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Larry Light
Larry Light is editor-in-chief of, a financial website that launched in January 2012. The former senior editor for investing at Forbes magazine and the investing editor at the Wall Street Journal, he has won many journalism awards. He previously worked as corporate finance reporter at Business Week and as a political reporter for Newsday and Congressional Quarterly. He now writes a blog called "Advice on Advisors" for, and is a contributor to the Journal and Barron's. He is a frequent guest on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business News and other broadcast outlets.

Entries by Larry Light

Get Ready for More GOP Media Bashing

(76) Comments | Posted October 30, 2015 | 7:40 PM

As the recent presidential debate showed, the trusty old media-bashing tactic of Republican candidates was alive and well, and this season it is pushing into over-drive with a zest that would make Spiro Agnew cheer. While the candidates' harsh words for the reporters covering them brought the usual applause from...

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Chris Christie, Barack Obama and Other Nonsense About 'Liberal Media Bias'

(10) Comments | Posted February 2, 2014 | 5:44 PM

The supposedly liberal media are out to thwart Chris Christie's presidential bid, according to conservative critics. Please.

This bilge is the latest in a long line of silly attempts to paint journalists as partisan firebrands. The detractors' evidence of this leftie persecution is that, well, the media run negative...

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The Right's Propaganda Victory Over the 'Liberal' Media

(243) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 3:26 PM

Congratulations are in order. The conservative movement that rules the GOP has successfully undermined a vital American institution -- journalism. Otherwise, Republicans didn't do well in 2012, losing an election, and are at a public-opinion disadvantage in the year's final act, the fiscal cliff talks. But at least they came...

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