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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.

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

Blogs

A key NBA playoff performer has his leg broken amidst a national movement on police violence and the sports media—for once—have little to say.

May 22, 2015

Eric responds to his critics and reviews the best shows of the week in today's Altercation.

March 25, 2015

Eric previews his new book on de Blasio's fight to make New York a more equitable city and reviews the city's latest shows: it's all inside today's Altercation.

February 17, 2015

One of the late columnist’s last radio interviews. 

February 13, 2015

The New York Times columnist championed journalism and humanity.

February 13, 2015

The sacrificial lamb for a decade of profit-driven tale-spinning.

February 12, 2015

Don’t fall for Bibi’s bid to repackage himself as a kindly mensch.

February 6, 2015

From Andrew Sullivan's departure from the blogosphere to Birdman's inevitable wins at the Oscars: it's all inside today's Altercation.

February 2, 2015

While the Times frequently needs pushing on its watery language, there are real ethical reasons to exclude Charlie’s Mohammad cartoons.

January 15, 2015

Yes, her schtick as a North Korean general was a gross bit of yellowface minstrelsy, but let’s remember her longer career.

January 12, 2015