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The Liberal Media

  • April 27, 2006

    Bush’s Other War

    The FBI's bid to examine Jack Anderson's papers is the latest battle in the Bush Administration's war against the media.

    Eric Alterman

  • April 13, 2006

    AIPAC’s Complaint

    Analytical weaknesses in a controversial academic paper on the impact of the "Israel lobby" on US Mideast policy hinder its authors' attempt to pierce the wall of ignorance and intimidation erected around the debate.

    Eric Alterman

  • March 30, 2006

    Prescient and Patriotic: America’s Honor Roll

    Here's an honor roll of people who risked their positions and/or prestige to warn the nation of the Iraq War catastrophe.

    Eric Alterman

  • March 16, 2006

    Iraq: The Democrats’ Dilemma

    With Bush's popularity dropping and Iraq in chaos, Democrats must provide clear leadership without making themselves targets of political assassination by the right. How can they do that when the master story in the media depicts a party in disarray?

    Eric Alterman

  • March 2, 2006

    With God on Our Side?

    The right-wing hijacking of religion's public role in our political discourse is as undeniable as it is inappropriate, and represents one of liberalism's most serious problems.

    Eric Alterman

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  • February 16, 2006

    The Gasbag Gap

    Why expect political balance on talk TV when the networks are wedded to the belief that all the action is on the right?

    Eric Alterman

  • February 2, 2006

    Lies About Blowjobs, Bad. Wars? Not So Much.

    Despite his lies and incompetence, Bush remains more popular with elite media than Clinton or any other political leader who sought to save us from the Iraq catastrophe. Why won't they connect the dots?

    Eric Alterman

  • January 19, 2006

    Never Mind the Truth…

    Coverage of the Alito hearings revealed once again that there is no liberal bias in mainstream media.

    Eric Alterman

  • January 5, 2006

    ‘Fool Me Once…’

    The willingness of our most powerful media companies to defer to pressure from the White House is deeply disconcerting. In the name of national security, the Bush team repeatedly demonstrates its contempt for the media and for normative standards of truth.

    Eric Alterman

  • December 15, 2005

    Another 9/11? Never Mind…

    The 9/11 Commission's startling follow-up report that savages the Bush Administration's inadequate efforts to protect the country from terrorism was met by the media with a collective yawn. And so we remain vulnerable, amazed and, if sensate, terrified.

    Eric Alterman