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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

 Eric on David Johansen, Nora Ephron and Woodie Guthrie. Reed on Louie CK.

July 13, 2012

Eric on silly predictions and the Washington Post, and Reed on Obamacare.

June 29, 2012

What’s the biggest misconception about Obama’s online edge?

June 24, 2012

Why are commentators comparing unrelated political attacks as though they were equivalent?

May 22, 2012

Eric reviews the Beach Boys, and Reed assesses the media's reaction to Obama's same-sex marraige “evolution.”

May 10, 2012

Eric talks Rupert Murdoch and David Horowitz, and Reed wonders when the media will wake up and smell the coffee?

May 4, 2012

Eric is back from the pub tour, and Reed highlights some the lazy, biased reporting during the GOP horserace.

April 26, 2012

Mitt’s opponents say he won only because he outspends everyone. It’s not that simple. 

April 25, 2012

How did the media cover the 2012 primary campaign?

April 23, 2012

 Eric Alterman on Bruce and Reed on free speech in the media.

March 30, 2012