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It's no secret that Washington has a limited interest in the public
interest these days.

What happens when Pentagon objectives and journalists' needs coincide.

It's hard to choose which deserves the coarser jeer: the excited baying
in the press about the nondiscovery of weapons of mass destruction in
Iraq, or the wailing about the 3-to-2 decision of t

With all the words laundered over the Jayson Blair affair, why is my
soul still disquieted? Why do I feel even further from the truth than on
the day the journalistic fraud was first revealed?

Thank God for fakers! Matchless as deflaters of human and institutional
pretension, they furnish us rich measures of malicious glee at the
red-faced victims.

John Nichols and Robert W.
McChesney are founders of the media-reform
network Free Press, one of the groups named in this article.

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
television.

Blogs

Some perspective on the concentration of the press in the power of a few and the dangers of media consolidation.

April 6, 2013

The campaign season earns local television stations enormous sums of money. What should they give back?

August 14, 2012

Reed dissects the the journalistic equivalent of mortal sins.

August 10, 2012

Once upon a time, CNN would be airing the hottest hearings of the day. Now it’s at the heart of one of them, as Lord Justice Leveson calls CNN anchor Piers Morgan to “explain himself” over comments he made relating to phone hacking.

May 24, 2012

Once upon a time t CNN would be airing the hottest hearings of the day. Now  they're at the heart of the story, as Lord Justice Leveson calls CNN anchor Piers Morgan to “explain himself” over comments he made relating to phone hacking.

May 24, 2012

Comcast’s new minority-owned channels are the direct result of a deal cut with civil rights organizations. So where are the women’s channels?

February 24, 2012

Denver's contest for local school board seats has already cost $600,000, as big-money backers of school privatization, charters and “choice” try to buy control of education policy.

October 21, 2011

Corporate media help manufacture the Tea Party’s power every bit as much as the tea party manufactured our current debt “crisis.”

July 29, 2011

Getting to the bottom of News Corporation would require a global effort—and far more determination than anything shown either by Eric Holder’s Justice Department or David Cameron’s government.

July 20, 2011

Instead of standing up to those in power, News Corp. has fostered cozy relationship with governments on both sides of the Atlantic.

July 20, 2011