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In today’s media climate, it’s much easier to smear critics of the push for war on Iran as “anti-Semites” than to deal honestly with the facts.

Once again, the MSM falls for the story of Saul Bellow's "former liberal" son, who specializes in publishing right-wing dreck.

The MSM’s addiction to false equivalence continues to distort our political debate.

Steve Jobs

While our tech-obsessed media fondled their iPhones, it was left to a courageous monologist to discover the real legacy of Apple's founder.

From the Times to NPR, the so-called liberal media has a phobia of liberals.

Barack Obama and John Boehner on CNN

Why do the media believe that they must behave like idiots in order to be “fair” to the Republicans and their idiotic ideas?

We will be an equal society when we can all celebrate and criticize our country together.

Instead of standing up to those in power, News Corp. has fostered cozy relationship with governments on both sides of the Atlantic.

From Dominique Strauss-Kahn to Casey Anthony to Rupert Murdoch, the media are debasing the public conversation—and therefore our democratic process.

Barack Obama

Why my disagreement with Cornel West about Obama's presidency generated so much excitement.

Blogs

 Alterman pitches big-ticket holiday items and reads the mail, Reed covers the coverage on Occupy Wall Street. 

October 7, 2011

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