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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.

The Nation's editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel clashes with Dan Abrams over the responsibilities of mainstream media.

Michael Jackson's fame and fortune ensured he had few barriers to the pursuit of whatever Mad Hatter fancy seized him--including his made-to-order kids.

Pat Buchanan launches into paranoid racist rants in response to the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court.

There's been plenty of coverage of the economic crisis over the last eight months. But are we missing the real story?

Blogs

On Nascar, the Pentagon Papers and the mail.

July 29, 2010

Flies, rats, bees, demagogues, demons and dog whistles.

June 30, 2010

Lawrence Lessig and Glenn Greenwald debate Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination.

May 12, 2010

An edgy ad could have broken through right-wing psychological barriers on climate change and alternative energy. Fox turned it down.

May 11, 2010

Start your day with the best and worst of the media, from cable news to Web-only, in our daily feature from the new Media Fix blog.  Updates every afternoon.

May 5, 2010

In recent months, the New York Times columnist has repeatedly taken on the Tea Party and other rightwing elements. How does he deal with "red-hot" blowback?

May 4, 2010

Links to what you need to know, and the greatest hits and misses in the media,  as we "limn the morning" at our new Media Fix blog.

May 4, 2010

On Wednesday ABC's Nightline offered a cartoonish and superficial discussion of black marriage.

April 22, 2010

Hannity, Beck & Gang regularly flick sticks at tree-hugging boss.

April 16, 2010

 Will CNN get caught in the crossfire?

April 11, 2010