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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

Stewart and Lohota both find the individual mandate so confusing, they're willing to forestall some of the ACA’s most potent policy.

October 8, 2013

Advocates and media watchdogs have raised hackles over the CBS program’s questionable take on the Social Security disability system.

October 8, 2013

De Blasio has now been called a progressive, a communist and a fiscal conservative.

October 7, 2013

The latest polls and ads in the NYC mayor’s race.

October 4, 2013

The shooting of Miriam Carey in Washington, D.C., raises questions about how the media handles breaking news.

October 4, 2013

Public Editor Margaret Sullivan scolds the Times for its questionable reporting on rival paper McClatchy's Al Qaeda-related leaks. 

October 3, 2013

After tagging Bill de Blasio a “commie,” how will they twist the image of Chirlane McCray?

October 3, 2013

Jimmy Kimmel shows they don’t get that O’care=ACA.

October 2, 2013

Two blasts from the past in NYC mayor’s race, but media see only one explosion.

October 1, 2013

Complaining that O’s timing stinks, they declare his presidency pretty much over.

 

September 20, 2013