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Once again, the MSM falls for the story of Saul Bellow's "former liberal" son, who specializes in publishing right-wing dreck.

The MSM’s addiction to false equivalence continues to distort our political debate.

Steve Jobs

While our tech-obsessed media fondled their iPhones, it was left to a courageous monologist to discover the real legacy of Apple's founder.

From the Times to NPR, the so-called liberal media has a phobia of liberals.

Barack Obama and John Boehner on CNN

Why do the media believe that they must behave like idiots in order to be “fair” to the Republicans and their idiotic ideas?

We will be an equal society when we can all celebrate and criticize our country together.

Instead of standing up to those in power, News Corp. has fostered cozy relationship with governments on both sides of the Atlantic.

From Dominique Strauss-Kahn to Casey Anthony to Rupert Murdoch, the media are debasing the public conversation—and therefore our democratic process.

Barack Obama

Why my disagreement with Cornel West about Obama's presidency generated so much excitement.

Fox

The problem with Fox is not that it's conservative—it’s that it’s full of falsehoods.

Blogs

Eric on the best new play in town; and Reed on problems of process journalism.

September 20, 2013

The New York Times runs a correction about Navy Yards shooter Aaron Alexis’s attempts to buy an assault rifle, but the central question remains.

September 20, 2013

In his latest piece, the New York Times columnist ruminates on hair color and diplomatic response to Syria.

September 18, 2013

Diplomacy is messy, clichés aren’t.

September 13, 2013

In the wake of the news that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post, William Greider looks back on the paper’s glory days.

August 7, 2013

While independent experts have questioned the administration’s claims of chemical weapons use by the Assad regime, most publications are happy to highlight the “evidence.”

June 21, 2013

While many mainstream media outlets are accepting White House confirmation as fact, some reporters are skeptical of "slam dunk" proof of chemical weapons.

June 14, 2013

Remembering the disturbing details of US diplomacy revealed through Wikileaks.

June 13, 2013

Even though the press relies on and exploits leaks, pundits still hit the NSA whistleblower in this case.

June 12, 2013

The paper’s site was packed with coverage that was “Tireless. Dogged. Spirited.” And it was something else: Free.

April 20, 2013