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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.

When we reduce the devastating hurricane to fiction—even really good fiction—we risk making it little more than a trope.

Instead of rape, let's just call it, "unilateral, physical intimacy." Instead of torture, let's just call it, "enhanced interrogation techniques," and pretend that it's not morally wrong.

The White House press corps is entirely focused on what happens inside the White House. While that's not irrelevant, it's not what's really important.

Lawrence Lessig and Glenn Greenwald debate their positions on Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination.

Blogs

Eric is back from the pub tour, and Reed highlights some the lazy, biased reporting during the GOP horserace.

April 26, 2012

Mitt’s opponents say he won only because he outspends everyone. It’s not that simple. 

April 25, 2012

How did the media cover the 2012 primary campaign?

April 23, 2012

 Eric Alterman on Bruce and Reed on free speech in the media.

March 30, 2012

Romney's campaign doctors newspaper editorials and then sends them to reporters hoping to spin the story. In fact, even his backers have doubts.

March 5, 2012

In light of a Pew Research Center survey on public engagement with the presidential campaign, Reed looks at how biased the media has become.

February 9, 2012

Don’t believe the media hype. Tuesday’s events awarded no delegates, and it’s too soon to say what Rick Santorum’s nominal wins will mean. 

February 8, 2012

What is the famous media mogul doing on Twitter?

January 30, 2012

Speaker Gingrich condemned Bill Clinton’s hijinks; at last night's debate, candidate Gingrich preached moral values. He’s a hypocrite. But hyprocisy sells.

January 20, 2012

 A new book puts a human face on the Obama presidency and shows just how influential Michelle Obama really is.  

January 11, 2012