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New York Times building

The New York Times’s new ombudsperson keeps the Gray Lady honest.

Ted Cruz sign

As the GOP’s ideological center hurtles into the farthest reaches of the universe, the MSM still strives for “balance.”

Obama in a camera's viewfinder

The president's inaugural address touched all the important bases, except one.

Andrew Sullivan

Andrew Sullivan garners much attention for his bold moves as a blogger. But what about the quality of his judgments?

David Petraeus

Most media has lauded Petraeus for his military success. But his true strength was as a P.R. prodigy. 

A Romney supporter in Iowa

The Romney campaign’s self-delusion was only possible because of its MSM enablers.

Mitt Romney

While neglecting the real issues—and ignoring the radicalization of the Republican Party—reporters obsess over made-up “gaffes” and meaningless campaign moments.

Barack Obama

After the first presidential debate, the media follow-up focused almost exclusively on its theatrics and the implications for the “horse race.”

How right-wing Jewish organizatons misrepresent both the views and the influence of American Jews.

The Problem of Conservative 'Intellectuals'

As Mitt Romney’s campaign descends into increasingly indefensible terrain, a few right-wing stalwarts are still standing by their man.

Blogs

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the media’s coverage of climate change. 

July 21, 2014

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