Media Analysis

Anthony Weiner

Anthony Weiner Wasn’t the Only One Who Couldn’t Stop Exposing Himself Anthony Weiner Wasn’t the Only One Who Couldn’t Stop Exposing Himself

A new documentary reveals the media’s narrow fixation on political sex scandals.

May 25, 2016 / Eric Alterman

Donald Trump.

The Media Must Decide Whether to Follow Donald Trump Down the Sewer The Media Must Decide Whether to Follow Donald Trump Down the Sewer

Journalists act as though they have no control over the campaign of personal destruction Trump plans against Clinton. They’re wrong.

May 24, 2016 / Joan Walsh

Black Lives Matter Minneapolis Protest

Note to Media: Black Lives Matter Is Not a ‘Get Out the Vote’ Campaign Note to Media: Black Lives Matter Is Not a ‘Get Out the Vote’ Campaign

So stop asking how it affects the black-youth vote, and stop judging it by goals it never claimed.

May 20, 2016 / Reniqua Allen

Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin

Slouching Toward War With Russia Slouching Toward War With Russia

The highly provocative and unnecessary ongoing US-NATO buildup in the Baltic states and Eastern Europe is bringing Washington closer to war with Moscow than at any time since the 1...

May 18, 2016 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

Vladimir Putin: The 21st Century’s Greatest Statesman or Its Greatest Threat?

Vladimir Putin: The 21st Century’s Greatest Statesman or Its Greatest Threat? Vladimir Putin: The 21st Century’s Greatest Statesman or Its Greatest Threat?

The demonization of Putin seems to answer the question, but is it balanced and factual?

May 11, 2016 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

Is War With Russia Possible?

Is War With Russia Possible? Is War With Russia Possible?

The US is undermining opportunities for cooperation in Syria and Ukraine, while escalating NATO’s military presence near Russia.

May 4, 2016 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

DeAndre Levy on the bench

An NFL Player Stands Up to Rape and Gives a Lesson in Consent An NFL Player Stands Up to Rape and Gives a Lesson in Consent

Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy stands up to toxic masculinity and rape culture in professional football.

May 3, 2016 / Dave Zirin

Man reads a tweet to aloud to Sarah Spain

Meet Two Women Tackling Misogyny in Sports Journalism Meet Two Women Tackling Misogyny in Sports Journalism

Sports journalists Sarah Spain and Julie DiCaro asked men to read aloud the misogynistic messages they receive online in order to increase awareness of harassment.

Apr 28, 2016 / Dave Zirin

NYT Headquarters

Margaret Sullivan Made ‘The New York Times’ Better—and We All Benefited Margaret Sullivan Made ‘The New York Times’ Better—and We All Benefited

As public editor, she pushed the Times to be the sort of newspaper that a democracy needs.

Apr 27, 2016 / Eric Alterman

Presidential candidate Donald Trump at CPAC.

This Article Is Not About Donald Trump This Article Is Not About Donald Trump

And if you believe that, you’ll believe anything.

Apr 18, 2016 / Tom Engelhardt

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