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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

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

Chris Hondros: How He Got that Picture - From CJR’s Covering Iraq oral history

Beware journo-speak - Only journalists would call a tragedy a “mishap”

Will feminist writers save Playboy? - As Playboy’s safe-for-work site has passed the one-month mark, a look at the online media’s bedazzled reactions, and how the new image suits the old brand


Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

My childhood friend, the ISIS jihadist (Mashable)

How a young Danish man turned extremist

What it’s like to carry a Nobel Prize through Fargo (SciAm)

“And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’ ‘The King of Sweden.’ ‘Why did he give this to you?’ ‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’”

Newspapers prefer lesbians (Bloomberg)

In five states that just got gay marriage, the vast majority of local papers covered it with photos of women getting hitched

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Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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