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The State: Media Outlets Offered to Spin Sanford Story

The (South Carolina) State, via open records laws, late yesterday received "nearly 600 pages of documents — e-mails and phone... More

Fox News: Scratch That; Reverse It.

On Fox News a few minutes ago, anchor Bret Baier described the "interruptions" during yesterday's Sotomayor hearings as "about abortion,... More

When’s a “Stare” a “Glare?”

Was Sonia Sotomayor "glaring" (as in, per Merriam Webster, staring angrily or fiercely or expressing hostility by staring angrily) throughout... More

“Is This Supposed To Be Journalism?”

Per the New York Times, NBC News's show The Wanted (a.k.a. To Catch A Terrorist/War Criminal) -- the one that... More

OMG, Teens Are SO Over Twitter!

“Teenagers do not use Twitter,” declares Matthew Robson, teenage market analyst and sudden media guru. Pause for collective gasp. Everyone... More

Don’t Judge A Protester (Or a Pundit) By His Hair

Twitter. I was just about to post about what Glenn Greenwald Twittered that someone else (Toure!) Twittered that Chris Matthews... More

Palin Was Just Neck Candy. And, “Whatever,” Weymouth

Richard L. Connor, CEO of Wilkes-Barre Publishing and MaineToday Media, is not the only opinionated newspaperman to weigh in disapprovingly... More

Meacham: “[Maziar Bahari] Was Doing His Job”

In today's Washington Post, Newsweek editor Jon Meacham writes in support of Maziar Bahari, the Newsweek reporter who was taken... More

Froomkin Is The New Nipples?

The HuffPo's Arianna Huffington http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/13/business/media/13froomkin.html?_r=2">told the New York Times yesterday she "has no doubt that Dan [Froomkin, former washingtonpost.com columnist,... More

Transparency Questions for Sotomayor

Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, promised in his Sonia Sotomayor hearing opening statement that the committee... More

“Nerd Super Bowl” (Again)

It's all pundits on deck for the The Sotomayor Show today on cable news! To Jeffrey Toobin, one of many... More

Huffington Post, community newspaper

The media sure is fascinated by Arianna Huffington and her eponymous Web publication. The latest installment, a Michael Calderone story... More

Feedback we can do without

Piggybacking off Megan’s earlier post, that PEJ report shows that, spurred on by passage of climate change legislation in the... More

Hacks versus Flacks, Guitar Hero Edition

Because, obviously, the best navigation of a traditionally fraught relationship is to be found within the awesomeness that is "Free... More

Bill Keller doesn’t ❤ Jon Stewart

Turns out New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller didn’t much enjoy the treatment he and his paper received at... 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”

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