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When government refuses to explain itself, it's up to journalists to discover the truth. As Tony Snow debuts as White House Press
Secretary, will answers on Porter Goss be forthcoming--or will the
practice of press nullification continue?
The FBI's bid to examine Jack Anderson's papers is the latest battle in the Bush Administration's war against the media.
Climate change is real, and its impact is potentially devastating to our
way of life. So why do the news media have such a hard time telling the
Why expect political balance on talk TV when the networks are wedded to the belief that all the action is on the right?
Coretta Scott King's funeral should have been a paean to liberal values. Instead, talking heads nattered over the etiquette of speaking truth to power.
Despite his lies and incompetence, Bush remains more popular with elite
media than Clinton or any other political leader who sought to save us
from the Iraq catastrophe. Why won't they connect the dots?
Coverage of the Alito hearings revealed once again that there is no
liberal bias in mainstream media.
If we are suspending the law in deference to Bush's unchecked impulses,
let's call it by its proper name: Benign lawlessness? Gitmo Governance?
The willingness of our most powerful media companies to defer to
pressure from the White House is deeply disconcerting. In the name of
national security, the Bush team repeatedly demonstrates its contempt
for the media and for normative standards of truth.
Bush is on the defensive. The GOP is mired in corruption. The media are waking up. Civil liberties are beginning to matter. See? Good things did happen in 2005.