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While some of America's smartest and most civic-minded people are trying to save daily newspapers, the media moguls who can make a difference seem to be completely off their rockers.

Barack Obama got it right on Iraq six years ago. Now, perhaps, so can the rest of us.

The narrative journalism of David Samuels finds conversation, color and conflict in the vortex of American life.

Sure, he asked the tough questions. But why didn't he challenge the lies?

It's hard to explain the media delirium over a newsman who gave the powerful a pass on Iraq.

Phil Donahue talks about his experience as a talk show host on MSNBC during the buildup to the invasion of Iraq.

They enabled the Iraq catastrophe and now spin a self-flattering narrative to excuse their failings.

Take a look at the qualities right-wing pundits so admire about dove-turned-hawk, Dem-turned-Republican Joe Lieberman.

Pundits embrace the fantasy of Hillary Clinton's candidacy as foolishly as they embraced the Iraq War.

Why is the media ignoring one of the biggest political scandals in recent memory?

Blogs

Chris Hayes moves up, Ed Schultz moves over and the man who taped the Romney “47 percent” video moves into the light. 

March 14, 2013

Journalists need to hold themselves to higher standards, as do their ombudsmen.

March 7, 2013

Why mainstream media pundits keep punting.

March 5, 2013

Google is one of the most important “publishers” in the world, and the company’s lucrative algorithm reveals a picture of the future of profitable content.

February 22, 2013

The comedy news host shouldn’t have exploited the trillion-dollar coin idea for cheap laughs, the columnist says.

January 14, 2013

A small-bore, context-free, artificially balanced press corps only serves the interests of the powerful.

January 4, 2013

Freedom of the Press Foundation aims to help groups survive government tactics to isolate or suppress them or limit their funds.

December 18, 2012

Chaos around the Newtown massacre left plenty of room for media error.

December 17, 2012

This week: a haunting piece from Aleppo, a debate in the trans community and much more.

December 16, 2012

After a wave of criticism, The New York Times finally sent a reporter to the Manning trial… for a few hours.

December 10, 2012