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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.

Keith Olbermann lauds Late Night host David Letterman for challenging McCain on his attack ads in a way that only he can.

Politics ain't beanbag, but the thuggishness of McCain and Palin and their conservative media enablers have infected our political discourse.

There's still plenty of time for the media to get the bailout story right: just start asking, "Who benefits?"

If Letterman and Saturday Night Live continue to cast McCain as a liar, it could have a devastating impact.

Since they got all the megastories wrong in Denver, here's a primer for the media horde as they descend on St. Paul.

Here's how to keep FOX smears of Obama from spreading.

As print journalism faces extinction, tabloids obsess over celebrity pregnancy and childbirth. What's wrong with this picture?

O'Reilly's bullying antics show he never learned the lessons the rest of us were taught in school.

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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

Photo spreads of Lhota’s and de Blasio’s families hit  the news stands on the same day, in the New York Post and New York magazine, respectively.

October 29, 2013

Eric Alterman on the Twilight series and Reed Richardson on the media freakout over Healthcare.gov.

October 24, 2013

As New York City Mayor would de Blasio embrace his progressive past, or try to please too many people?

October 23, 2013

Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota try to find the right tone for their debate.

October 22, 2013

Mainstream reporting has consistently underestimated the number of people who think the Affordable Care Act doesn’t go far enough. 

October 21, 2013

Will the media start nodding along to Lhota's new, falsifiable script? 

October 18, 2013

With de Blasio coming out on top in last night’s debate, Republicans regroup for future attacks. 

October 16, 2013