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The Witt and Wisdom of the Campaign Press

We were browsing through the Orlando Sentinel when we came across a piece by reporter Mark Silva about John Edwards'... More

Dan Kennedy on Mickey Kaus, the Boston Press, and the Red Sox

Dan Kennedy and his daughter Becky Dan Kennedy is a senior writer and media critic for the Boston Phoenix,... More

Target: Campaign Desk

Mickey Kaus' disdain for John Kerry has now become so delusional that he has begun to assume that Kerry's own... More

The Yankees, the Olsens, and the Veepstakes

Mickey Kaus isn't happy with The New York Times's write-up yesterday of its own NYT/CBS poll. The Times chose the... More

The Mis-Education of Nedra Pickler

When the going gets tough, reporters too often check out. Covering a speech by John Kerry today on higher education,... More

Michael Moore, Evangelical Christians, and “Avant-Garde Nightclubs”

For those of you who were too distracted by the surprise early-handover-of-sovereignty-in-Iraq decision to notice, Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" came... More

Dog Bites Man in Nevada

Check out the lede to this story in today's Las Vegas Review-Journal: "A chief strategist for John Kerry's campaign said... More

Clinton Exhales

Most of the good parts of "My Life," Bill Clinton's 957-page memoir, have already come out in the last week... More

Lou Dobbs Offers Half a Loaf

Last week we revealed that CNN's Lou Dobbs, who uses his nightly news show to finger corporations which outsource jobs,... More

Parroting the President

Conservatives, including the vice president himself, have been quick to attack press coverage of the 9/11 Commission's finding that there... More

The Two Faces of Lou Dobbs

In April, John Kerry's campaign released a TV ad attacking President Bush for supporting the export of U.S. jobs overseas.... More

You Could Find It in the New York Times

In today's New York Times, Richard Stevenson, covering President Bush's trip to Missouri to tout his Medicare drug benefit, writes... More

What To Do This Week

The news media is in full dead-president-in-state mode until Friday, and President Bush and John Kerry have stopped campaigning for... More

Taking Life Easy at Human Events

Sometimes, this whole "reporting" thing is just too easy. Late last month, the Washington Post turned its attention to some... More

Didn’t Make Sense the First Time, Doesn’t Make Sense This Time

In today's Washington Post, Paul Farhi gives new life to Howard Fineman's flawed logic about "bellwether" counties. Farhi travels to... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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