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Catherine “Kitty” Genovese

How turning the Murder of Kitty Genovese into a parable erased its particulars.

Bill de Blasio

The NYC mayor as fumbling amateur: this story writes itself, no facts required.

Vladimir Putin

Conservative hysteria over Putin’s aggression in 2014 is eerily reminiscent of right-wing reaction to a previous Crimean adventure, at the dawn of the Cold War.

Humanitarian aid

There is nothing progressive about defending Russia’s role in Syria, no matter how one packages it. 

Liberal

From celebrity deaths to the crisis of the middle class, it’s all their fault.

Putin

How the American media misrepresent Putin, Sochi and Ukraine.

Woody Allen

For a lot of commentators on all sides, the stakes far exceed the truth of Dylan Farrow’s accusation itself.

Wild Republican accusations have been debunked—but still they continue.

Mitt Romney

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s Double Down entertains, but its contempt for liberalism shows on almost every page.

Verizon

It’s time to get back to our roots—the grassroots—to fight for reform of an increasingly monopolistic and manipulative media.

Blogs

Newtown shooter Adam Lanza's mother has been painted as a victim, yet she was the one who bought an arsenal of guns, taught Adam to shoot them and left them close at hand.

February 15, 2013

Much of the coverage of the former Cardinal Ratzinger doesn’t mention that for years he was in charge of the church’s files on abuse by priests.

February 12, 2013

Conservative lawmakers aren't the only facing a demographic crisis: The GOP's favorite network has also suffered a significant loss of trust among its core conservative audience.

February 7, 2013

Viral videos speak louder than words on gun violence, Scientology and the “God Made a Farmer” Super Bowl ad.

February 7, 2013

As the Washington media gleefully covers the skeet shooting photo, real issues like joblessness get left left by the wayside.
 

February 5, 2013

Kathryn Jean Lopez is disappointed that the first lady holds Beyoncé in such high regard. Even if she didn’t, that wouldn’t stop the racist and sexist attacks aimed at her.

February 5, 2013

Taking another look at a couple of Super Bowl ads that raise questions about the media.

February 4, 2013

Although the media rightly continue to cover gun control, not every outlet gets its facts right on the effectiveness of the lapsed assault weapons ban.

February 1, 2013

The victim has not been named publicly but the two boys accused of rape have long since been in the media spotlight.

January 31, 2013

Politicians continue to discuss the issue—will the press do its part to cover gun violence?

January 29, 2013