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Stop the Presses


  • January 27, 2005

    Fantasy Island

    Washington Post writer Paul Farhi cleverly compared the content and structure of George W.

    Eric Alterman

  • July 15, 2004

    Wrong Again

    Nearly every day brings fresh evidence that the Bush Administration deliberately undermined the security of this nation by misleading us into a costly and potentially ruinous war in Iraq.

    Eric Alterman

  • June 17, 2004

    The Soros Slander Campaign Continues

    We return this week to the conservative crusade to destroy the reputation of financier and philanthropist George Soros.

    Eric Alterman

  • June 3, 2004

    Kerry’s Dance

    It may have the ring of cliché, but America's next presidential election will be among the most crucial events in contemporary history.

    Eric Alterman

  • May 20, 2004

    Hawks Eating Crow

    The Bush Administration has not made it easy on its supporters. David Brooks now admits that he was gripped with a "childish fantasy" about Iraq.

    Eric Alterman

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  • May 6, 2004

    Is Koppel a Commie?

    The Sinclair Broadcast Group, a Maryland-based media company whose holdings include sixty-two TV stations, did the country a favor when it refused to air the April 30 special edition of Nigh

    Eric Alterman

  • April 22, 2004

    Woodward Returns

    Correction: "The Man" is the term Dick Cheney uses to refer to George W. Bush, not the term used by other officials to refer to Cheney. (6/1/04)

    Eric Alterman

  • April 8, 2004

    Dishonest, Moronic or Both?

    Grover Norquist, the right's premier political organizer, once told me that the most significant difference between liberal journalists and conservative journalists is that the former are jou

    Eric Alterman

  • March 25, 2004

    Widows and Orphans First…

    The beast will not die.

    Eric Alterman

  • March 11, 2004

    The (Not So) Gay Old Times

    AMPLIFICATION: Because of space constraints and incautious wording in my column last week, I referred to the Times's "Jayson Blair/Gerald Boyd problem." I intended to refer to those attacks on the Times that had asserted or implied that Boyd had in some way been responsible for overlooking Blair's shortcomings and that this pattern somehow reflected on the Times's affirmative-action policies. I did not mean to imply that there was any truth to these accusations. Indeed, there is none on the record as far as I am aware. I apologize to Mr. Boyd for any misimpressions I may have created. --Eric Alterman

    Eric Alterman