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That the resignation of Dan Rather from his CBS News anchor job is a humiliation for the so-called liberal media (SCLM) is taken as a given across the conservative and mainstream press.

Journalists, bloggers, news executives, media scholars and librarians try to make sense of the new media environment.

Women don't shout. Women don't like politics. Women shrink from intellectual debate. Women don't try.

That the Boston Globe is a great newspaper can be in no doubt, as its brave (though flawed) reporting on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church has recently demonstrated.

He said he wanted his ashes shot out of a cannon. "A great funeral" was what he wanted, he told his son. Then he walked into the kitchen and shot himself dead in the head.

This article first appeared in the issue of May 17, 1965. The Motorcycle Gangs: Losers and Outsiders

Click here to read John Nichols's appreciation of Hunter Thompson's political genius.

It's hard to know who to root against in the
bloggers vs. CNN controversy that led to the
resignation of CNN's Eason Jordan, a twenty-three-year veteran of the
network.

Click here to read Christian Parenti's March 29, 2004 Nation article on the abuse of Arab journalists by the US military in Iraq.

What do Robert Novak and Armstrong Williams have to do before they're completely discredited?

"The black pseudo leader is a parasite," wrote black pseudo-leader Armstrong Williams in October 2004.

Blogs

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

Costas has ignited a firestorm after his comments on gun culture during halftime of Sunday Night Football. He tells us now why he won’t back down.

December 6, 2012

This weel: a profile of civil rights champion Bryan Stevenson, an analysis of the Libor scandal, and much more.

November 30, 2012

This week: the ongoing fight against Citizens United, Obama's trip to Southeast Asia, and much more. 

November 26, 2012

This week: a debate on debt forgiveness, Burma's Rohingya crisis, and the War on Drugs' latest victims.

November 16, 2012

This week: A corruption trial in Brazil, problematic prostitution initiatives in California, and more. 

November 9, 2012

This week: a move against unions in Michigan, the displacement of Brazil's indigenous and several underreported perspectives on Hurricane Sandy.

November 1, 2012

This week: LGBT New Yorkers stand against stop-and-frisk, Obama makes his "kill list" permanent, and much more. 

October 26, 2012