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: email@example.com. His personal blog is Pressing Issues.
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.
After more than a dozen years of study, the inquiry finds the 1972 shooting completely "unjustified" and "unjustifiable." David Cameron apologizes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.