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Why Bush Won: Our Florid Correspondent Explains Everything

Editor's Note: Campaign Desk turned loose two of its finest to write the definitive explanations of the election results --... More

CNN Insults Our Intelligence

This afternoon on CNN's "Inside Politics", anchor Judy Woodruff said the following to Bush campaign manager Ken Mehlman: Let me... More

Beaver State Bungle

Check out this sentence from an Associated Press roundup of the day's developments: A spate of new state polls had... More

ABC Falls for a Ploy

Thanks to a reader for this one. Last night on ABC's "World News Tonight," anchor Peter Jennings introduced a report... More

Too Close to Call

With six days to go, the list of battleground states seems to be growing ever smaller. Of the 11 states... More

Sign of the Times

The New York Times has a special "Voter Guide 2004" section today. Along with statistical breakdowns of the battleground states,... More

AP: Associated Parrots

Eight days left in the race and the Associated Press still can't bring itself to go further than he said/she... More

The Real “Nuisance?� Interviews Like This.

On CNN's "Live From" broadcast today, anchor Miles O'Brien, talking to Democratic strategist Morris Reid, alluded to John Kerry's recent... More

Is There a Draft in Here?

The political press recently figured out, with a few weeks left in the race, that the campaigns' rhetoric often distorts... More

Stephen Elliott on Nedra Pickler, Arianna Huffington ‘s Allure and Ann Coulter’s S&M Come-On

Stephen Elliott at the 2004 Democratic National Convention Stephen Elliott is the author of the new book Looking Forward... More

Playing it Straight

Was John Kerry's explicit reference in last night's debate to Vice President Cheney's gay daughter "fair game," as Kerry campaign... More

Video News Releases - They’re Everywhere!

Earlier this year, the New York Times reported that local news stations had aired, as news, a video news release... More

More He-Said/She-Said on Health Care

Pete Yost of the Associated Press, reporting on President Bush's speech today in Colorado Springs, Colo., treats the president's criticism... More

Karen Ryan Redux

Earlier this year, the Bush administration was caught using video news releases touting the government's Medicare drug benefit that were... More

AP Raises Questions - About Itself

Setting the table for tonight's debate, Nedra Pickler of the Associated Press writes, "Kerry stepped up his rhetoric, too, after... 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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