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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

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

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