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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?

Maddow talks about her experiences interviewing Barack Obama and debating Pat Buchanan. Stewart admits he's a fan.

Once again, the MSM is casting Americans as far less liberal than they actually are.

Deconstructing Russia coverage on the Washington Post editorial page.

A mighty train of change is coming to Washington: will the insider establishment hop aboard?

Stewart takes Wallace to task for Fox's biased anti-Obama coverage and wonders what the network will do without Bush to back up.

God's gift to journalism--and to feminism.

What if Keith Olbermann delivered a scathing special comment in defense of his fluffy white cat?

All evidence to the contrary, mainstream media continue to frame election issues with discredited right-wing assumptions.

Blogs

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 6/5/15?

June 8, 2015

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