Media Analysis

2016 Presidential Debate

All TV Will Be Trump TV All TV Will Be Trump TV

When Donald Trump permeates the news media, more than he already does, will TV news forget even more of its adversarial role?

Dec 8, 2016 / Leslie Savan

J. Edgar Hoover

Neo-McCarthyism and the New Cold War Neo-McCarthyism and the New Cold War

The preceding Cold War generated a prolonged slurring and suppression of dissenting American voices, and it may be happening again.

Dec 7, 2016 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

Steven Mnuchin

Trump’s Team of Faux Populists and Real Crony Capitalists Trump’s Team of Faux Populists and Real Crony Capitalists

For progressive Democrats, the challenge now is not just to fight Trump’s policies but also to listen to the people he is betraying.

Dec 6, 2016 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

The Second Coming of MTV News

The Second Coming of MTV News The Second Coming of MTV News

Its rebirth gives insights into twin trends across the media landscape: prestige and diversity.

Dec 2, 2016 / Wei Tchou

Margaret Sullivan on How Trump Trounced the Media

Margaret Sullivan on How Trump Trounced the Media Margaret Sullivan on How Trump Trounced the Media

An interview.

Dec 2, 2016 / Editorial / John Nichols

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and US Secretary of State John Kerry

False Narratives, Not ‘Fake News,’ Are the Real Cold-War Problem False Narratives, Not ‘Fake News,’ Are the Real Cold-War Problem

Any détente initiatives by President-elect Trump must break with spurious US accounts of the new Cold War.

Nov 30, 2016 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

Putin and Kerry

Putin Didn’t Undermine the Election—We Did Putin Didn’t Undermine the Election—We Did

Our election system is embarrassing not for anything Putin allegedly did. Leaders of both parties, if they had any concern for the republic, would move expeditiously to reform our ...

Nov 29, 2016 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Washington Post building

‘The Washington Post’ Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist ‘The Washington Post’ Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist

“PropOrNot” has smeared working journalists as agents of the Kremlin while wrapping itself in a cloak of anonymity.

Nov 28, 2016 / James Carden

Donald Trump

The President-Elect Is an Internet Troll The President-Elect Is an Internet Troll

And the media has no idea what to do with him.

Nov 28, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Putin and Obama

The Friends and Foes of Détente With Russia The Friends and Foes of Détente With Russia

The mere adumbration of Trump–Putin cooperation has sent American Russo-phobic cold warriors into a frenzy of preemptive opposition.

Nov 23, 2016 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

x