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Cultural critics and producers sound off on Big Media.

John Stossel has a conservative stable of pundits when it come to his questionable reporting of evironmental issues.

Right-wing climate-change deniers worked hand-in-glove with John Stossel to portray schoolchild as being 'scared green' on a recent ABC special.

Seymore Hersh has had a string of scoops since September 11, laying bare the covert community's skulduggery. Now, though, it seems he's toeing the government's line in regard to Iran.

As the country tilts toward war, media voices are craven in their obsequiousness.

Cable news peddles a soft-shoe rendition of what matters on the global stage, with certain exceptions.

Now that the Taliban regime has fallen in Afghanistan, that group's leaders can face fair and open trials for their crimes against humanity.

The Times fans the flames of public fear around the anthrax attacks.

Moral concern begins with the local, but shouldn't stop there.

George W. Bush, whose administration is addicted to secrecy, wants presidential papers classified indefinitely, not for the usual 12 years.

Blogs

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

June 15, 2011

Andrew Rossi's documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times explores what happens when old media and new media collide.

June 14, 2011

On the fortieth anniversary of the release of the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg is getting fresh attention and using some of his face time to back Bradley Manning and other whistleblowers.

June 13, 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

The GOP hosts a fancy fundraiser for the disgraced Senator Vitter while demanding Representative Weiner’s immediate resignation.

June 9, 2011

After Gary Hart, Bill Clinton, John Ensign, David Vitter, Eliot Spitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Edwards and more—why don’t politicians learn?

June 7, 2011

Maybe in Guthrie’s new gig on the Today Show she’ll no longer have to Lean Forward From the Side.

June 5, 2011

Dogged reporting on women's struggle for equality has always been an explicit part of the new New York Times executive editor’s career.

June 3, 2011

A video documenting alleged torture by the Assad regime went viral—reinvigorating protests in Syria—and then hit a wall on the very website where it first launched. Does YouTube have a human rights policy?

May 31, 2011

Real revolutions will never be televised. But the man who told us that revolutionized music and movements. 

May 29, 2011