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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.

It's official, straight from the mouth of Bush's former press secretary, Scott McClellan--FOX is Republican propaganda.

Blogs

Why not just recognize the non-white voices that are already out there?

April 19, 2013

Press coverage is hasty, error-prone and frequently depressing—but it nonetheless plays a vital role in our society.

April 18, 2013

The problem isn’t that Americans are spending more money on stuff—they’re not. It’s that stuff has gotten cheaper.

March 13, 2013

Newtown shooter Adam Lanza's mother has been painted as a victim, yet she was the one who bought an arsenal of guns, taught Adam to shoot them and left them close at hand.

February 15, 2013

Much of the coverage of the former Cardinal Ratzinger doesn’t mention that for years he was in charge of the church’s files on abuse by priests.

February 12, 2013

Conservative lawmakers aren't the only facing a demographic crisis: The GOP's favorite network has also suffered a significant loss of trust among its core conservative audience.

February 7, 2013

Viral videos speak louder than words on gun violence, Scientology and the “God Made a Farmer” Super Bowl ad.

February 7, 2013

As the Washington media gleefully covers the skeet shooting photo, real issues like joblessness get left left by the wayside.
 

February 5, 2013

Kathryn Jean Lopez is disappointed that the first lady holds Beyoncé in such high regard. Even if she didn’t, that wouldn’t stop the racist and sexist attacks aimed at her.

February 5, 2013

Taking another look at a couple of Super Bowl ads that raise questions about the media.

February 4, 2013