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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
straight story?

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?
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.

Blogs

What responsibilities do journalists have when reporting on sexual assault?

December 18, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 12/05/14?

December 5, 2014

Personal privacy is so twentieth century.  

November 25, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 11/20/14?

November 21, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 11/13/14?

November 14, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, Eric Alterman reminded us that the so-called “experts” were wrong about the Berlin Wall. Some things haven’t changed much.

November 12, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 11/6/14?

November 6, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 10/30/14?

November 3, 2014

Eric on this week in theater and music and Reed on how the media’s ratings-driven hysterics is warping Ebola coverage.

October 28, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and releases and Reed on how the gaffe-obsessed political press is doing a disservice to democracy.

October 20, 2014