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While some of America's smartest and most civic-minded people are trying to save daily newspapers, the media moguls who can make a difference seem to be completely off their rockers.

Barack Obama got it right on Iraq six years ago. Now, perhaps, so can the rest of us.

The narrative journalism of David Samuels finds conversation, color and conflict in the vortex of American life.

Sure, he asked the tough questions. But why didn't he challenge the lies?

It's hard to explain the media delirium over a newsman who gave the powerful a pass on Iraq.

Phil Donahue talks about his experience as a talk show host on MSNBC during the buildup to the invasion of Iraq.

They enabled the Iraq catastrophe and now spin a self-flattering narrative to excuse their failings.

Take a look at the qualities right-wing pundits so admire about dove-turned-hawk, Dem-turned-Republican Joe Lieberman.

Pundits embrace the fantasy of Hillary Clinton's candidacy as foolishly as they embraced the Iraq War.

Why is the media ignoring one of the biggest political scandals in recent memory?

Blogs

Chris Hayes's take on the Mike Daisey controversy.

March 27, 2012

Why is President Obama keeping a journalist imprisoned in Yemen?

March 20, 2012

Alter-Reviews and Reed Richardson zeros in on the flip-flop blogging of the Washington Post's Jenifer Rubin.

February 24, 2012

Alterman on Israel and Steve Tyrell, Reed on the Iraq War. 

December 16, 2011

Alterman's guide to gift-giving and Reed on media's not-so-safety net: fact-checking. 

December 2, 2011

New campaign imploring Mayor Bloomberg and the US Conference of Mayors to publicly commit to protecting press freedoms in their cities.

November 17, 2011

Reporters covering the eviction of Occupy Wall Street were arrested and restrained from doing their jobs.

November 15, 2011

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

Eric on how The New Republic's back of the book comes close to redeeming the magazine from the front.

October 21, 2011

The misleading press coverage of the debt fight reveals a fundamental problem with today’s journalism—the quest for innocence and balance when it does not exist.

July 27, 2011