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A Bet That Doesn�t Need to Be Hedged

In a story today about a lawsuit filed by automakers in hopes of getting a California fuel economy law struck... More

Nativity Proclivity

Both Time and Newsweek play to the moral values crowd with cover pieces that look at the development of the... More

The Birth of the Madison County Shill

Add this one to the ever-growing list of deceptive tactics that corporations, interest groups, and government agencies are using to... More

The Problem with John Tierney

By Zachary Roth The favored candidate to replace William Safire as the voice of conservatism on the New York Times... More

DeLay Tactic

Check out this paragraph from a report by Janet Hook in today's Los Angeles Times about the Republicans' congressional agenda:... More

Coddling vs. Character at the New York Times

The lead story in yesterday's "Week in Review" section of the New York Times, by John Tierney, uses the movie... More

Tim Jones on Gay Marriage, Evangelicals, and 1968

Tim Jones Tim Jones is a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. He spent the presidential campaign covering the state... More

Dumb and Dumber

The Daily Howler provides a well-deserved smackdown to Anne Applebaum of the Washington Post, who, in a column yesterday, argued... More

Which of These Things Is Not Like The Other: Unorthodox Views and David Broder

Minor blog-spat on the left: It began when Matthew Yglesias, writing on Tapped, declared that his "biggest fear about the... More

Broder De-coder

We don't often comment on political commentary. After all, a columnist's job is not to report, it's to argue a... More

Recriminations, Corrections, and Standing up to Scott Peterson

It's the last gasp (let's hope) of Democratic finger-pointing and recriminations, and Josh Marshall is going after the "aristocracy of... More

Grapefruits and Grapes

Part two of a series evaluating the media's performance during the 2004 campaign. By Zachary Roth As the election year... More

Campaign ‘04, R.I.P.

Everybody loves a winner, and that goes double for middle-of-the-road newsweeklies. Says Time, sounding like a Bush campaign ad: "When... More

Hindsight is 20/20

Last Sunday, Campaign Desk gave readers two parodies of day-after election stories (the basic Bush Won/Kerry Won pieces, filled with... More

Off the Money

Thanks to a reader for this one: Our latest entry in the always-popular unsupported lead contest comes from Dan Burns... 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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