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Stephen Colbert counters Glenn Beck's absurd 9/12 project with his own plan to reclaim America from 'them'.

In light of an ambush by Bill O'Reilly producers, progressive blogger Amanda Terkel responded in an incredible manner--with reason.

A legendary African-American journalist is cast off by Newsday, and the profession is poorer for it.

Deconstructing Russia coverage on the Washington Post editorial page.

Deconstructing the New York Times fairy tale about how nasty Russia invaded innocent Georgia.

The media reform movement has made a few inroads, but there's still a long way to go.

We'd expect Fox News to cover Barack Obama unfairly, but who knew the so-called "liberal media" would follow their lead so often?

As we struggle for media democracy, let's take encouragement from the early actions of the FCC.

A Pittsburgh public television activist explains how McCain broke the rules while doing the bidding of a media mogul.

It's absurd for the New York Times to cast him as a tool of corporate media, when he's been in the forefront of trying to rein it in.

Blogs

Members of Congress and federal regulators have bowed every bit as deeply before Murdoch as British officials. Don’t just investigate Murdoch's misdeeds, examine those of his political accomplices.

July 16, 2011

The Nation's John Nichols joins The Last Word to explain the history of Murdoch's extreme influence over British politics and also how this translates to who is—and who isn't—elected in Washington.

July 11, 2011

The News of the World is toast. But Rupert Murdoch may still eat his foes for breakfast.

July 8, 2011

Murdoch’s media conglomerate, embroiled in a British phone-hacking scandal, has been forced to close one of its largest holdings, the News of the World newspaper. A critical broadcast deal is threatened. Even Murdoch’s conservative allies are breaking with him in Britain. Will American conservatives declare independence?

July 7, 2011

Progressives cheered when it was announced Wednesday that Glenn Beck would be “transitioning” off his Fox News show. Beck’s not gone for good, of course, but his daily screeds against the likes of Van Jones and Frances Fox Piven will be somewhat more limited—perhaps to radio.

April 7, 2011

Thanks to cable news, discredited experts and government officials are regularly reborn as trusted authorities.

March 29, 2011

FCC leniency has allowed News Corp to create countless coverage-restrictive duopolies.

March 10, 2011

Arianna Huffington says HuffPo won't change. Perhaps. But her challenge now is to do what big media aren't very good at: create journalism sufficient to the demands of democracy.

February 7, 2011

Alterman and Reed respond to the critics, music reviews and the mail.

October 28, 2010

That big sucking sound you don't hear? That's the war—spending that's getting away with murder.

October 27, 2010