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Thoughts on the critical role of the journal of dissent in America.

The editorial page of the New York Times recently led with a justifiably
outraged condemnation of George W.

That the resignation of Dan Rather from his CBS News anchor job is a humiliation for the so-called liberal media (SCLM) is taken as a given across the conservative and mainstream press.

Journalists, bloggers, news executives, media scholars and librarians try to make sense of the new media environment.

Women don't shout. Women don't like politics. Women shrink from intellectual debate. Women don't try.

That the Boston Globe is a great newspaper can be in no doubt, as its brave (though flawed) reporting on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church has recently demonstrated.

He said he wanted his ashes shot out of a cannon. "A great funeral" was what he wanted, he told his son. Then he walked into the kitchen and shot himself dead in the head.

This article first appeared in the issue of May 17, 1965. The Motorcycle Gangs: Losers and Outsiders

Click here to read John Nichols's appreciation of Hunter Thompson's political genius.

It's hard to know who to root against in the
bloggers vs. CNN controversy that led to the
resignation of CNN's Eason Jordan, a twenty-three-year veteran of the
network.

Blogs

Here at home, those charged with protecting our press freedom are endangering it instead. 

August 27, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on David Gregory's departure from Meet the Press. 

August 20, 2014

The First Amendment is under assault. Americans must preserve “the freedom that allows us to verify the existence of all other freedoms.”

August 18, 2014

Eric on the latest books and CD's and Reed on media coverage of Ferguson, Missouri. 

August 14, 2014

Did the massive media conglomerates that gobbled up almost all of the country’s dailies really have the public’s best interests at heart?

August 12, 2014

Jobs that demand constant social media interaction create different burdens for men and women.

August 12, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on electronic surveillance. 

August 5, 2014

Too much media has becomes fixated on finding “balance,” even if it means presenting fiction on par with fact.

July 15, 2014

The New York Times has yet to learn from its hawkish coverage in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

July 2, 2014

Nick Kristoff defends Bush, Chelsea Manning defends journalism, and the Post recounts our government's bungled efforts to catch Edward Snowden.

June 16, 2014