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

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.

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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