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Jon Stewart finally confronts Jim Cramer face-to-face. The results are fascinating to watch.

Fox's coverage of EFCA. Cramer v. Stewart. The Nation's Ari Melber, Isabel McDonald and others discuss the news coverage of the past week.

Media watchdogs who slept through the Bush era now have little interest in examining just how many of our liberties were lost.

CNBC's Jim Cramer has appeared all over the NBC empire defending his financial acumen; Stewart has now rallied the power of Viacom to fight back.

Withdrawing his bid for Surgeon General, CNN's Sanjay Gupta is headed back to TV. But his medical reporting, like his nomination, is worrisome.

Here's an embarrassing 'greatest misses' collection of CNBC's pre-financial meltdown coverage.

Three journalists on the front lines talk about combat reporting in Iraq and Lebanon. What's the real story?

Vanity Fair's Michael Wolff discusses the effect of the protests against a controversial New York Post cartoon on Rupert Murdoch's empire.

Hilarycare...Welfare...Socialism! In case you forgot the bilious opposition the stimulus bill inspired, here is a repulsive recap.

Keith Olbermann explores how Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and other right wingers managed to spread outright lies about the stimulus.

Blogs

It launched months late, loads slowly and is poorly translated.

 

January 14, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on the gaping holes in the mainstream media's coverage of unemployment benefits. 

January 7, 2014

David Brooks’s blinkered pot column shows how our elites are shielded from the consequences of the war on drugs. 

January 3, 2014

Edward Snowden is hailed as a true "whistleblower," and The Guardian asks for a full pardon. Glenn Greenwald responds.

January 1, 2014

The journalist hits back on allegations that his new venture with Pierre Omidyar has “privatized” NSA leaks.

December 2, 2013

For those who buy the spin that the Heritage Foundation used to be an intellectually serious place, some history, and some stories.

November 27, 2013

Nods for big business (especially if they pay).

November 21, 2013

Meanwhile, some media writers still give CBS “credit” for apologizing.

November 14, 2013

The Republicans' last-dtich effort to ward off the inevitable involves lots of Red Scare and Harry Belafonte. 

November 4, 2013