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The Liberal Media

Eric Alterman

The ultra-conservative funders the Koch brothers don't directly fund media—and they don't have to.  Instead, they've successfully funded the politicians and the "experts" who create the context for what the media debates.

Nine years after 9/11, hatred of Islam has infected many Americans. How else can we explain the opposition to an Islamic community center two blocks away from where the attacks took place?

Andrew Breitbart's schtick should be familiar by now. The same techniques used to defame Shirley Sherrod and discredit the NAACP were employed to destroy ACORN.

JournoList is yet another casualty of the toxic combination of conservative conspiracy mongering and mainstream media cowardice.

The White House press corps is entirely focused on what happens inside the White House. While that's not irrelevant, it's not what's really important.

Peter Beinart's stinging critique of the American Jewish establishment's failure to defend democracy in Israel comes not a moment to soon.

Fox News is getting ever more brazen in its refusal to distinguish between journalist and politician—but so is everyone else.

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Eric Alterman
Eric Alterman is a Distinguished Professor of English, Brooklyn College, City...

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