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The Liberal Media

Eric Alterman

How the pundit class is turning a right-wing ideologue into a bold intellectual—and framing the election.

No wonder the public remains so misinformed, as bigfoot pundits not only whitewash Republican extremism but paint Obama’s soggy centrism in false hues as its ideological equivalent.

A web of right-wing groups bankrolled by billionaires dominates our politics. Our media shouldn’t let them remain in the shadows.

Why do journalists run interference for the 1 percent, when their job is to expose their schemes?

In a city divided by extremes, the festival brings together all kinds of people to cook up something marvelous.

American Jews could play a useful role in aiding our Israeli cousins to see that they are destroying what was noble about their country. Why won't they?

If their fortunes are ever to revive, liberals must find a way to recapture FDR’s militant and optimistic spirit.

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

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