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Books like Game Change are more instructive for what they reveal about the community that prizes them than for the information they contain.

It's time to banish the word "looting" from the media vocabulary in times of disaster.

In this moment of death and destruction, we should not turn away.

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel weighs in on the biggest news story of the week: the White House party crashers.

Are universities the last hope for a home for quality journalism?

The upcoming trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is the best news for the print press since Monica Lewinsky.

The Nation's Richard Kim joins a conversation on Sarah Palin's recent media blitz and the impact it could have on our country's politics.

The victory over Lou Dobbs demonstrates that the immigrant community is mobilized like never before.

The next generation of right-wing journalists are largely apparatchiks.

The Nation's John Nichols talks to Hardball's Chris Matthews about President Obama's decision to marginalize Fox News.

Blogs

Eric sends a drink back and Reed spars with former ABC News president David Westin.

July 15, 2011

Eric on David Brooks's underying nonsense and Reed on media paying for story rights (*cough* the Casey Anthony trial).

July 7, 2011

The Nation's Greg Mitchell live blogs the latest Wikileaks news for June 16, 2011. 

June 15, 2011

CNN’s ballyhooed WikiWars: The Mission of Julian Assange special airing this Sunday evening is an odd amalgam, blending quick cuts, pounding music and a casually dressed host (at left below) with an attempt at a serious overview of WikiLeaks. Yet, like the recent PBS Frontline probe, it is fatally unbalanced. 

June 10, 2011

How the media frenzy obliterated the presumption of innocence and relentlessly impugned both Strauss-Kahn and his accuser in vulgar stereotypes.

May 24, 2011

How Commentary and Israel's Six-Day War informed the neoconservative movement (or didn't).

April 1, 2011

Thanks to cable news, discredited experts and government officials are regularly reborn as trusted authorities.

March 29, 2011

Eric Alterman reviews music and Reed Richardson parses the ethics of sports journalism.

March 25, 2011

Eric on David Broder, Reed on NPR and undercover journalism and the mail.

March 10, 2011

Reed takes on the right-wing myths behind the Wisconsin union crackdown and readers react to the NFL labor dispute.

February 25, 2011