Media Analysis

Liberties: A Magazine in Revolt Against the New

Liberties: A Magazine in Revolt Against the New Liberties: A Magazine in Revolt Against the New

Tolerance, rigor, open-mindedness, and a willingness to countenance doubt and contradiction apparently are all values the magazine champions in theory but tends to ignore in pract...

Oct 2, 2023 / Books & the Arts / David Klion

Naomi Klein’s Quest to Understand Her Double

Naomi Klein’s Quest to Understand Her Double Naomi Klein’s Quest to Understand Her Double

In her new book, a case of mistaken identity reveals how life online and off has become more and more polarized. 

Oct 2, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Laura Kipnis

Trump UAW speech, Trump misses republican primary debate

Why the Mainstream Media Loved Trump’s Fake Pro-Workers Rally Why the Mainstream Media Loved Trump’s Fake Pro-Workers Rally

A combination of horse race journalism and anti-union bias led to absurd reporting.

Sep 29, 2023 / Jeet Heer

“Succession” for suckers: While Lachlan Murdoch (left) gets the fancy title, Rupert retains the ultimate power.

Rupert Murdoch’s Final Con Game Rupert Murdoch’s Final Con Game

Announcing his exit, the right-wing baron mixes public populism and private elitism.

Sep 25, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Jann Wenner seated onstage, speaking.

Jann Wenner’s Blinkered Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution Jann Wenner’s Blinkered Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution

He built an empire on the foundations laid by Black musicians—but fails entirely to recognize that.

Sep 22, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Activists lie down during a 'Rally for Climate Sanity' outside Calgary's Town Hall in opposition to the 24th World Petroleum Congress Opening Ceremony, on September 17, 2023, in Calgary, Canada.

Making Climate the Everything Story Making Climate the Everything Story

The news media needs to stop treating climate change as a niche topic—and start treating it as the most important story of our time.

Sep 19, 2023 / Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope

Steve Kornacki.

“Stats Bros” Are Sucking the Life Out of Politics “Stats Bros” Are Sucking the Life Out of Politics

In their attempt to serve as objective purveyors of fact and reason, Steve Kornacki, Nate Silver, and other data nerds are misleading the left-liberal electorate.

Sep 12, 2023 / Leif Weatherby

US President Joe Biden

Biden Complacency Is Just As Bad as Biden Panic Biden Complacency Is Just As Bad as Biden Panic

Don't wet your bed. Organize!

Sep 11, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Joe Biden and Volodomyr Zelenskyy attend the G7 Declaration of Joint Support for Ukraine during the NATO Summit in Lithuania, on July 12.

Advocates for Negotiations to End the Ukraine War Need to Come Out of the Closet Advocates for Negotiations to End the Ukraine War Need to Come Out of the Closet

A brutal and interminable stalemate is forcing a foreign policy reset.

Sep 5, 2023 / Jeet Heer

A picture of an at-home COVID test.

Welcome to the “You Do You” Pandemic Welcome to the “You Do You” Pandemic

The new Covid policy: Let them eat cake.

Sep 1, 2023 / Gregg Gonsalves

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