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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

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

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

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

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