er,... More

Hillary, We Hardly Knew Ye…

Hey, MSNBC: Why the remembrance of things past?

Could it almost be…over? Is “our long national nightmare” soon to end? After a night of nail-biting—“too early to call”... More

The People vs. Jeremiah Wright

What’s wrong with the Wright trial

When most Americans met Jeremiah Wright, he was a caricature, rendered in the blurry lines and crackling tones of buffered... More

Primary Night Bingo!

Lighten up tonight’s punditry with a game

It's Super Tuesday. Again. Another loooooong evening of waiting and watching returns—and the punditry that analyzes them—before the Big, Exciting... More

Boxed In

Leave it to the New York Post to find some dark humor in the increasingly brutal Democratic nominating contest. Today,... More

Getting Schooled: Pre-K

Let’s press the candidates about early education

Among the stump issues that McCain, Clinton, and Obama agree on—besides, of course, their strong support of barbequed ribs and... More

It’s Raining Men! On Your TV!

Humidity is rising... Barometer's getting low According to our sources... Your TV's the place to go Cause tonight, for... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

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