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Keeping the Facts Straight on Gay Marriage

Over the weekend, The New York Times erred on a key aspect of an issue that could be crucial in... More

Conspiracy Theories and Immune Systems

John Hood, writing on the National Review blog, "The Corner," suggests that there's been a sinister agreement between the Kerry... More

Blogs and Journalistic Ethics

Here's an exchange between Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos and Zachary Roth of Campaign Desk, sparked by Roth's criticism of... More

Meet the (Virtual) Press

Editor's note: Today, we launch a brief, daily summary of notable commentary from the political blogosphere. You'll be able to... More

Those Loopy Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theory! Quick, what goes through your mind? That LBJ was behind JFK's assassination, at the behest of Texas oilmen?... More

Blogs Gone Wild: Exit Poll Leak Becomes a Gusher

Campaign Desk is starting to feel like the indignant moralist who loudly informs everyone within earshot that there is nudity... More

What Part of “Until the Polls Close” Don’t You Understand?

We thought the rule was pretty clear. After the Florida fiasco in 2000, in which CBS News' Dan Rather called... More

Positively Negative

Just like all those Iowa voters, David Broder seems to have fallen for the boyish charm of Sen. John Edwards.... More

The Post’s Phantom Polls

Thanks to an alert reader for this one. Deborah Orin of the New York Post opens her story today by... More

Kerry’s Campaign Slips One by Tim Russert

Welcome back. Now that you know what we've suspected all along -- that Campaign Desk is at least as interesting... More

Letting Kerry Off the Hook

Katharine Seelye and David Halbfinger were too kind to John Kerry in their account of last night's debate. In today's... More

Brokaw Bobbles a Couple

The usually fair and straightforward Tom Brokaw went astray a few times in the course of moderating last night's Democratic... More

Be Careful What You Link To

Tip to Howard Kurtz: If you're going to link to an article, read the whole thing. In his WashingtonPost.com column,... More

Note to Staff: Connect the Dots

In the wake of the big shakeup in his campaign organization, is Gov. Howard Dean still at odds with his... More

Say What?

Slate's Will Saletan, whose coverage of the campaign so far has been excellent, trips up here. Saletan notes that Howard... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

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