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The Liberal Media

Eric Alterman

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.

Consider the plight of the embattled liberal hawks and their lonely struggle to discredit the left.

Bush and the neocons are trying to save their crumbling reputations by blaming critics of the war for the debacle.

Here they go again: Bigfoot media are crafting the narratives that will distort the candidates, the issues and the entire presidential campaign.

Despite what many in the media believe, the American public is interested in more than just right-wing punditry and celebrity gossip.

Will Rupert Murdoch's play to own and operate the Wall Street Journal have a silver lining for liberals?

What do the Washington Post --and the rest of the MSM--have against Al Gore?

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

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