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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

What are Nation interns reading the week of 1/22/15?

January 23, 2015

Who are the surrender monkeys now?

January 23, 2015

The week when everyone forgot the definition of irony.

January 20, 2015

The president wants cities to be able to innovate with municipal broadband systems.

January 15, 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

Following a career of more than forty years, Bill Moyers retires.

January 13, 2015

What is it about horrific events that brings out horrific media coverage?

January 13, 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

We cannot have democracy without a free press, and the robust debate it fosters.

January 8, 2015

The attack in Paris was all about polarizing the French and European public. 

January 8, 2015