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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.

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.

Blogs

Eric responds to his critics and reviews the best shows of the week in today's Altercation.

March 25, 2015

Eric previews his new book on de Blasio's fight to make New York a more equitable city and reviews the city's latest shows: it's all inside today's Altercation.

February 17, 2015

One of the late columnist’s last radio interviews. 

February 13, 2015

The New York Times columnist championed journalism and humanity.

February 13, 2015

The sacrificial lamb for a decade of profit-driven tale-spinning.

February 12, 2015

Don’t fall for Bibi’s bid to repackage himself as a kindly mensch.

February 6, 2015

From Andrew Sullivan's departure from the blogosphere to Birdman's inevitable wins at the Oscars: it's all inside today's Altercation.

February 2, 2015

While the Times frequently needs pushing on its watery language, there are real ethical reasons to exclude Charlie’s Mohammad cartoons.

January 15, 2015

Yes, her schtick as a North Korean general was a gross bit of yellowface minstrelsy, but let’s remember her longer career.

January 12, 2015

Eric on this week in concerts and new music releases and Reed on how the mainstream press is always trying to tell the same (false) story about the Republican Party.

November 17, 2014