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Leslie Savan | The Nation

Leslie Savan

Author Bios

Leslie Savan

Leslie Savan blogs for The Nation about media and politics. A three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for her Village Voice column about advertising, Savan is the author of Slam Dunks and No Brainers: Pop Language in Your Life, the Media, and, Like...Whatever and The Sponsored Life: Ads, TV, and American Culture. She has been widely published, including in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York, Mother Jones, and Huffington Post. She has appeared frequently on TV and radio, and is very happy to be a talking head in Helvetica, a film about the font.

Articles

News and Features

Keeping Beck on might have complicated the Fox-GOP industrial complex’s ability to use government power on behalf of the moneyed interests.

Keith Olbermann's suspension from MSNBC was only the most recent in a series of corporate disciplinary actions against journalists that usually redound to the right’s favor.

The cool kid bullied the uncool kids in the Stewart/Sanchez affair, while CNN, like a cowed principal, ran from the crossfire.

Blogs

Cable TV’s top hit is used to justify every political point of view—right or left, pro-NRA or pro-gun control, even pro-...
The sins of omission in interviewing neocons Richard Perle and Stephen Hadley.
Chris Hayes moves up, Ed Schultz moves over and the man who taped the Romney “47 percent” video moves into the light. 
Why mainstream media pundits keep punting.
Desperate to seem relevant again, the Fox host has been trying his best to manufacture news. 
Groupthink has misled us to belive that austerity will bring economic growth. What suggestion will finally alert us to the ticking of so...
Yes, but only because his policies are all wet.
Republicans lose it when challenged on their make-believe consensus.