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Bill Clinton maintains that the mainstream media has misrepresented his
record on fighting terror. But it will take a generation to meaningfully assess his effectiveness.

We should be cheering at sports events and screaming at politicians. But these
days, it's vice versa. Now that ESPN's Screamin' Stephen A. Smith is
acting like a pundit, things could change.

A nasty succession battle is brewing at the conservative Washington
Times
, its newsroom abuzz with allegations of racism, sexism and
unprofessional conduct.

Democracy demands that journalists tell the truth. The success of liars
like Bob Novak and Ann Coulter is a greater threat to America than a
truck full of terrorists bent on doing us harm.

Pro-Lieberman Beltway pundits who whined about progressive bloggers and sounded noisy alarms about the disastrous impact of a Lamont win will have a lot of explaining to do come November.

In wartime, you lose the luxury of choosing your allies: The Bush
Administration's attacks on the New York Times are attacks on us
all.

The winner of the first-ever Nation Student Writing Contest.

Did the New York Times violate the Espionage Act by publishing reports of government secret spying program? A controversial essay in Commentary has provided intellectual ammunition to chill, censor and punish the press.

The Bush Administration's jihad against newspapers that reported on a secret program to monitor the personal-banking records of unsuspecting citizens is more important than the original story.

If teenagers can't figure out how to participate meaningfully
in politics, they will have lost their voice, impact and power.

Blogs

Eric is back from the pub tour, and Reed highlights some the lazy, biased reporting during the GOP horserace.

April 26, 2012

Just down the road from the Kremlin is a television station with opposition spirit. 

April 3, 2012

 Eric Alterman on Bruce and Reed on free speech in the media.

March 30, 2012

Chris Hayes's take on the Mike Daisey controversy.

March 27, 2012

Why is President Obama keeping a journalist imprisoned in Yemen?

March 20, 2012

Alter-Reviews and Reed Richardson zeros in on the flip-flop blogging of the Washington Post's Jenifer Rubin.

February 24, 2012

Alterman on Israel and Steve Tyrell, Reed on the Iraq War. 

December 16, 2011

Alterman's guide to gift-giving and Reed on media's not-so-safety net: fact-checking. 

December 2, 2011

New campaign imploring Mayor Bloomberg and the US Conference of Mayors to publicly commit to protecting press freedoms in their cities.

November 17, 2011

Reporters covering the eviction of Occupy Wall Street were arrested and restrained from doing their jobs.

November 15, 2011