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The Liberal Media

Eric Alterman

Democracy demands that journalists tell the truth. The success of liars
like Bob Novak and Ann Coulter is a greater threat to America than a
truck full of terrorists bent on doing us harm.

Four wars at once? Led by this crew? Are the people who run this
country, enabled by neo-con pundits, dangerously out of their minds?

In wartime, you lose the luxury of choosing your allies: The Bush
Administration's attacks on the New York Times are attacks on us
all.

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was a really bad guy. But the Bush
Administration's armchair warriors mythologized him into a
self-fulfilling prophecy of insurgent terror.

Five years into the Bush Administration, the press corps still can't figure out how to handle the White House's primary media management tactic: lying.

Time magazine's new managing editor has inherited an editorial model that's under siege and a pundit lineup that tilts squarely to the right.

In praise of three giants of American liberalism: John Kenneth Galbraith, Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg and the Rev. William Sloane Coffin Jr.

The FBI's bid to examine Jack Anderson's papers is the latest battle in the Bush Administration's war against the media.

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

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