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CNBC's Jim Cramer has appeared all over the NBC empire defending his financial acumen; Stewart has now rallied the power of Viacom to fight back.

Withdrawing his bid for Surgeon General, CNN's Sanjay Gupta is headed back to TV. But his medical reporting, like his nomination, is worrisome.

Here's an embarrassing 'greatest misses' collection of CNBC's pre-financial meltdown coverage.

Three journalists on the front lines talk about combat reporting in Iraq and Lebanon. What's the real story?

Vanity Fair's Michael Wolff discusses the effect of the protests against a controversial New York Post cartoon on Rupert Murdoch's empire.

Hilarycare...Welfare...Socialism! In case you forgot the bilious opposition the stimulus bill inspired, here is a repulsive recap.

Keith Olbermann explores how Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and other right wingers managed to spread outright lies about the stimulus.

Jon Stewart ridicules the Fox News host for ambushing a Columbia Journalism Review staffer for publishing a piece by a writer from The Nation.

Has the Obama administration's attempt to 'reach the public without having to rely on the mainstream media' worked? Hendrik Hertzberg and other journalists weigh in.

We may have a new government in Washington, but the press corps hasn't changed. Are the media asking the right questions?

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“New players are boosting reporting power, technological talent and financial resources going into news, creating a level of energy not felt for a long time,” said Amy Mitchell, Pew's director of journalism research.

March 26, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on the media’s coverage of the missing Malaysia Air Flight 370. 

March 25, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on the “nuclear option” and the media.

March 12, 2014

The Times raises a red flag over the mayor’s appointments.

March 3, 2014

Are Alec Baldwin and Bill Maher right about the network?

February 28, 2014

This week, Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen appeared on the John Batchelor Show and The O'Reilly Factor to discuss the geopolitical stakes of the unrest in Ukraine. 

February 19, 2014

The New Jersey governor still looks like a front-runner for 2016.

February 17, 2014

It launched months late, loads slowly and is poorly translated.

 

January 14, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on the gaping holes in the mainstream media's coverage of unemployment benefits. 

January 7, 2014

David Brooks’s blinkered pot column shows how our elites are shielded from the consequences of the war on drugs. 

January 3, 2014