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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?

This video features a dirty dozen collection of media moments from Obama's first 100 days, now you can vote for the worst.

Rupert Murdoch has not wrecked the Wall Street Journal, as many had predicted. But a key question remains: is the new regime committed to unbiased reporting, or will it politicize the news?

Glenn Beck's symptoms range from conservative paranoia to bad acting.

The Nation's Richard Kim joins several other journalists in a discussion of the politics of gender, sexual identity and power

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel, Robert George of the New York Post and Danny Schechter the news dissector look at the reporting of the past week.

The workings of a build-up to a fake-scandal over President Obama's laughter on 60 Minutes.

Blogs

 Eric Alterman on Bruce and Reed on free speech in the media.

March 30, 2012

Romney's campaign doctors newspaper editorials and then sends them to reporters hoping to spin the story. In fact, even his backers have doubts.

March 5, 2012

In light of a Pew Research Center survey on public engagement with the presidential campaign, Reed looks at how biased the media has become.

February 9, 2012

Don’t believe the media hype. Tuesday’s events awarded no delegates, and it’s too soon to say what Rick Santorum’s nominal wins will mean. 

February 8, 2012

What is the famous media mogul doing on Twitter?

January 30, 2012

Speaker Gingrich condemned Bill Clinton’s hijinks; at last night's debate, candidate Gingrich preached moral values. He’s a hypocrite. But hyprocisy sells.

January 20, 2012

 A new book puts a human face on the Obama presidency and shows just how influential Michelle Obama really is.  

January 11, 2012

Conservative commenators and mainstream reporters describing Santorum as an advocate of the working class based solely on his rhetoric, when his actual policies are plutocratic. 

January 5, 2012

Three issues that will matter far more in November than tonight's results.

January 3, 2012

Politifact declared Democrats’ complaint that Republicans voted to end Medicare the biggest lie of the year. But the Ryan budget the House GOP passed would end Medicare. 

December 20, 2011