Greg Mitchell writes a daily blog for The Nation focusing on media, politics and culture. He is the former editor of Editor & Publisher and author of thirteen books. His latest book, on the 2012 Obama-Romney race, is Tricks, Lies, and Videotape. His other books include Atomic Cover-Up, The Campaign of the Century (winner of the Goldsmith Book Prize), two books related to WikiLeaks and a pair of books with Robert Jay Lifton on Hiroshima and the death penalty in America. His Twitter feed is @GregMitch and he can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org. His personal blog is Pressing Issues.
Your weekend roundup of hits and misses from the worlds of media and politics.
Oprah helps Stewart and Colbert play nice, Chilean miners more up to date on current events than O'Donnell
Cheney's PR coverup; George W. and the Rangers; Jack Black and America Ferrera debunk healthcare myths.
Why did the government pass up two opportunities to limit Murdoch's stranglehold on US cable news?
Jon Stewart on rally, Maureen Down on Plame movie, Mike Allen on Obama interview, more.
Upton Sinclair led one of the greatest mass movements in US history, and his political career has a lot to teach us about politics today.
Feingold takes a dip in the polls, Soros decides to sit this one out, and the low-down on one of the most dirty, influential political campaigns of all time
The latest on Paladino's anti-gay rants, Tea Party antics, and the GOP's Nazi impersonator.
Ann Coulter gets a makeover, Christine O'Donnell is "not a witch," and memories of John Lennon
Isabel Macdonald demolishes Lou Dobbs on national TV, Liu Xiaobo awarded Nobel Peace Prize while under house arrest, midterms get risqué, and more.