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The Liberal Media

  • March 24, 2005

    In Re Rather: The Target Is Journalism

    That the resignation of Dan Rather from his CBS News anchor job is a humiliation for the so-called liberal media (SCLM) is taken as a given across the conservative and mainstream press.

    Eric Alterman

  • March 10, 2005

    Anti-Semite? Self-Hating Jew? Moi?

    That the Boston Globe is a great newspaper can be in no doubt, as its brave (though flawed) reporting on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church has recently demonstrated.

    Eric Alterman

  • February 24, 2005

    The Pajama Game

    It's hard to know who to root against in the bloggers vs. CNN controversy that led to the resignation of CNN's Eason Jordan, a twenty-three-year veteran of the network.

    Eric Alterman

  • February 10, 2005

    Better Red Than Dead?

    The United States government is currently run by a group of people for whom verifiable truth holds no particular privilege over ideologically inspired nonsense.

    Eric Alterman

  • January 13, 2005

    Pundit Limbo: How Low Can They Go?

    What do Robert Novak and Armstrong Williams have to do before they're completely discredited?

    Eric Alterman

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  • December 22, 2004

    A Reply to Peter Beinart

    In my last column, I focused on the Kerry campaign's inability to articulate an alternative national security strategy.

    Eric Alterman

  • December 9, 2004

    ‘Big Ideas Need Sharp Elbows’

    We may never reach a consensus on just what it was about George W.

    Eric Alterman

  • November 24, 2004

    Money for Nothing

    To hear conservatives describe it, the only video appearances that hurt John Kerry more than that of Osama bin Laden were those of Hollywood celebrities, who united behind his candidacy as never

    Eric Alterman

  • November 11, 2004

    Pin the Terrorist on the Donkey

    It's impossible to pinpoint any single factor that determined the Democrats' defeat on election day, but a significant disadvantage that is going unremarked in the discussion of "God," "gays" and

    Eric Alterman

  • October 28, 2004

    Faith-based Journalism: The Refs Work Themselves

    Even though we've lived with it for more than thirty years now, it's hard not to marvel at the effectiveness of the right's campaign to intimidate, cajole and complain their way into favorable tr

    Eric Alterman