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Elizabeth Warren

A manufactured controversy aimed at Elizabeth Warren shows the damaging ways we exploit trivial kerfuffles and pass them off as political stories.

Afflicted by the elite journalistic disease of “on-the-one-handism,” the MSM’s supposed arbiters of truth—like the Post’s Glenn Kessler—can't make sense of this presidential contest.

Mitt Romney

No wonder the public remains so misinformed, as bigfoot pundits not only whitewash Republican extremism but paint Obama’s soggy centrism in false hues as its ideological equivalent.

The Washington Post

The paper had a problem: it needed a blogger to cover conservatives. It wound up with a bigger problem.

From Arab bandits to TV terrorists, the history of Islamophobia in US popular culture is long and ugly.

So now we have Rambo Obama, a steely warrior who hurls death-dealing drones at anyone who threatens the good old USA. Including children.

Hilary Rosen

Her firm, SKD Knickerbocker, sells its perceived access to the White House, while lobbying for corporate tax breaks and for-profit colleges.

Condoleezza Rice

From William Kristol to Condi Rice to Joel Klein, conservatives turn disastrous decisions into fabulous careers. How do they do it?

Fox News

This is your brain on two weeks of non-stop Fox News.

Blogs

Alterman is off, Reed dispenses on bad-news muffins.

September 29, 2011

Alterman on classic rock and jazz, Reed on cliché's gravitational pull over media.

September 23, 2011

Eric on Jennifer Rubin's deepening hypocrisy, and Reed on the media's "shark week"-esque debt-ceiling coverage.

August 5, 2011

Although unknown to many liberals, Red State’s Erick Erickson is an exemplar of the new right-wing media activists pushing the GOP to extremes. 

August 2, 2011

There are plenty of real problems with Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus. But her migraines and his mannerisms are not two of them.

July 24, 2011

 Fox News does its master Murdoch's bidding in playing down the News of the World phone-hacking scandal. 

July 19, 2011

Eric sends a drink back and Reed spars with former ABC News president David Westin.

July 15, 2011

Eric on David Brooks's underying nonsense and Reed on media paying for story rights (*cough* the Casey Anthony trial).

July 7, 2011

The Nation's Greg Mitchell live blogs the latest Wikileaks news for June 16, 2011. 

June 15, 2011

CNN’s ballyhooed WikiWars: The Mission of Julian Assange special airing this Sunday evening is an odd amalgam, blending quick cuts, pounding music and a casually dressed host (at left below) with an attempt at a serious overview of WikiLeaks. Yet, like the recent PBS Frontline probe, it is fatally unbalanced. 

June 10, 2011