We seem to iconize certain newsies which is maybe why we have two new biographies in audio and print about veteran television newsfolk: Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather.
The New York Times's Jill Abramson issued a new policy forbidding "after-the-fact quote approval," except when it's OK. And, she's right on both counts. You can't legislate good journalism. The ultimate responsibility will remain where it's always been: In the audience.
Among the many important subjects you won't hear discussed in the U.S. Presidential campaign is Europe. One reason is that foreign policy rarely moves votes in our elections. Any talk about Europe in particular risks inducing narcolepsy among voters.
Dan Rather's latest book, Rather Outspoken, reminds us that reporters had best be careful when they set about the business of digging up news.
It would be a colossal bit of hubris to suggest that Robert Caro needs any help from me in researching Lyndon Johnson's presidency from 1964-68, but I have two good stories about that period, and I'd like to get them on Huffington before the book comes out.
His hard-hitting approach to investigative journalism and take-no-prisoners interviewing style helped define the program in its early years. And Mike conducted his interviews, legends, movie stars and crooks, with the same intensity. He would say, "I'm just nosy."
The odds against Christie jumping into the race are as long as the line to get on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon, but the fact that anyone is seriously talking about it now is all about one emotion: desperation.
In last night's look at the housing crisis that continues to cripple this country, we traveled to California and met Lise Johnson, a mother of four who's been in the same home for 12 years and is desperate to stay put.
There's a real sense out there, even amongst people not prone to hyperbole, that perhaps our nation's best days are behind us. I guess it matters how you define "best days," but I, for one, am not buying it.
Obama seems to have overlooked Reagan's greatest gift and most effective tactic: the ability to declare that virtually any triumph that happened while he was president as his own.
Political power, a poignant past and the powder keg present collided magnificently at the Paley Center for Media in New York City on the evening of Fe...
I have never felt the need to self-censor on The Huffington Post. We will see how things progress with the AOL/Huffington Post deal but I think it will be Arianna telling them a few things, not vice versa.
Some have called antibiotics the greatest medical advance ever. But now, public health officials are warning that our decades-long love affair with these drugs is rendering them useless.
None of the sources on Giffords "death" were "in the room" either. Maybe the news networks will remember to get "in the room" reports before they report a story next time, but I doubt it.
Five years of research, hundreds of interviews and thousands of documents reveal a very different picture of Bush's presidency than the one painted in his new book. Here's what's missing.