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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

This week: LGBT New Yorkers stand against stop-and-frisk, Obama makes his "kill list" permanent, and much more. 

October 26, 2012

This week: Planned Parenthood and poverty, the unnamed favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and much more.

October 19, 2012

Nashville understands something crucial about “kickass” women: they’re professionals first.

October 19, 2012

This week: Canadian donations to American super PACs, religious minorities in Egypt, and much more. 

October 12, 2012

This week: Michigan labor laws, riots in China and much more.

September 21, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

September 13, 2012

Eric on fact checks, and Reed on BS punditry. 

September 6, 2012

Eric on the living, the lying, and the Dead, and Reed on media bias. 

August 31, 2012

Republicans lie. Will the media continue to listen?

August 29, 2012

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

August 24, 2012