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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

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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