Media Analysis

The New York Times building in December 2023.

“The New York Times” Is Failing Its Readers Badly on Covid “The New York Times” Is Failing Its Readers Badly on Covid

A pair of shoddy opinion pieces proves that the paper is letting its audience down and undermining the fight to improve our knowledge of the virus.

Jun 21, 2024 / Gregg Gonsalves and John P. Moore

Elliott Abrams

Elliott Abrams: Convicted Liar, Defender of Dictators, Accomplice to Genocide—and Foreign Policy Wise Man Elliott Abrams: Convicted Liar, Defender of Dictators, Accomplice to Genocide—and Foreign Policy Wise Man

A career nearly as steeped in blood as Henry Kissinger’s hasn’t prevented the establishment from embracing—and whitewashing—this serial slanderer.

Jun 19, 2024 / Eric Alterman

(L) Rupert Murdoch at his annual party at Spencer House in London on June 22, 2023, and (R) Jeff Bezos at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 10, 2024.

Has Jeff Bezos Embraced the Rupert Murdoch Model of Leveraging Sleaze for Power? Has Jeff Bezos Embraced the Rupert Murdoch Model of Leveraging Sleaze for Power?

The Washington Post is now run by a master of squalid tabloid journalism. 

Jun 17, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Elon Musk speaks at the Milken Institute's Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, on May 6, 2024.

Elon Musk’s Creepy Workplace Is Techno-Feudalism in Action Elon Musk’s Creepy Workplace Is Techno-Feudalism in Action

Multiple harassment allegations illuminate why the tech mogul has embraced Trumpism.

Jun 14, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Two protesters wave a flag reading

Martha-Ann Alito Can’t Wait to Let Her Freak Flag Fly Martha-Ann Alito Can’t Wait to Let Her Freak Flag Fly

The Supreme Court justice’s wife turns out to be a far-right Catholic crackpot with a deep vindictive streak. She brings vergogna—shame—upon her family and the court.

Jun 11, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Steve Schwarzman speaking to students

Why Plutocrats Are Rallying to Trump Why Plutocrats Are Rallying to Trump

Civic lessons won’t sway America’s oligarchs. Instead, we need forthright economic populism to bring them to heel.

Jun 10, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Activists from Jewish Voice for Peace occupy the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty on November 6, 2023.

Why the Establishment Loves Smearing Young People as Antisemites Why the Establishment Loves Smearing Young People as Antisemites

Pundits and politicians are elevating blatantly dishonest polls to shore up an indefensible war.

Jun 7, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Donald Trump lifting his fist in front of a crowd.

Is Donald Trump Really a Male Icon? I Hope to God Not. Is Donald Trump Really a Male Icon? I Hope to God Not.

I hate gender stereotyping. But I’m a boomer, and the fake-tanned, fake-haired coward is the opposite of a manly man from our generation.

Jun 4, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Trump after guilty verdict

With Trump’s Conviction, the 2024 Presidential Election Is Finally Launched With Trump’s Conviction, the 2024 Presidential Election Is Finally Launched

The Manhattan court case clarifies the stakes—and gives a chance for a Biden reboot.

May 31, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Donald Trump holds up a fist outside the Trump Building after his conviction.

The Greatest Liar of All Time Gets a Criminal Conviction The Greatest Liar of All Time Gets a Criminal Conviction

All of Trump’s—and his lawyer’s—projection failed, and he was convicted of all 34 felony counts.

May 30, 2024 / Joan Walsh

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