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"I dream of the day that our children will turn the pages of history
books and look to my generation, who said no to the horrors of war
and chose nonviolence over nonexistence."

Rather than let pundits guide our public policy debates, citizens must
seize the initiative and join the conversation.

The press that once went hoarse over Monica Lewinsky's dress is largely
silent over the Bush regime's vast abuses of power.

The debunking of a PR agency that circulated a bogus story about persecution of Jews in Iran exposed the moving parts of a media machine bent on preparing the American public for another war.

Five years into the Bush Administration, the press corps still can't figure out how to handle the White House's primary media management tactic: lying.

Five unrepentant media giants, complicit in the hidden agendas of government leakers, now pay the price for their unethical reporting on Wen Ho Lee.

When a group of international journalists visited a small town in Maine, they made it clear that America's aggression in Iraq, its greed and the advance of pop culture are leading onetime allies to desert us.

The X factor in the midterm elections may well be the English language--specifically, the biased terminology that seeps unchallenged into mainstream media political coverage.

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.

Blogs

Media have rarely questioned the claims, cited by Obama and others, in the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s intelligence leaks.

October 23, 2013

As Fox News airs a victim-blaming “analysis,” the teen at the center of the case, Daisy Coleman, weighs in with her own testimony.

October 18, 2013

The national security journalist says more Snowden/NSA stories to come soon.

October 16, 2013

The nitpickers behind Politifact announce a series that will fact-check pundits and op-ed writers. 

October 10, 2013

An investigation by the Committee to Protect Journalists concludes that the president has presided over an unprecedented campaign to control the media.

October 10, 2013

If Bill de Blasio wins the NYC mayoral race (and he will), expect to hear more from the Working Families Party.

October 9, 2013

De Blasio has now been called a progressive, a communist and a fiscal conservative.

October 7, 2013

Public Editor Margaret Sullivan scolds the Times for its questionable reporting on rival paper McClatchy's Al Qaeda-related leaks. 

October 3, 2013

As Congress lurches toward a government shutdown, the media dabbles in false equivalence.

September 30, 2013

 Intended to protect journalists who are compelled to reveal confidential information, the "Free Flow of Information Act" may not shield the reporters who need it most. 

September 13, 2013