Greg Mitchell writes a daily blog for The Nation focusing on media, politics and culture. He is the former editor of Editor & Publisher and author of thirteen books. His latest book, on the 2012 Obama-Romney race, is Tricks, Lies, and Videotape. His other books include Atomic Cover-Up, The Campaign of the Century (winner of the Goldsmith Book Prize), two books related to WikiLeaks and a pair of books with Robert Jay Lifton on Hiroshima and the death penalty in America. His Twitter feed is @GregMitch and he can be reached at: email@example.com. His personal blog is Pressing Issues.
Today's media and politics "cheat sheet," updated later, featuring the McChrystal aftermath, Doobie Brothers mock BP, Eliot Spitzer returns, Jon Stewart on the World Cup, Al Gore accused, Steve Earle sings, much more.
William Allen "Rookie" Kruse, 55, of Fort Morgan, Alabama, put a bullet in his head this morning. He'd complained about loss on income due to the oil leak and not getting answers from BP.
After controversial Rolling Stone article: Should he stay or should he go? Return here often as opinions arrive. Most say: Let him resign--or sack him.
Today's media and politics "cheat sheet," updated all day, features more trouble in Afghanistan, Jon Stewart on Tony Hayward, a new public editor for the Times, Snoop on "True Blood," more.
Today's media and politics "cheat sheet," updated all day, featuring Krugman and King, Springsteen and Dylan, Huckabee and Mr. Loaf, a hot HBO doc, and more from Stephen and Steven.
The first parent I befriended who had lost a son in the war criticized the media "coverup" of images of the carnage—and the "insanity" of the war itself.
Your morning "cheat sheet," updated all day, today featuring Tony Hayward refuses to leak, Alvin Greene survives, inmate executed in Utah, Jon Stewart on Barton, Allen Toussaint & Elvis Costello with Obama's true theme song, much more.
Today featuring scary oil leak warning, Jon Stewart and "President" Maddow on losing energy, Nick Kristof on a ratty Father's Day, fun from Spinal Tap and a tribute to Phil Ochs, much more.