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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?
Fear Factor?

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.

Bush brings a robust simplicity to the business of news
management: Where possible, buy journalists to turn out favorable
stories. And if you think you can get away with it, shoot them or blow
them up.

Under pressure from Wall Street, newspaper journalism is being
frog-marched out of the media marketplace. And once it's gone, how will
we know anything?

With professionals at the top forced out and replaced by GOP
fundraisers, the right-wing takeover of the Corporation for Public
Broadcasting is now plain to see. Though CPB's Inspector General has
exposed former chair Kenneth Tomlinson's ethical transgressions, what
else are they hiding?

Blogs

Barrett Brown’s attorneys warned that the charges against their client had chilling implications for free speech rights.

March 5, 2014

Bill Keller leaves The New York Times to run a nonprofit journalism start-up focused on the American criminal justice system.

February 9, 2014

And the White House is not happy.

December 12, 2013

A 60 Minutes host and producer face the music for serious journalistic impropriety.

November 26, 2013

Nods for big business (especially if they pay).

November 21, 2013

What Laura Logan's apology means.

November 12, 2013

The outspoken civil liberties journalist and longtime New York Times editor outlined the changing face of journalism in a wide-ranging debate yesterday.

October 29, 2013

A woman in the US is raped every two minutes; journalists need to learn how to talk about that appropriately.

October 25, 2013

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

October 23, 2013