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  • March 22, 2000

    Into the Muck

    That the mainstream media are increasingly conservative and gossip-driven is not exactly news.

    Eric Alterman

  • March 9, 2000

    Where’s the Rest of Him?

    Both Republican candidates battled to claim the mantle of the Gipper. John McCain calls himself “a true Reagan Republican.” George W.

    Eric Alterman

  • February 23, 2000

    The Liberal Media, RIP

    “Electrifying and oh-so vital.” If that sounds like model Melania Knauss testifying about the sexual prowess of her former boyfriend, Donald Trump, guess again. It’s the sound of R.W.

    Eric Alterman

  • February 10, 2000

    The Plutonium Files

    Eileen Welsome, a mild-mannered 48-year-old reporter laboring away in obscurity for a tiny afternoon newspaper in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is no one’s idea of a media Bigfoot.

    Eric Alterman

  • January 27, 2000

    Not Dead Yet

    Critics predicted the death of literature for much of the twentieth century, but at the dawn of the Internet age, the mantra is becoming conventional wisdom.

    Eric Alterman

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  • January 13, 2000

    Of Scientists and Spies

    After thirty years spent building the Federation of American Scientists into one of the country’s most valuable and venerable institutional voices for peace, democracy and real security, Jeremy S

    Eric Alterman

  • December 15, 1999

    The Prattle on Seattle

    The ideological rigidity that governs punditocracy trade debate transcends right/left dichotomies.

    Eric Alterman

  • December 2, 1999

    Blowjobs and Snow Jobs

    If the sixties were the age of the war reporter and the seventies the age of the investigative reporter, then the late nineties may go down in history as the age of the blowjob reporter.

    Eric Alterman

  • November 18, 1999

    Signs of the Times

    When Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opened the opulent new Staples Center in LA on October 17, the Jersey Troubadour had a few choice words for those watching from the luxury skyboxes.

    Eric Alterman

  • November 4, 1999

    The Seven-Year (Old) Snitch

    Woe unto the denizens of the Washington press corps when the rest of the world discovers Bob Somerby’s Web site, The Daily Howler (<

    Eric Alterman