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Jack Mirkinson is the Senior Media Editor for The Huffington Post.

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The Pulitzer Prizes Just Demolished The Idea That Edward Snowden Is A Traitor

(543) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 3:00 PM

The journalists who won the Pulitzer for their momentous reporting on Edward Snowden's national security revelations celebrated their victory on Monday, and stressed that their awards sent an important message about the nature of Snowden's actions.

The staffs of the Washington Post and the American wing of the Guardian

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Here Are Your 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

(78) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 3:00 PM

The Guardian and The Washington Post have won the most prestigious of the Pulitzer Prizes—Public Service—for their reporting on the NSA.

The 2014 awards were announced on Monday afternoon at Columbia University.

The reporting by the staffs of the Guardian and the Post—most prominently Greenwald, Poitras and Gellman—dominated the

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The Media Is Still Dancing Around The Word 'Torture'

(502) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 6:55 AM

In recent weeks, the controversy surrounding the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA interrogations during the Bush administration has been a major media story. From Sen. Dianne Feinstein's dramatic allegation that the CIA had spied on Senate aides as they prepared the report, to the leaking...

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New York Times Hit With Incredibly Weird Lawsuit [UPDATED]

(35) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 5:15 PM

The owners of Texas Monthly magazine are set to sue New York Times Magazine as the Times hires former Monthly editor Jake Silverstein, according to a report Friday. The Times previously reported that Silverstein was also a target of the lawsuit, but later issued a correction.

Silverstein's

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'Scandal' Chat: 'Flesh And Blood' Was A Return To Form With An INSANE Twist

(3) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 12:22 PM

A few weeks ago, we looked around and realized that HuffPost didn't have anybody recapping "Scandal." We are here to rectify that horrible error, just as the third season enters its wild and crazy homestretch. This week, Danielle Cadet is taking some Much Needed Time Off, and in her place...

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Glenn Greenwald And Laura Poitras Sucessfully Return To The United States

(482) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 12:11 PM

Journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras successfully returned to the United States on Friday for the first time since they found themselves at the center of the storm over Edward Snowden's leaked NSA documents.

The two writers, who were the first to report on the contents of Snowden's...

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Stephen Colbert Strikes Back After Bill O'Reilly Calls Him A 'Fanatic'

(1511) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 9:17 AM

On Tuesday, Bill O'Reilly told the world that Stephen Colbert was a "fanatic" and a "deceiver" who was tearing America apart with his support of "equality."

On Thursday, Colbert, fresh off his coronation as the next David Letterman, struck back, telling his audience that O'Reilly's notions of equality...

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Democrats Complain To MSNBC About 'Double Standard' On Hosts Speaking At Fundraisers

(141) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 10:43 AM

The Democratic National Committee has complained to MSNBC after the network said it would allow host Joe Scarborough to speak at a GOP event in New Hampshire.

Mo Elleithee, the spokesman for the DNC, wrote to MSNBC president Phil Griffin, saying he was curious why Scarborough was allowed...

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Rupert Murdoch: Fox News Has 'Saved' The GOP And American Politics

(159) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 9:39 AM

Rupert Murdoch thinks Fox News has saved politics, was "shocked" by his ex-wife's mash notes to Tony Blair, feels he could "live" with Hillary Clinton as president, and imagines that the New York Post may go all-digital in the next ten years.

Murdoch revealed all of this in a

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Jon Stewart Demolishes Sean Hannity's Insane Spring Break Coverage

(534) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 7:31 AM

Sean Hannity has recently spent quite a bit of television time exposing the fact that college kids go kind of crazy at Spring Break. On Wednesday night, Jon Stewart spent a bit of his own show exposing the fact that Sean Hannity didn't exactly uncover anything new.

"Some...

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Barbara Walters Makes Some Very Candid Remarks About What Really Happened At 'The View'

(124) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 3:52 PM

Barbara Walters dropped some tantalizing hints in the latest issue of Variety about what really caused the recent shakeup on "The View."

The talk show has been undergoing a thorough revamp following the departure of Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. "The View" has also deemphasized its signature political...

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Comcast Exec: It's 'A Good Thing' If We Get Bigger With Time Warner Cable Merger

(14) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 11:31 AM

David Cohen, Comcast's executive vice president, was on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, trying to convince a group of senators that his company's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable should be approved by federal regulators. In doing so, Cohen decided to channel his inner Martha Stewart.

The size of...

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How Comcast Has Washington In Its Pocket

(79) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 10:05 AM

When Comcast and Time Warner Cable executives appeared before a Senate committee on Wednesday to defend their proposed merger, the senators questioning them weren't exactly strangers. That's because both corporations—especially Comcast—are already heavily wrapped up in the political world.

There's a reason a recent New Yorker article...

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Bill O'Reilly: Stephen Colbert Is Destroying America

(1825) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 8:06 AM

A few days ago, Stephen Colbert had a bit of fun with some comments Bill O'Reilly made about inequality in America—specifically, the notion that the government caring about inequality in America is a destructive concept.

In response, O'Reilly had a bit of fun of his own in a...

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These Reform Groups HATE Comcast's Plans To Take Over Time Warner Cable

(24) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 2:32 PM

A large coalition of media reform and consumer rights groups has written to the head of the FCC angrily protesting Comcast's proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable, just as Comcast has made its first case to the regulator that the takeover is nothing to worry about.

On Tuesday, Comcast

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Watch Joy Behar Trash An Unamused Chris Christie To His Face

(578) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 11:28 AM

Joy Behar roasted Chris Christie at a New Jersey function recently, and things got kind of awkward.

Maybe the point when Christie tried to see Behar's cards and she shouted, "don't bully me!" and then told him he was "toast" was when we knew things weren't exactly friendly...

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Al Sharpton Says He Wasn't A Paid Mafia Informant For The FBI

(568) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 7:57 AM

Since Al Sharpton presumably keeps track of the New York papers, he would have noticed that his picture was on the front of two of them on Tuesday morning. The circumstances were less than ideal for the MSNBC host and civil rights activist.

"REV. RAT," the New York Post's cover...

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George Stephanopoulos Denies Rumors He's Unhappy At 'GMA'

(75) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 8:24 AM

George Stephanopoulos spent a busy Sunday shooting down rumors that he's miffed about all the change going on at "Good Morning America" these days.

There has been quite a lot of upheaval on America's top morning show recently. Josh Elliott left bitterly over money, and Sam...

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Ed Schultz's Legal Problems Are Back

(571) Comments | Posted April 5, 2014 | 1:24 PM

Ed Schultz faced a setback in a long-running battle on Friday when a judge ruled that a lawsuit against him could proceed.

The lawsuit has been going slowly through the courts since 2011. That's when the MSNBC host was sued by a former business partner, Michael Queen.

From

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'Scandal' Chat: 'The Fluffer' Was A Little Bit Of Fluff And A Whole Lot Of Drama

(51) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 12:22 PM

A few weeks ago, the two of us looked around and realized that HuffPost didn't have anybody recapping "Scandal." We are here to rectify that horrible error, just as the third season enters its wild and crazy homestretch. Today, we're chatting about last night's super-wild episode, "The Fluffer."

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