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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

Alessandra Stanley’s troubling history of error

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

Is ISIS a faith-based terrorist group? - Journalists and scholars disagree about how much Islam, rather than politics and power, drives Muslim extremists

Why Bill Simmons might leave ESPN - Other outlets would jump at the chance to gain his following

Why news organizations are abandoning the Redskins - The media mostly avoids Washington’s football team name


Mag for dog haters is a hit in Germany (WSJ)

Poop and Pooches. That is all

A data viz reading list (Susan McGregor)

Useful resources for journalists

Video shows Mexican drug lord paying journalists for ‘good press’ (Fusion)

“This video suggests that organized crime is trying to buy off journalists, creating a new brand of narco-journalism”

Forest Service says media needs photography permit in wilderness areas, alarming First Amendment advocates (Oregonian)

“Under rules being finalized in November, a reporter who met a biologist, wildlife advocate or whistleblower alleging neglect in any of the nation’s 100 million acres of wilderness would first need special approval to shoot photos or videos even on an iPhone”

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