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The politically conscious rapper helps deliver over 620,000 petitions calling on Fox to end its racist coverage of the Obamas.

Laura Flanders leads a panel discussion featuring Hendrik Hertzberg of The New Yorker about the controversial Barack Obama cover.

Fox's long history of racism is nothing new, but it has been particularly egregious when it comes to their coverage of the Obamas.

He's not the maverick the mainstream media have proclaimed him to be.

CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan feels responsible for Americans not understanding what's going on in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This week, Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel reflects on the role of independent media in turbulent political waters.

How can Barack Obama--or any candidate--overcome the sad hypocrisy of our public discourse?

Why is the media ignoring one of the biggest political scandals in recent memory?

Why does the American public think John McCain is a maverick? Because the mainstream media told them so.

Journalism can still make a difference, but the truth matters more. And if you can't get to the truth through journalism, there are other ways to get there.

Blogs

Why not just recognize the non-white voices that are already out there?

April 19, 2013

Press coverage is hasty, error-prone and frequently depressing—but it nonetheless plays a vital role in our society.

April 18, 2013

The problem isn’t that Americans are spending more money on stuff—they’re not. It’s that stuff has gotten cheaper.

March 13, 2013

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