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Dana Milbank

Obama Urges Cautious Optimism Toward New Season of Entourage

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

"I would suggest that detractors be more worried about E's vulnerability to Sloan," the President observed.

Think Again: The Strange Politics of Collusion (and "Dickishness")

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Alleged dickishness notwithstanding, the argument between Pitney and Milbank was not nearly as trivial as it might initially appear.

Debating The Iran Question On CNN's Reliable Sources

Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nico Pitney

This morning, Dana Milbank, Amanda Carpenter, and I appeared on CNN's Reliable Sources, hosted by Howard Kurtz. It was a spirited affair and folks c...

Jason Linkins

Dana Milbank Shows Nico Pitney What A Serious Journalist Looks Like | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As you may have heard, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank is outraged at the White House "staging" a question from our own Nico Pitney at yesterday's ...

Media Playground: Obama Calls on HuffPost, Michael Calderone Pouts, Ben Smith Calls Us Names, Dana Milbank Gets His Facts All Wrong

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

This was an exciting moment for new media and citizen engagement. It's a pity so many in the traditional media didn't get it. READ MORE Lobbyists on a Roll: Gutting Reform on Banking, Energy, and Health Care Remember all that change Americans voted for in November? Well, there's been a change in the plans for change. The detour has come courtesy of a familiar nemesis: DC lobbyists. READ MORE New York, New York, It's a Helluva Town... And Gets Its Own Section: Introducing HuffPost New York HuffPost New York brings you the best New York news coverage, plus a collection of bloggers eager to share their takes on everything from local politics to the city's fashion, food, and entertainment. READ MORE

Jason Linkins

Reader Calls Out Milbank For Distorting Health Care Debate | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Monday, the Washington Post published a Letter To The Editor from James Floyd, a "a physician and a health researcher for Public Citizen, which sup...

Did Barack Obama "Kill" the Progressive Movement?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

I understand that nobody wants to be on the outside like they were during the Bush years, but the price of a few cocktail parties at the White House -- and the threat of lost donors -- is buying a lot more than it should.

Sotomayor, Gingrich, and the Demise of Our Press Corps

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

To chase the "racist" story, the press had to play dumb on an epic scale.

Online News is Not Arianna Huffington's Dastardly Plot to Destroy the Newspaper Industry And Other Reality-Based Observations

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jane Hamsher

John Kerry's Senate Committee hearing on the future of journalism evidently turned into a bunch of self-congratulatory wanking about how important newspapers are to our American way of life.

Lawmakers "Paralyzed By Twitter" During Obama Speech

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama spoke of economic calamity and war last night in that solemn rite of democracy, the address to the joint session of Congress. And lawm...

Milbank Mocks Plouffe Off-Record Event: "The Audacity Of Audaciousness"

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It takes a certain amount of nerve to have an event at the National Press Club and then ban the press from covering it. It takes another level of ch...

Sam Stein

Press, Milbank Protest David Plouffe's Speech | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Barack Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe, is slated to appear at the National Press Club to deliver the keynote speech for the Georgetown Univer...

Columbia Journalism Review: White House Press Office Undercutting Obama

Columbia Journalism Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's 3 p.m. and the phone in the White House press secretary's office is ringing. It rings and rings and rings. Eventually, a recorded voice asks call...

Bush's Final Press Conference: White House Interns Forced To Fill Seats

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bush's final press conference was, at best, a maladroit, awkward, and typically belated attempt at final fence-mending before the president leaves off...

Jason Linkins

Obama's Press Treatment Just Like Bush's: WaPo's Milbank | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Dana Milbank is unhappy with the way Obama blew off the Chicago Tribune's John McCormick yesterday when the reporter attempted to dig into the Blago story at the presser for Arne Duncan. To an extent, I understand.

Barack Obama and Guarding Against Hubris

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

A good rule for office seekers is to never hint that you read your own media reviews. Stay on the meat of your policy and vision, and sell only that. It'll sell you.

Dana Milbank's Debate Drinking Game (VIDEO)

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

via The Washington Post Before Wednesday night's final presidential debate, the big question had been whether John McCain would hit Barack Obama with...

Playing with Matches: John McCain's Game Plan

Les Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Les Francis

We are now confronted with a new and more troubling phenomenon: a major party presidential campaign which appears to be predicated on the belief that American voters will be motivated more by fear than by hope.

WaPo's Dana Milbank Asks McCain Supporters For A Hug (VIDEO)

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

From Milbank's Washington Sketch column: ... Only the polka band, which entertained the crowd before the speeches, seemed unaffected by the pervasi...

Jason Linkins

Journalists Continue To Struggle With Basic Facts Of Presidential Transition | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Robert Pear has a process story in yesterday's New York Times that describes the Presidential transition process that's ongoing for both the McCain an...

Dana Milbank Rocks The Eastern Media Elite

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here's one great by-product of the web for print media: The opportunity to loose your funniest reporters on the medium and see what the heck happens n...

Mike Malloy's Anti-Obama Rant

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

The radio host abandoned all progressive logic and spent his entire radio show ranting against Obama to the amazement of listeners who have heard him push for Obama's election time and again.

John McCain, Paris Hilton, and the Politics of Nothing

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The McCain camp knows that the only way they can win the election is to turn it into a carnival sideshow. If this is where they have taken the political discourse in early August, what have they got for us come October?

Dana Milbank Leaving Countdown With Keith Olbermann

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank will no longer appear on MSNBC's Countdown. Keith Olbermann posted the announcement on Daily Kos: Dana ...

Context, Schmontext at WaPo

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Quigg

Sloppy, sensationalistic journalism (like that of Dana Milbank at the Washington Post) eventually makes all of us dumber. It eventually hurts all the candidates. Demand better.