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The Liberal Media

  • 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

  • December 1, 2005

    The Putsch at Public Broadcasting

    With professionals at the top forced out and replaced by GOP fundraisers, the right-wing takeover of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is now plain to see. Though CPB's Inspector General has exposed former chair Kenneth Tomlinson's ethical transgressions, what else are they hiding?

    Eric Alterman

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  • November 17, 2005

    The Lies That Bind

    Lack of candor is not surprising from Bush or Ahmad Chalabi, but why does the New York Times continue to struggle with the truth about Judith Miller? The Gray Lady might solve the problem by banning anonymous Administration sources in its news reports. If they're going to lie to us anyway, why not under their own names?

    Eric Alterman

  • November 3, 2005

    Can We Talk?

    Liberals need to find a means to bridge the gap between Americans' belief in liberal solutions and their willingness to trust liberals to enact them.

    Eric Alterman

  • October 20, 2005

    Corrupt, Incompetent and ‘Off Center’

    With leading Republicans facing the slammer and Bush in a tailspin, fate has given liberals a huge opportunity. Americans already share our values--we need a new language to help connect peoples' deepest needs to the liberal vision.

    Eric Alterman

  • October 6, 2005

    The First Time Was Tragedy…

    As the Bush Administration's incompetence turns Iraq into a terrorist training camp, Americans should look to FDR, who waged war for unavoidable threats, not ideology, while still fostering good will among US allies.

    Eric Alterman

  • September 22, 2005

    New Orleans Is Us

    New Orleans was not an unpredictable disaster--it was a model for the incompetence of the Bush Administration. And when the next disaster comes, we will all be under water.

    Eric Alterman