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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.

Jon Stewart ridicules the Fox News host for ambushing a Columbia Journalism Review staffer for publishing a piece by a writer from The Nation.

Has the Obama administration's attempt to 'reach the public without having to rely on the mainstream media' worked? Hendrik Hertzberg and other journalists weigh in.

We may have a new government in Washington, but the press corps hasn't changed. Are the media asking the right questions?

Blogs

Links from around the web on the tragic assassination attempt on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

January 10, 2011

It's not just the unemployed we don't tend to see on US TV. Take public workers. They're in the news every day, but it's not actually them. It's people talking about them.

January 6, 2011

Our media has found a new way to be as bad as it ever was, LTC Bob on packing for an overseas deployment and some hate mail.

January 6, 2011

Alec Baldwin says he wants to run for office someday, new WikiLeaks updates, a song for John Boehner, and more.

January 6, 2011

Readers respond to Obama's controversial tax cut compromise.

December 10, 2010

Reed talks media and Obama's tax cut compromise, and argues that the best political route doesn't always cut straight down the middle of the road.

December 9, 2010

A new collection from Bruce Springsteen, a defense of Nancy Pelosi and a fresh angle on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

November 18, 2010

The Larry Sanders Show and the compromised administration of Obama.

November 4, 2010

The MSNBC host has brought the voices of working men and women to the fore and improved the discourse for the better. That's no defense for a "vile and inappropriate" choice of words. It is, however, why Schultz will continue to be a important contributor to the national debate.

October 26, 2010

On Huffington Post, Isabel Macdonald asks whether the spectacle of Lou Dobbs's undocumented worker hypocrisy will force Obama to face this country's own immigration injustices?

October 18, 2010