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Do newspapers really need special pages for political pronouncements, stentorian tone and candidate endorsements?

Journalism's in crisis, crushed by Wall Street and tarnished by a
failure of nerve. As newspapers die and fake news proliferates, who will
provide reliable information vital to a functioning democracy?

Her writing--sharp, satirical, infused with the spirit of skepticism--reminds us that dissent rescues democracy from a quiet death behind closed doors.

Why did America's so-called liberal media find it so easy to support Bush's Iraq disaster? You won't find answers in the US media: Try The London Review of Books.

How can the MSM maintain they hold themselves to higher standards than
the Drudge-driven political blogosphere when they ape its most
irresponsible practices?

The killing of Anna Politkovskaya has rallied her journalistic
colleagues and fellow citizens in a way few other recent events have.

Bob Woodward is late to the party: His new book, State of Denial,
catches up to the story of the Iraq debacle that other journalists have
been reporting for years.

The notion that the function of journalists is to explain "the truth" is about as quaint as America's participation in the Geneva Conventions.

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.

Blogs

The new goal for political reporting appears to regard truth as irrelevant.

August 6, 2012

Eric on "Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion" and Reed on Gore Vidal. 

August 3, 2012

 “Artists who turncoat and exploit other artists—I have no words.”

June 22, 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

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is the latest victim of the disease of false equivalence, which masks the true cause of dysfunction in our government. 

May 21, 2012

230,000 long-term unemployed workers lost their benefits on Sunday and the system is about to get a whole lot worse.

May 18, 2012

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