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The radio went on in the middle of the night and there in my ear was the
voice of a young man.

With all the words laundered over the Jayson Blair affair, why is my
soul still disquieted? Why do I feel even further from the truth than on
the day the journalistic fraud was first revealed?

Writing may be fighting, as Ishmael Reed famously opined, but most
writers know the difference. There are, of course, some who blur the
line.

Of all the columns I've written, never have I gotten more mail than for
the following sentence: "It will not matter that the Dixie Chicks play
to full, cheering houses, while their current albu

Thank God for fakers! Matchless as deflaters of human and institutional
pretension, they furnish us rich measures of malicious glee at the
red-faced victims.

In the 1998 film Wag the Dog, political operatives employ special editing techniques to create phony footage that will engender public sympathy for a manufactured war.

In its first issue after the fall of the World Trade Center, The New
Yorker
published a handful of short reaction pieces by John Updike,
Jonathan Franzen and others about the horror that

So the right-wing journalist John Fund may not be a model citizen, but
contrary to the implications of many left journalists and gossip
columnists, he's likely not the kind of guy who pretends

John Nichols and Robert W.
McChesney are founders of the media-reform
network Free Press, one of the groups named in this article.

Blogs

Eric responds to his critics and reviews the best shows of the week in today's Altercation.

March 25, 2015

Katharine Viner, the new editor of The Guardian, has thought deeply about the relationship between readers, technology and the future of journalism.

March 23, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/22/15?

March 21, 2015

He criticized old media, he created new media and he knew the necessity of a free and freewheeling press.

March 20, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/13/15?

March 13, 2015

The Fox News Congress gets a taste of its own medicine.

March 11, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/6/15?

March 6, 2015

If you don’t think we’re better than the rest of the planet, what are you doing in office?

March 3, 2015