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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

When protesters interrupted an interview with the Cheneys to call the former vice president a war criminal, C-SPAN’s feed...
In fact, says theater director Anne Bogart, stories can be “fascistic.”
Why the corporate media keep lending the far-right legitimacy. 
But it’s really their journalism that’s tired.
The New York Times has yet to learn from its hawkish coverage in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
From Bergdahl to the Las Vegas cop killers, Fox and friends enter Orwell’s “Eastasia.”