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The Liberal Media
February 14, 2017
The Trump-Bibi-Murdoch Love Triangle Puts Us All at Risk
Flouting the laws and sacrificing truth, the new mogul empire is a perpetual-motion machine fueled almost entirely on bullshit.
February 2, 2017
An Actual American War Criminal May Become Our Second-Ranking Diplomat
Elliott Abrams spent the Reagan years abetting genocide—now, he has been floated as Trump’s deputy secretary of state.
January 5, 2017
The American Press Is Under Threat as Never Before
A supplicant media will be no match for the compulsive liar in the White House.
December 15, 2016
Barack Obama Was Too Cool for the Press Room
The president’s insistence on thinking before acting drove the media around the bend... and toward Donald Trump.
November 10, 2016
Election 2016 and the Collapse of Journalistic Standards
It would be hard to imagine a worse indictment of our media than the coverage of Candidate Trump.
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October 28, 2016
How Trump’s Media Cheerleaders Turned Campaign Coverage Into a Total Disaster
Journalists and media moguls have disgraced themselves in pursuit of ratings and ideological goals.
October 14, 2016
What We Talk About When We Don’t Talk About Climate Change
Years from now, historians will marvel at the absence of global warming in the 2016 campaign coverage and presidential debates.
September 30, 2016
It’s Time for Newspapers to Abandon Unsigned Editorials
Let those making the arguments take personal responsibility for their positions.
July 19, 2016
Hey, Roger Ailes, You’re Fired!
Will the Fox News CEO’s downfall signal a sea change in cable news reporting?
July 14, 2016
As Israel Drifts Further to the Right, ‘Haaretz’ Remains a Beacon for the Left
The daily paper is thriving, in part by shining a light in places many would prefer not to see.