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The Kicker

Old Job, New Trick

Behold, a new format for accountability journalism. More

Fallows: “I Was Wrong.”

The masterful James Fallows--an expert on McCaugheyology by virtue of researching her influence on the Clinton health care plan for... More

Naming and Shaming, Daily News Edition

Per Greg's post--and per his story on the profound challenges of correcting misinformation, which you should read right away--here's one... More

Naming and Shaming at the NYT

Brendan Nyhan, whose work on the difficulty of correcting political misinformation formed the basis of my story on that subject,... More

Twitter Must Die…Long Live Twitter

"To Live, Twitter Must Die"? Slate's Farhad Manjoo makes the case. More

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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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