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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

If Bill de Blasio wins the NYC mayoral race (and he will), expect to hear more from the Working Families Party.

October 9, 2013

Stewart and Lohota both find the individual mandate so confusing, they're willing to forestall some of the ACA’s most potent policy.

October 8, 2013

Advocates and media watchdogs have raised hackles over the CBS program’s questionable take on the Social Security disability system.

October 8, 2013

De Blasio has now been called a progressive, a communist and a fiscal conservative.

October 7, 2013

The latest polls and ads in the NYC mayor’s race.

October 4, 2013

The shooting of Miriam Carey in Washington, D.C., raises questions about how the media handles breaking news.

October 4, 2013

Public Editor Margaret Sullivan scolds the Times for its questionable reporting on rival paper McClatchy's Al Qaeda-related leaks. 

October 3, 2013

After tagging Bill de Blasio a “commie,” how will they twist the image of Chirlane McCray?

October 3, 2013

Jimmy Kimmel shows they don’t get that O’care=ACA.

October 2, 2013

Two blasts from the past in NYC mayor’s race, but media see only one explosion.

October 1, 2013