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How we remember Katrina is how we'll prepare for future disasters. Getting the story straight matters for justice—and for survival.

The Shirley Sherrod saga reveals just how entrenched the myth of reverse racism is.

Have we learned the right lessons from the mistreatment of Shirley Sherrod?

Andrew Breitbart's schtick should be familiar by now. The same techniques used to defame Shirley Sherrod and discredit the NAACP were employed to destroy ACORN.

The mainstream media's long-time kid-glove treatment of Andrew Breitbart led directly to the unjustified ouster of Shirley Sherrod.

The Sherrod controversy "was a ginned-up, fabricated story,” The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel explains on The Today Show. “And this country can’t afford this kind of fake journalism.”

Rachel Maddow today is less bold on Afghanistan than Walter Cronkite was 32 years ago on Vietnam, even though the CBS anchor was the far more mainstream of the two.

Is Sarah Palin's video a preview for a possible campaign in 2012? Nation correspondent Ari Melber explains why she hasn't crossed over into social media organizing just yet.

When we reduce the devastating hurricane to fiction—even really good fiction—we risk making it little more than a trope.

Blogs

It launched months late, loads slowly and is poorly translated.

 

January 14, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on the gaping holes in the mainstream media's coverage of unemployment benefits. 

January 7, 2014

David Brooks’s blinkered pot column shows how our elites are shielded from the consequences of the war on drugs. 

January 3, 2014

Edward Snowden is hailed as a true "whistleblower," and The Guardian asks for a full pardon. Glenn Greenwald responds.

January 1, 2014

The journalist hits back on allegations that his new venture with Pierre Omidyar has “privatized” NSA leaks.

December 2, 2013

For those who buy the spin that the Heritage Foundation used to be an intellectually serious place, some history, and some stories.

November 27, 2013

Nods for big business (especially if they pay).

November 21, 2013

Meanwhile, some media writers still give CBS “credit” for apologizing.

November 14, 2013

The Republicans' last-dtich effort to ward off the inevitable involves lots of Red Scare and Harry Belafonte. 

November 4, 2013