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1,000 Words…of Crazy

The Times sells McCain short

Checking out The New York Times Web site's newly (and subtly) redesigned Politics section, I noticed, tucked into a column... More

Flame-aganda

Pop quiz! Match the headline to the news outlet that produced it: 1. Security concerns high as Olympic torch arrives... More

The Times: (Grammar) Schooled

Oh, the comma-dy. Here, what has to be one of The New York Times’s best corrections of the of the... More

Grey Lady Green?

Let’s say you’re an illustrious newspaper, and your rival has just won a landslide of Pulitzers (six, to be exact,... More

McCain’s Big Ticket?

Mac has miles to go before he Veeps

On yesterday’s This Week with George Stephanopolous, Republican strategist Dan Senor announced that Condoleezza Rice “has been actively, actually in... More

Oops!

FNC’s chyron an Al-batross

Call it "Dewey Defeats Truman" for the age of twenty-four-hour cable. Amid all the hubbub about who, oh who, the... More

Bubble Trouble

Occasionally, a commentator will make an observation so obvious, yet so in need of being said, that it might fairly... More

Aggregate This! (Part II)

More evidence that Tina Brown is serious about her soon-to-be-launched news aggregation Web site: today we learn that she’s brought... More

Dr. King’s Last Moments

Memphis magazine provides a moving tick-tock

Much of today’s coverage of the fortieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination examines the reverend’s legacy through the telescopic... More

Rejoice, Katie!

Will Couric have her moment of moderation?

Hold onto your stilettos, everyone…Katie Couric could yet have her moment in the debate-moderation sun. Word comes today, via a... More

Rivalry Aside

Will the candidates put politics on the back burner to pay tribute to Dr. King?

Tomorrow marks the fortieth anniversary of the slaying of Martin Luther King, Jr., and presidential candidates will be in Memphis... More

How Many Times Can You Call People “Big Fucking Whores” Before It Gets, You Know, Kinda Uncool?

For Air America’s Randi Rhodes: Three Times!

Take that, Don Imus. It was a year ago tomorrow that the shock jock called the Rutgers women’s basketball team…well,... More

WSJ: Soon to Play ‘Endorsement Mad Libs’?

Under Murdoch, the paper may make its first endorsement since Hoover

The Wall Street Journal hasn’t endorsed a political candidate since the election of 1928 (perhaps out of shame: it endorsed... More

Matthews’s Leg: Still Thrilled?

Barack Obama, media critic!

Perhaps the best line from Barack Obama's Hardball appearance yesterday came after (the notoriously Obamaphilic) Chris Matthews asked the candidate... More

The Best Unintentionally Ironic MSNBC Ad Yet!

The “Vote-zilla” crew strikes again…

This little gem, an ad promoting “Hardball’s College Tour” through Pennsylvania, has been airing on MSNBC this morning: “After three... 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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