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The rise of the media cartel has been a long time coming. The cultural effects are not new in kind, but the problem has become considerably larger.

To keep the press free, Ben Franklin made sure that periodicals once got preferential treatment from the USPS. It's time to revisit that idea again.

Cultural critics and producers sound off on Big Media.

John Stossel has a conservative stable of pundits when it come to his questionable reporting of evironmental issues.

Right-wing climate-change deniers worked hand-in-glove with John Stossel to portray schoolchild as being 'scared green' on a recent ABC special.

Seymore Hersh has had a string of scoops since September 11, laying bare the covert community's skulduggery. Now, though, it seems he's toeing the government's line in regard to Iran.

As the country tilts toward war, media voices are craven in their obsequiousness.

Cable news peddles a soft-shoe rendition of what matters on the global stage, with certain exceptions.

Now that the Taliban regime has fallen in Afghanistan, that group's leaders can face fair and open trials for their crimes against humanity.

The Times fans the flames of public fear around the anthrax attacks.

Blogs

Greg Mitchell's daily collection of media and politics hits/misses for Wednesday, January 12, 2011. 

January 12, 2011

Greg Mitchell brings the latest on both WikiLeaks and the Tuscon shooting.

January 11, 2011

Watch out for people who want to make life harder for real-life women on the grounds that it’ll help "women."

January 10, 2011

Links from around the web on the tragic assassination attempt on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

January 10, 2011

Monday's update from Greg Mitchell on the latest on all things WikiLeaks.

January 10, 2011

 Greg Mitchell takes a look at the latest in WikiLeaks. 

January 8, 2011

It's not just the unemployed we don't tend to see on US TV. Take public workers. They're in the news every day, but it's not actually them. It's people talking about them.

January 6, 2011

Our media has found a new way to be as bad as it ever was, LTC Bob on packing for an overseas deployment and some hate mail.

January 6, 2011

Alec Baldwin says he wants to run for office someday, new WikiLeaks updates, a song for John Boehner, and more.

January 6, 2011