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What the WaPo’s Ombud Wrote about Today*

*hint: It doesn't rhyme with "bad witch"... On Friday, two Washington Post political reporters caused a firestorm when they aired... More

Mouthpiece Theatre off the Air

The Washington Post “Mouthpiece Theater” video in which columnists Dana Milbank and Chris Cillizza suggested that Hillary Clinton drink “Mad... More

Your Move, CNN

Media Matters for America touts itself as "a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring,... More

He’s Just Not That Into (Getting Into) It

Question-evasion is a time-honored tradition among White House press secretaries; the terms used to avoid commenting, however, vary by occupant... More

Why the Twitter Absence? Keller’s Toothsome Response

Bill Keller has been, of late, an absentee Twitterer: his most recent tweet was posted on May 14. What's up... More

The Washington Post’s Priorities, Beer Goggles Edition

By my count, the people mocked in the latest episode of "Mouthpiece Theater"--the Washington Post Web series starring Dana Milbank... More

“The Coalition of the Swilling,” or, “The Audacity of Hops”

Yesterday's so-called "Beer Summit" did not feature: screaming matches; fist fights; heartfelt hugs; apologies. Thus, cable pundits deemed the thing... More

Another One on the Block

The latest magazine to be put up for sale? Publisher's Weekly. More

Birthers: Bad for Business?

For Lou Dobbs, they may be, anyway. Reports the New York Observer: Mr. Dobbs' first began reporting on Obama birth... More

“Sudan ‘Trousers Trial’ Adjourned…”

...is not a headline from an American news source (if the first word didn't give that away -- Sudan?!-- surely... More

A Seat at the (Picnic) Table For Fox News?

Is there space for Team Fox & Friends at that presidential picnic table for tomorrow night's "teachable moment" with beer?... More

Like a Prayer

It's an anxious time for journalists, to be sure: layoffs and cost-cutting abound, with many media outlets fighting for their... More

If You Hold It, They Will Come

I guess the publicly-released 911 tape didn't say it all. "911 caller in Gates case to hold press conference." Well,... More

In My Spare Time? I Scrapbook, Jog, Do a Little Journalism…

Last month, Time's James Poniewozik imagined a future for journalists in the "literary-fiction/poetry model" whereby "a lucky few, best-selling creative... More

President PYT

All that "skittering away from chocolate goodies, as though... a starlet obsessing on a svelte waistline" that Maureen "Gender Twist"... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


John Oliver video sweepstakes (The Awl)

“We may update this list next week to reflect Facebook shares gathered by The Awl as the result of this post, which is ultimately an elaborate excuse to embed a John Oliver video on our website”

Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

Bloggingheads

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

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