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The talking heads of cable news are leading double lives as paid lobbyists for corporations.

As we observe the third anniversary of Molly Ivins's death, we are ever more the lesser for her loss.

The Washington Post has run a "news" article about deficit reduction produced by The Fiscal Times, an outfit backed by Social Security demonizer Pete Peterson.

By refusing to acknowledge Fox News's avowed partisanship, its MSM defenders diminish the work of honest journalists who try to play fair.

Jon Stewart is appalled by Beck and his guest Michael Scheuer's suggestion that Bin Laden should attack the US again to change Obama's policies.

Has Bill O'Reilly finally gone too far? MSNBC's Keith Olbermann links the murder of Dr. George Tiller to Fox News.

A longstanding rivalry between old friends shows what it takes to get into the New York Times.

Fox News truncates or splices video to support its ideological slant regardless of context or speaker intent.

Rupert Murdoch has not wrecked the Wall Street Journal, as many had predicted. But a key question remains: is the new regime committed to unbiased reporting, or will it politicize the news?

We have no more hope today of saving the newspaper business than we do the telegraph business. But we can save the news.

Blogs

Some perspective on the concentration of the press in the power of a few and the dangers of media consolidation.

April 6, 2013

The campaign season earns local television stations enormous sums of money. What should they give back?

August 14, 2012

Reed dissects the the journalistic equivalent of mortal sins.

August 10, 2012

Once upon a time, CNN would be airing the hottest hearings of the day. Now it’s at the heart of one of them, as Lord Justice Leveson calls CNN anchor Piers Morgan to “explain himself” over comments he made relating to phone hacking.

May 24, 2012

Once upon a time t CNN would be airing the hottest hearings of the day. Now  they're at the heart of the story, as Lord Justice Leveson calls CNN anchor Piers Morgan to “explain himself” over comments he made relating to phone hacking.

May 24, 2012

Comcast’s new minority-owned channels are the direct result of a deal cut with civil rights organizations. So where are the women’s channels?

February 24, 2012

Denver's contest for local school board seats has already cost $600,000, as big-money backers of school privatization, charters and “choice” try to buy control of education policy.

October 21, 2011

Corporate media help manufacture the Tea Party’s power every bit as much as the tea party manufactured our current debt “crisis.”

July 29, 2011

Getting to the bottom of News Corporation would require a global effort—and far more determination than anything shown either by Eric Holder’s Justice Department or David Cameron’s government.

July 20, 2011

Instead of standing up to those in power, News Corp. has fostered cozy relationship with governments on both sides of the Atlantic.

July 20, 2011