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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

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

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

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

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