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On Gerald Ford's greatness and the New York Times's ghastly coverage of Iraq.

A new book examining civil rights coverage demonstrates that the best reporting sometimes requires journalists to toss objectivity out the window.

The controversy over newly released files on John Lennon is less about Lennon than about excessive government secrecy.

News flash: Dissent sells! And the American public does have a taste for
serious, high-minded news.

Maureen Dowd's political analysis is devilishly smart and viciously funny--but the New York Times columnist really should spend less
time on the couch.

A mainstream media legal analyst dismissed efforts to prosecute Donald
Rumsfeld and others for war crimes as ridiculous. They're not.

Beset with financial woes, a labor-management power struggle and an
aging leftist readership, the legendary French newspaper is on the
brink of extinction.

In cities across America, reporters are being laid off, TV stations are
cutting back coverage and the newspaper industry is crumbling to dust.
When it all shakes out, will Wikipedia be as good as it gets?

Friends and colleagues remember Ellen Willis, political essayist,
journalist, rock critic and valued contributor to The
Nation
, who died November 9.

Blogs

The new goal for political reporting appears to regard truth as irrelevant.

August 6, 2012

Eric on "Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion" and Reed on Gore Vidal. 

August 3, 2012

 “Artists who turncoat and exploit other artists—I have no words.”

June 22, 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

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is the latest victim of the disease of false equivalence, which masks the true cause of dysfunction in our government. 

May 21, 2012

230,000 long-term unemployed workers lost their benefits on Sunday and the system is about to get a whole lot worse.

May 18, 2012

Eric is back from the pub tour, and Reed highlights some the lazy, biased reporting during the GOP horserace.

April 26, 2012

Just down the road from the Kremlin is a television station with opposition spirit. 

April 3, 2012

 Eric Alterman on Bruce and Reed on free speech in the media.

March 30, 2012