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Painfully Unfunny People

For all those proclaiming The Death of the Newspaper Movie Critic...we give you: Rex Reed's artful evisceration of Funny People... More

NYT’s Stanley to “Again Get Special Editing Attention”

"How Did This Happen?" ("This" being seven eight errors in Alessandra Stanley's July 17th New York Times "appraisal" of Walter... More

Fairness Doctrine, Anyone?

I realize it has been a long, long time since this mindset at our TV networks could reasonably be considered... More

“Serendipity” Three

In a March 2006 op-ed in the St. Petersburg Times, William McKeen argued that "in these disposable days of now... More

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

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

The press is responsible for ignoring Bill Cosby rape allegations - Where were journalists 10 years ago when claims originally surfaced against him?

Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect - Fareed Zakaria’s case highlights news organizations’ ethical grey areas

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

Will radio save science journalism? - WNYC will soon have a new health unit


CNN reporters in Ferguson provide coverage of CNN reporters in Ferguson (Slate)

“[T]here was little that justified CNN’s egocentric coverage”

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”

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