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The Liberal Media

Eric Alterman

Thanks to a cowed media, scaremongering is the only remaining area of conservative competence.

How can newspapers survive financial meltdown if they surrender to a culture of defeat?

Truth, lies and attacks on Democrats from columnists at the Washington Post and the New York Times.

A paradox of American Jewish political behavior: they think like liberals, but they let belligerent right-wingers who demonize and distort their values speak for them.

They've lost our trust by providing conservatives a platform for deliberate deceptions, silencing reporters for revealing the truth and excusing their own self-serving behavior.

At the Las Vegas Democratic debate, CNN Anchors Blitzer and Malvaux twisted legitimate questions into "gotcha" traps. There's gotta be a better way.

Official lies have always been with us. But our political life--as depicted by Maureen Dowd, among others--has been poisoned by the even more insidious unrebuttable lie.


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