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The Nation's Richard Kim joins a conversation on Sarah Palin's recent media blitz and the impact it could have on our country's politics.

The victory over Lou Dobbs demonstrates that the immigrant community is mobilized like never before.

The next generation of right-wing journalists are largely apparatchiks.

The Nation's John Nichols talks to Hardball's Chris Matthews about President Obama's decision to marginalize Fox News.

By refusing to acknowledge Fox News's avowed partisanship, its MSM defenders diminish the work of honest journalists who try to play fair.

It's peculiar, the vocabulary that makes a liability out of the Nobel Prize.

Newsrooms' fears of misunderstanding the right leads to outsized coverage and attention.

Nation blogger Melissa Harris-Lacewell reacts to Glenn Beck's '9/12 movement' and the right-wing's tone deaf response to Obama's healthcare speech.

The Nation's editor and publisher, Katrina vanden Heuvel, joins a panel discussion on the media's coverage of healthcare and the Gates arrest.

Blogs

Alterman is off, Reed dispenses on bad-news muffins.

September 29, 2011

Alterman on classic rock and jazz, Reed on cliché's gravitational pull over media.

September 23, 2011

Eric on Jennifer Rubin's deepening hypocrisy, and Reed on the media's "shark week"-esque debt-ceiling coverage.

August 5, 2011

Although unknown to many liberals, Red State’s Erick Erickson is an exemplar of the new right-wing media activists pushing the GOP to extremes. 

August 2, 2011

There are plenty of real problems with Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus. But her migraines and his mannerisms are not two of them.

July 24, 2011

 Fox News does its master Murdoch's bidding in playing down the News of the World phone-hacking scandal. 

July 19, 2011

Eric sends a drink back and Reed spars with former ABC News president David Westin.

July 15, 2011

Eric on David Brooks's underying nonsense and Reed on media paying for story rights (*cough* the Casey Anthony trial).

July 7, 2011

The Nation's Greg Mitchell live blogs the latest Wikileaks news for June 16, 2011. 

June 15, 2011

CNN’s ballyhooed WikiWars: The Mission of Julian Assange special airing this Sunday evening is an odd amalgam, blending quick cuts, pounding music and a casually dressed host (at left below) with an attempt at a serious overview of WikiLeaks. Yet, like the recent PBS Frontline probe, it is fatally unbalanced. 

June 10, 2011