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Let's get a grip: the left isn't going to win every 24-hour news cycle. And that shouldn't be our goal.

How we remember Katrina is how we'll prepare for future disasters. Getting the story straight matters for justice—and for survival.

The Shirley Sherrod saga reveals just how entrenched the myth of reverse racism is.

Have we learned the right lessons from the mistreatment of Shirley Sherrod?

Andrew Breitbart's schtick should be familiar by now. The same techniques used to defame Shirley Sherrod and discredit the NAACP were employed to destroy ACORN.

The mainstream media's long-time kid-glove treatment of Andrew Breitbart led directly to the unjustified ouster of Shirley Sherrod.

The Sherrod controversy "was a ginned-up, fabricated story,” The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel explains on The Today Show. “And this country can’t afford this kind of fake journalism.”

Rachel Maddow today is less bold on Afghanistan than Walter Cronkite was 32 years ago on Vietnam, even though the CBS anchor was the far more mainstream of the two.

Is Sarah Palin's video a preview for a possible campaign in 2012? Nation correspondent Ari Melber explains why she hasn't crossed over into social media organizing just yet.

Blogs

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on David Gregory's departure from Meet the Press. 

August 20, 2014

Eric on the latest books and CD's and Reed on media coverage of Ferguson, Missouri. 

August 14, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on electronic surveillance. 

August 5, 2014

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