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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.

Communist McCarthyism!? The right-wing makes less sense than usual with its Obama insults.

Blogs

Why are commentators comparing unrelated political attacks as though they were equivalent?

May 22, 2012

Eric reviews the Beach Boys, and Reed assesses the media's reaction to Obama's same-sex marraige “evolution.”

May 10, 2012

Eric talks Rupert Murdoch and David Horowitz, and Reed wonders when the media will wake up and smell the coffee?

May 4, 2012

Eric is back from the pub tour, and Reed highlights some the lazy, biased reporting during the GOP horserace.

April 26, 2012

Mitt’s opponents say he won only because he outspends everyone. It’s not that simple. 

April 25, 2012

How did the media cover the 2012 primary campaign?

April 23, 2012

 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