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Greg Mitchell

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:  epic1934@aol.com.   His personal blog is Pressing Issues.


  • Media June 16, 2010

    Wednesday DAYBOOK: Hot Afternoon Media & Politics Updates!

    Your daily media and politics roundup, today featuring Obama's energy (or lack of), Jon Stewart on Afghanistan, Orrin Hatch's drug test,  the day after Bloody Sunday report,  Palin and Beck get roasted, and more.

    Greg Mitchell

  • Media June 15, 2010

    Yes, It Was Murder: ‘Bloody Sunday’ Report Released at Last

    After more than a dozen years of study, the inquiry finds the 1972 shooting completely "unjustified" and "unjustifiable." David Cameron apologizes.

    Greg Mitchell

  • Media June 15, 2010

    DAYBOOK for Tuesday: Afternoon Media & Politics Updates

    Everything you need to start your day, updated this afternoon, and now featuring Bloody Sunday report released, Helen Mirren on BP,  Biden vs. Petraeus on Afghanistan, Jon Stewart on wacky S. Carolina, soccer fever (the Legos version), Satchmo gets "Black and Blue," and much more. 

    Greg Mitchell

  • June 14, 2010

    Monday DAYBOOK: Afternoon Media & Politics Updates

    Your morning  "cheat sheet," updated all day,  today featuring Afghan takes lithium, GOP women, BP deals with (media) problem, World Cup vis Legos, when Rep. John Hall rocked the "Power," and much more.

    Greg Mitchell

  • June 13, 2010

    Sunday DAYBOOK: Hot Links and Commentary All Weekend

    Media and politics stuff, updated all weekend, today featuring Afghan shocker,  Rand Paul sued by his favorite rock group,  Obama stress doll, Glenn Beck's "panther,"   Neil Young antiwar tune, a new BP parody,  and much more.

    Greg Mitchell

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  • June 11, 2010

    Friday DAYBOOK: Afternoon Media/Politics Updates!

    What you need as you T.G.I.F.,  this edition featuring setbacks in Afghanistan, the Gulf and on climate change, justice at last re: Bloody Sunday,  the birth of "that's what she said,"  preview of Beck novel and Palin cover, Steve Earle visits "Jerusalem," much more.

    Greg Mitchell

  • June 10, 2010

    Media Fix Fans—Lend Us a Hand!

    We've been around for six weeks now and would really like to know what you think about the new blog and its Daybook feature.  Also: please submit candidates for our popular "Today's Laff" and "Today's Music" choices.

    Greg Mitchell

  • June 10, 2010

    DAYBOOK for Thursday: Hot Afternoon Media & Politics Updates

    All you need to know in the a.m., today featuring BP vs. media, Carly Fiorina's TV gaffe, Colbert on Israel and Stewart on DC journos,  GOP candidate meets Gen. Jack D. Ripper, Sam Cooke and Muhammad Ali sing, and much more.

    Greg Mitchell

  • June 10, 2010

    BP or ‘Baghdad Bob’?

    Iraq's wacky press spokesman during the fall of Baghdad seems to have returned recently in the guise of certain BP execs, as Countdown observed last night.  Going beyond that, here are some of Bob's greatest hits that sound suspiciously like they refer to the oil threat, not the American military.

    Greg Mitchell

  • June 9, 2010

    DAYBOOK for Wednesday: With Afternoon Media & Politics Updates!

    Everything you need to know in the morning, then updated all day, this edition featuring primary election news and views,  BP's bull, Obama's butt, cable hits the "emote," Springsteen and Tom Joad,  Kevin Costner and Debra Winger, and much more.

    Greg Mitchell