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In Which the Word “False” Is Used Five Times

If someone were to create a media criticism version of Family Feud*--and if, during an episode of that show, one... More

“He Was Swimming in a Butterscotch River while Angels Blew Cream-puff Kisses at His Feet”

Yet again, The Daily Show's skewering of the media coverage of the health care debate is both brilliant and spot-on:... More

Frum: “The guns are coming out. The risks are real.”

This has been, in the health care debate, The Week of the Gun. David Frum shoots back: It's not enough... More

On the Merits of Coke Classic

Robert Wright, writing over at The Daily Dish, declares his appreciation for the latimes.com redesign: I like the new online... More

Newsweek and Rove

Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff doesn’t pull any punches in his story on Karl Rove’s role in the 2006 firing of numerous... More

Could You Be (Are You Being) “Coerced” Into Reading Time?

In response to (sigh, must we? really? apparently so) Sarah Palin's latest Facebook post on "death panels," (particularly the part... More

“We Have a [CNBC] Request For…Lots of Anger”

In case you haven't seen this, CNBC apparently spelled out/sought out what other cable channels have been merely courting for... More

Town Hall Highlight Reel Star Explains Herself on Hannity

Here is Katy Abram explaining to Fox News's Sean Hannity last night how she was transformed from an unthinking Bill... More

Choose Your Own Interviewer on 60 Minutes?

An online commenter helps Baltimore Sun TV critic David Zurawik distill his argument that having James Brown (a CBS Sports... More

Now You Can Impulse-Purchase The Economist

... and have it in your hands the next day! Via The Guardian: The Economist has launched a single copy... More

“Things Fall Apart; Balthazar Is on Hold”

In response to the Observer's tale of Condé's woes, Alex Balk (now of The Awl) has penned "The McKinsey Summing"--in... More

Clinton’s “Nothing Job”

From today's New York Post: HILL HATH A FURY OVER NOTHING JOB While Bill Cavorts in Vegas Secretary of State... More

“Scores of” Reporters Arriving In Afghanistan; 2 From AP Injured

While "casualties among reporters have been relatively unusual in recent months in Afghanistan," per the New York Times, two AP... More

Ferguson and Felix: Coates’s Pseudo-Defense

Niall Ferguson met widespread vitriol today for the blunt comparison he made, in his column in the Financial Times, between... More

Bruni’s Last Course

Frank Bruni's final review as restaurant critic for The New York Times has just been published. And he goes out... 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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