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Bring Us the Heads of “Karen Ryan” and “Alberto Garcia,” Cont’d

Yesterday, we highlighted a New York Times story revealing that the Bush administration sent out taped "news segments" praising the... More

Everyone’s a Media Critic

We've seen a few high-profile slip-ups by the mainstream news media recently, and to no one's surprise, the blogs are... More

Bring Us The Heads of “Karen Ryan” and “Alberto Garcia”

Television stations in Oklahoma, Louisiana and other states have aired "news" segments about the recently enacted Medicare law, featuring "reporters"... More

Taxing Our Patience

Kudos to Ron Brownstein of the Los Angeles Times for highlighting a major slip-up by the press corps last week.... More

Going on Offense on Defense

The Democratic Party hasn't traditionally been known for its message discipline, but if the major left-leaning blogs are any guide... More

Some Like It Hot

Just as the conventional wisdom was forming that, long before November, voters will be sick of 24/7 coverage of a... More

Weasel Words

Check out this story that ran Tuesday on Fox News Channel and appears on FoxNews.com under the heading, "Flag on... More

Fuzzing Up the Facts on Fundraising

We did a double-take when we saw this headline on NYTimes.com: "Major Kerry Donors Actually Give More to Bush." In... More

Watching the Watchmen

Jack Shafer has an interesting piece on Slate about the new "rules of engagement" announced recently at both the Washington... More

A Comedy of Errors

Sometimes we find a problem with news stories we read. Occasionally we find two in the same piece. But Carson... More

Medicareless

In a story about Sen. John Kerry's promise to Florida seniors yesterday to "protect Social Security and Medicare," Jim Vandehei... More

Context Matters

Hats off to Geraldine Sealey, writing on Salon, who catches the New York Post in a flagrant distortion of written... More

You Could Look It Up

Does The Washington Post give its reporters a day-off from fact-checking on Fridays? That was what we were asking after... More

Of Elvis, Condoms, Walnuts and Arnold

We ran across this in an online column by Jeff Dvorkin, the ombudsman for NPR. A listener wrote Dvorkin concerning... More

Quote Machine

Close readers of The New York Times might have been puzzled today to run across one Diane Brewer, an interior... 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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