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The Liberal Media

Eric Alterman

Dana Milbank's coverage of Obama in the Washington Post has become a symbol of a press corps that is almost as the Bush Administration.

While some of America's smartest and most civic-minded people are trying to save daily newspapers, the media moguls who can make a difference seem to be completely off their rockers.

Barack Obama got it right on Iraq six years ago. Now, perhaps, so can the rest of us.

They enabled the Iraq catastrophe and now spin a self-flattering narrative to excuse their failings.

Take a look at the qualities right-wing pundits so admire about dove-turned-hawk, Dem-turned-Republican Joe Lieberman.

Pundits embrace the fantasy of Hillary Clinton's candidacy as foolishly as they embraced the Iraq War.

A serious debate focused about torture, wiretapping, food prices, world hunger... oh, wait. That's the kind of fairy tale they don't do at Disney.

The politics of tenure at Barnard and beyond.

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

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