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What do Robert Novak and Armstrong Williams have to do before they're completely discredited?

"The black pseudo leader is a parasite," wrote black pseudo-leader Armstrong Williams in October 2004.

Our friend Jack Newfield, who died on December 20, was a fight fan. Although his heart was with the peace movement, his love for this violent sport was appropriate in a number of ways.

Few spectacles in journalism in the mid-1990s were more disgusting than the slagging of Gary Webb in the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times.

Click here to order copies of Moyers on America: A Journalist and His Times, recently released by The New Press.

One problem with trying to write critically about this year's election coverage is that by choosing any single aspect of its manifold failures, one automatically does an injustice to the full sco

On March 9, 2003, a distinguished group of high-ranking politicians and journalists descended on the Bryant Park Hotel to attend a wedding reception for the then-executive editor of the New Yo

TIM RUSSERT: But, Senator, when you testified before the Senate, you talked about some of the hearings you had observed at the Winter Soldiers meeting, and you said that peop

Blogs

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

The former Times executive editor seems to have been pushed out for defending fundamental journalistic principles. 

May 15, 2014

The United States government is insisting that New York Times reporter James Risen reveal a confidential source—or go to jail.

May 8, 2014