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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
Click here to read Christian Parenti's March 29, 2004 Nation article on the abuse of Arab journalists by the US military in Iraq.
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.
Check out Eric Alterman's new book, When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences, (Viking Penguin). Click here for info and to purchase copies.
Aaron Maté provided research assistance for this column.
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