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The Liberal Media

Eric Alterman

Notwithstanding comparisons to FDR, BHO has proffered far less audacious proposals than we were led to expect.

Still relevant, fifty years later: William Appleman Williams's Tragedy of American Diplomacy.

As alleged spy conspiracies go, the case against Izzy is thinner than Paris Hilton.

Shortcuts, blindness and downright dishonesty in the rapidly imploding mainstream media.

When it comes to prosecuting Bush-era crimes, the media's inside establishment would prefer to just keep on walking.

We have no more hope today of saving the newspaper business than we do the telegraph business. But we can save the news.

As newspapers become increasingly irrelevant, is making them tax-exempt their last, best hope?

It's a sad comment on the state of the media that we have come to rely on funnymen to tell us the truth about our country.


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