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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

New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true - Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Why we ‘stave off’ colds - It all started with wine

The New Republic, then and now - Tallying the staff turnover at the overhauled magazine

Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content - Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news


The rise of feelings journalism (TNR)

“Bloom engaged in an increasingly popular style of writing, which I’ve discussed on my blog before, which I call “feelings journalism.” It involves a writer making an argument based on what they imagine someone else is thinking, what they feel may be another person’s feelings. The realm of fact, of reporting, has been left behind.”

Things a war correspondent should never say (WSJ)

“The correspondent retelling war stories surely knows that fellow correspondents had faced the same dangers or worse”

On WaPo trying to interview a cow (National Journal)

“‘I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man,’ The Washington Post—the venerable institution that would later come to break the Watergate scandal and win 48 Pulitzers—quoted her, a farm animal, as saying”

Bloggingheads

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

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