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September 23, 2016
Who’s Afraid of ‘Russia Today’?
Hand-wringing over Kremlin propaganda says more about about US media’s insecurity than it does Putin’s reach.
Adam H. Johnson
September 14, 2016
Despite all evidence to the contrary, the media insistently portray Trump as a normal candidate.
September 12, 2016
A Lot of Trump Supporters Are Deplorable—and a Lot of the Media Are Too
The frenzy over Clinton’s warning about bigoted Trump backers, along with her minor health scare Sunday, is just more media malpractice.
August 17, 2016
Cold-War Casualties From Ukraine and Syria to the New York Times’s ‘Standards’
Factional politics may have killed Obama’s proposed détente with Russia and the Minsk peace process in Ukraine, while the
publishes another gutter article—this one about Paul Manafort.
Stephen F. Cohen
July 19, 2016
Hey, Roger Ailes, You’re Fired!
Will the Fox News CEO’s downfall signal a sea change in cable news reporting?
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June 30, 2016
More Bad News for Newspapers
A new report reveals a deepening crisis for democracy as digital media hasten the decline of print.
June 21, 2016
How Billionaires, Corporations, and Secretive Governments Curtail Press Freedom
An informed public is vital to our democracy—but we will never be truly informed unless we fight for the media’s ability to hold those with power accountable.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 16, 2016
The Trumpification of Cable News
In a desperate grab for ratings, MSNBC and CNN are giving Trump exactly what he wants: endless validation.
June 14, 2016
Donald Trump Is a Textbook Abuser, and Women Everywhere Know It
The media may not see through Trump, but women, particularly those who have experienced abuse, do.
May 26, 2016
Making Trump ‘Presidential’
The leap from common man to dignified leader of the free world is part of the national myth. But Donald Trump requires a real-life fairy tale we haven’t seen before.