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Fox

The problem with Fox is not that it's conservative—it’s that it’s full of falsehoods.

Rupert Murdoch

A man like Murdoch deserves to be shunned. That he is celebrated instead tells you almost all you need to know about the insanity that grips our benighted political culture.

In Beck's twisted telling, it is activists like Piven—not the militias of the right—who threaten Americans' safety.

The shootings underscore that a strong social compact is the only real route to safety.

As American life becomes more and more like reality television, could product placement of a candidate become the surest route to the presidency?

Unchecked by campaign finance regulation, unchallenged by a journalism sufficient to expose abuses, a nearly unbeatable force opposed progressives in 2010.

We have increasingly substituted opinion and prejudice for science and reason.

By this past weekend, says Greg Mitchell, the media's focus had shifted from the elections to Keith Olbermann's suspension for donating money to Democratic candidates. Not a peep, of course, about the amount that MSNBC's parent company, GE, had given throughout the campaign season.

Why don't voters know more about Obama's accomplishments?

Blogs

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

It's time for the media to meet the parents—Bill de Blasio's, that is.

October 14, 2013

NYC's elite don't necessarily take to well to de Blasio, many of them are Bloomberg's friends.

October 10, 2013