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Gibbs: 1; Transparency: 0

Not cool, Mr. Gibbs. Witness the following exchange between President Obama's press secretary and ABC's Jake Tapper. Then recall the... More

“I Use It as Makeshift Kitty Litter!”

For those of you who, like us, firmly believe that the term "Weekender" is a). incredibly annoying, b). appropriate as... More

Newsweek’s “The District”—Like, That’s Hot.

It’s not easy to satirize President Obama. Without any significant blemishes on his young political career, nor even any distinctive... More

“We’ve been living like outrageous pigs in this country for a long time”

The New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert spoke at Yale on Wednesday--discussing issues of climate change and of our porcine lifestyles...but also... More

Anchors Away

Happy Friday, everyone. Below, The Daily Show on President Obam-ea Culpa's most recent media tour (worth watching all the way... More

Tweets of the Rich(ish) and Famous(like)

I guess A-List Hollywood has not yet caught the Twitter bug. How else to explain the appearance of CNN's Rick... More

Late Filing

There's something missing from the top of this New York Times story on how "competing ambitions" for "Washington's financial rewards"... More

Have Reporters Gone “Pong Slayer” On The Stimulus Bill?

Whose In Defense of The Stimulus Bill, Which Republicans Have Given A Bad Name-themed op-ed today do you prefer: E.J.... More

Even Walter Isaacson…

"...has quit subscribing to the New York Times, because if it doesn't see fit to charge for its content, I'd... More

President, “Spotlight Hog?”

This morning, MSNBC asked (via chyron), whether President Obama is "Losing His Luster?" And if so, CNN -- via its... More

Presidential Interview “Lightening Rounds”

Of the five TV interviews President Obama sat for yesterday, two involved, toward the end, what the anchors described as... More

AP: “The Audacity of Acknowledging Poor Judgment”

The AP finds a similar refrain throughout President Obama's five TV interviews yesterday. Regarding his handling of the Daschle nomination:... More

Its, The Economy Stoopid

Reports MSNBC: [W]hile blunders and bloopers have ever exasperated the spelling snobs and grammar grunions of the world, our recent... More

Daschle “Read NYT,” “Called The President”

On MSNBC earlier this afternoon, Andrea Mitchell described her phone call with Tom Daschle today and how he came to... More

Iraqi Newspapers: Elections (And Egyptian Actresses)

The New York Times's Baghdad Blog surveys Iraqi newspaper coverage of the provincial elections. While official election results are not... 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


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”

On the ground in Aleppo (Syria Deeply)

Francesca Borri on reporting from a razed city

Bloggingheads

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

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