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The Liberal Media

  • October 12, 2006

    No ‘Comments’

    How can the MSM maintain they hold themselves to higher standards than the Drudge-driven political blogosphere when they ape its most irresponsible practices?

    Eric Alterman

  • September 28, 2006

    A Meta-Read Is a Better Read

    The notion that the function of journalists is to explain "the truth" is about as quaint as America's participation in the Geneva Conventions.

    Eric Alterman

  • September 14, 2006

    Lying About 9/11? Easy as ABC

    Why did the network humiliate its news division, ignore historians and insult Americans with a 9/11 docudrama that it knew was a tissue of lies?

    Eric Alterman

  • August 31, 2006

    All Governments (and Some Journalists) Lie

    Democracy demands that journalists tell the truth. The success of liars like Bob Novak and Ann Coulter is a greater threat to America than a truck full of terrorists bent on doing us harm.

    Eric Alterman

  • August 10, 2006

    Neocon Dreams, American Nightmares

    Four wars at once? Led by this crew? Are the people who run this country, enabled by neo-con pundits, dangerously out of their minds?

    Eric Alterman

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  • July 13, 2006

    The Times Is Us

    In wartime, you lose the luxury of choosing your allies: The Bush Administration's attacks on the New York Times are attacks on us all.

    Eric Alterman

  • June 21, 2006

    The Uses and Abuses of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was a really bad guy. But the Bush Administration's armchair warriors mythologized him into a self-fulfilling prophecy of insurgent terror.

    Eric Alterman

  • June 8, 2006

    Truth Is for ‘Liberals’

    Five years into the Bush Administration, the press corps still can't figure out how to handle the White House's primary media management tactic: lying.

    Eric Alterman

  • May 30, 2006

    Time Is on Their Side

    Time magazine's new managing editor has inherited an editorial model that's under siege and a pundit lineup that tilts squarely to the right.

    Eric Alterman

  • May 11, 2006

    Three Liberal Lives

    In praise of three giants of American liberalism: John Kenneth Galbraith, Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg and the Rev. William Sloane Coffin Jr.

    Eric Alterman