John Nichols and Robert W.
McChesney are founders of the media-reform
network Free Press, one of the groups named in this article.
You could have knocked CNN's Aaron Brown over with a feather.
A generation ago, when I worked at the Washington Post, the
right-wing fringe occasionally referred to us as "Pravda on the
Potomac." We reporters were amused but also rankled.
War may or may not be inevitable, but a one-sided discussion of US
policy toward Iraq appears to be all but guaranteed on network
The day before MSNBC announced that it was pulling the plug on Phil Donahue's nightly show, the man who pretty much invented talk TV was interviewing actress and author Rosie O'Donnell.
Poor Endy Chávez, outfielder for the Navegantes del Magallanes,
one of Venezuela's big baseball teams. Every time he comes up to bat,
the local TV sportscasters start in with the jokes.
Suddenly, there are serious discussions about the danger of monopoly power.
The debate over the dangers of media monopoly got a lot less theoretical
in the last week of January, when Comcast, the nation's No.
Kristin Thomson, Michael Bracy and Peter DiCola also
contributed to this article.
New York Times executive editor Howell Raines shares, with his
fellow liberal Southerner Al Gore, a talent for driving his opponents