Leslie Savan blogs for The Nation about media and politics. A three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for her Village Voice column about advertising, Savan is the author of Slam Dunks and No-Brainers: Pop Language in Your Life, the Media, and, Like…Whatever and The Sponsored Life: Ads, TV, and American Culture. She has been widely published, including in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York, Mother Jones, and Huffington Post. She has appeared frequently on TV and radio, and is very happy to be a talking head in Helvetica, a film about the font.
When protesters interrupted an interview with the Cheneys to call the former vice president a war criminal, C-SPAN’s feed mysteriously cut out.
Why the corporate media keep lending the far-right legitimacy.
The New York Times has yet to learn from its hawkish coverage in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
How to really speak truth to neocon blather.
Jonathan Chait thinks so.
From Bergdahl to the Las Vegas cop killers, Fox and friends enter Orwell’s “Eastasia.”
Have the media grown up half as much as Monica Lewinsky?