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All evidence to the contrary, mainstream media continue to frame election issues with discredited right-wing assumptions.

Keith Olbermann lauds Late Night host David Letterman for challenging McCain on his attack ads in a way that only he can.

Politics ain't beanbag, but the thuggishness of McCain and Palin and their conservative media enablers have infected our political discourse.

There's still plenty of time for the media to get the bailout story right: just start asking, "Who benefits?"

If Letterman and Saturday Night Live continue to cast McCain as a liar, it could have a devastating impact.

Since they got all the megastories wrong in Denver, here's a primer for the media horde as they descend on St. Paul.

Here's how to keep FOX smears of Obama from spreading.

As print journalism faces extinction, tabloids obsess over celebrity pregnancy and childbirth. What's wrong with this picture?

O'Reilly's bullying antics show he never learned the lessons the rest of us were taught in school.

It's official, straight from the mouth of Bush's former press secretary, Scott McClellan--FOX is Republican propaganda.

Blogs

As pundits droned on about Eric Cantor, Iraq descended into ever greater chaos.

June 12, 2014

Have the media grown up half as much as Monica Lewinsky?

May 12, 2014

“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