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The radio went on in the middle of the night and there in my ear was the
voice of a young man.

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?

Writing may be fighting, as Ishmael Reed famously opined, but most
writers know the difference. There are, of course, some who blur the
line.

Of all the columns I've written, never have I gotten more mail than for
the following sentence: "It will not matter that the Dixie Chicks play
to full, cheering houses, while their current albu

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.

In its first issue after the fall of the World Trade Center, The New
Yorker
published a handful of short reaction pieces by John Updike,
Jonathan Franzen and others about the horror that

So the right-wing journalist John Fund may not be a model citizen, but
contrary to the implications of many left journalists and gossip
columnists, he's likely not the kind of guy who pretends

William Kristol's April 7 editorial in The Weekly Standard denouncing
critics of the war on Iraq as "anti-American" is startlingly reminiscent
of the menacing directives issued for decad

Blogs

Recent piece by Alan Rusbridger shows how the UK government is misusing laws to silence its critics. 

August 20, 2013

Thirty-seven hours later, The Washington Post still has it wrong.

July 10, 2013

Reporting may be the worst crime of all.

July 9, 2013

Historical (and contemporary) context went missing on Meet the Press.

June 24, 2013

The Rolling Stone and BuzzFeed reporter whose reporting ended General Stanley McChrystal's career died yesterday.

June 18, 2013

With his proposal to jail Glenn Greenwald, the New York Republican recalls an ugly tradition of attacking freedom of the press.

June 14, 2013

According to tech experts, Glenn Greenwald has made a big mistake on a key component of his work on the NSA’s PRISM program.

June 13, 2013

The morning after the NSA whistleblower goes public.

June 10, 2013

A major PBS funder almost scuttled a film that portrayed him in a negative light. 

May 20, 2013

Coming on the heels of the DOJ's seizure of AP records, proposed legislation to keep reporters from being forced to reveal their sources seems would actually roll back protections in some states.

May 16, 2013