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The Nation's editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel clashes with Dan Abrams over the responsibilities of mainstream media.

Michael Jackson's fame and fortune ensured he had few barriers to the pursuit of whatever Mad Hatter fancy seized him--including his made-to-order kids.

Pat Buchanan launches into paranoid racist rants in response to the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court.

There's been plenty of coverage of the economic crisis over the last eight months. But are we missing the real story?

This video features a dirty dozen collection of media moments from Obama's first 100 days, now you can vote for the worst.

Rupert Murdoch has not wrecked the Wall Street Journal, as many had predicted. But a key question remains: is the new regime committed to unbiased reporting, or will it politicize the news?

Glenn Beck's symptoms range from conservative paranoia to bad acting.

The Nation's Richard Kim joins several other journalists in a discussion of the politics of gender, sexual identity and power

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel, Robert George of the New York Post and Danny Schechter the news dissector look at the reporting of the past week.

The workings of a build-up to a fake-scandal over President Obama's laughter on 60 Minutes.

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 With campaigns and partisans gaining narrative-shaping clout, journalists' role is shrinking.

August 24, 2012

Though hardly a blip in campaign news, the 2,000th American troop has been killed—many by our own allies, the Afghan security forces—and inattention still abounds. 

August 23, 2012

Eric and Reed just do not like this Ryan guy.

August 17, 2012

Reed dissects the the journalistic equivalent of mortal sins.

August 10, 2012

Despite the cacophony of media criticism about HBO’s new series, there’s been hardly a murmur made about how the show criticizes the media.

August 9, 2012

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

 Eric on some classic Jazz, Reed on a glimpse into the 1%. 

July 27, 2012

 Eric on David Johansen, Nora Ephron and Woodie Guthrie. Reed on Louie CK.

July 13, 2012

Eric on silly predictions and the Washington Post, and Reed on Obamacare.

June 29, 2012