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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

Eric on the best new play in town; and Reed on problems of process journalism.

September 20, 2013

The New York Times runs a correction about Navy Yards shooter Aaron Alexis’s attempts to buy an assault rifle, but the central question remains.

September 20, 2013

In his latest piece, the New York Times columnist ruminates on hair color and diplomatic response to Syria.

September 18, 2013

Diplomacy is messy, clichés aren’t.

September 13, 2013

In the wake of the news that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post, William Greider looks back on the paper’s glory days.

August 7, 2013

While independent experts have questioned the administration’s claims of chemical weapons use by the Assad regime, most publications are happy to highlight the “evidence.”

June 21, 2013

While many mainstream media outlets are accepting White House confirmation as fact, some reporters are skeptical of "slam dunk" proof of chemical weapons.

June 14, 2013

Remembering the disturbing details of US diplomacy revealed through Wikileaks.

June 13, 2013

Even though the press relies on and exploits leaks, pundits still hit the NSA whistleblower in this case.

June 12, 2013

The paper’s site was packed with coverage that was “Tireless. Dogged. Spirited.” And it was something else: Free.

April 20, 2013