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MoJo: The Clinton Media-Persecution Complex Returns

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 03.10.2015 | Media

It is, unfortunately, an old and all-too familiar story. A Clinton, meaning Bill or Hillary, does something wrong (or possibly wrong). The media pounc...

O'Really? vs. Corn: Didn't Franken Cover This in His Senate-Boosting 'Lying Liars' No. 1 Book?

Mark Green | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

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Corn & Christie debate the need for auto safety regulation on 50th of Unsafe at Any Speed (consensus yes) & for Net Neutrality (split decision). Also, do Bill-O's "war stories" matter since he's a) an influential public figure or b) a smug, blustery braggart as his business model?

'The O'Reilly Factor' Ratings Soar Amidst Controversy Over Host's War-Reporting

Reuters | Rick Kissell | Posted 02.26.2015 | Media

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The O'Reilly Factor" has long been the most popular program in cable news, and the controversy surrounding host Bill O'Re...

Rachel Maddow Doesn't Think Fox News Can Stand By O'Reilly Much Longer

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.26.2015 | Media

As the controversy surrounding Bill O'Reilly and his war reporting experiences continues to heat up, with more allegations coming out each day, MSNBC'...

CBS Has Released The Falklands Protest Footage Bill O'Reilly Asked For. It Doesn't Support His Claims.

Mother Jones | Posted 02.23.2015 | Media

The Fox News host says he was in a "war zone" where police gunned down civilians. The video doesn't show that....

Conservative Radio Host Interrogates Bill O'Reilly On War Reporting

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 02.27.2015 | Media

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, appearing on the "Hugh Hewitt Show" on Friday, once again denied accusations that he lied about reporting from a war zone...

Mother Jones Reporter Says O'Reilly Attacked Him To Avoid Admitting Fault

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.20.2015 | Media

Mother Jones' David Corn and Daniel Schulman published a scathing piece on Thursday, attacking Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly for allegedly misspe...

The '16 GOP Field Is 'Off' as Kochs Make Tender Offer for U.S. Gov't

Mark Green | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

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Conason and Clarke debate "Iowa Freedom Summit" and Mitt's failure to launch. Will Walker be the JimmyWho or Bachmann of 2016? With 20 contenders, this contest can't be clown car -- at worst a clown bus. Then: will the Kochs inspire a backlash that helps overturn Citizens United?

Barbra Streisand Is the Mastermind Behind a Gay, Liberal Conspiracy to Make Us Believe Climate Change Is Real

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

I am gay, so I was required to worship La Streisand when I signed up for my Gay Card. But now that Sen. Inhofe has opened my eyes to her devilry, I am disappointed in my diva. I feel safer knowing that the senator may take over the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

Why Neoconservatives Could Flock To Hillary Clinton In 2016

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Hillary Clinton may get some unlikely support from the right if she decides to run for president in 2016. During a HuffPost Live conversation about...

Scalia vs. Waldman on Guns / Frum vs. Corn on War

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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After 219 years, "Justice" Scalia found a right to guns in Heller. Now a new book explains why the Court was wrong and how public opinion and law can shift. Also: Frum & Corn debate the Obama scandal of 'refusing to start unnecessary wars.'

Michael Calderone

Mother Jones' David Corn Lands Another Secret Tape Scoop

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.10.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn, who won a prestigious Polk Award for obtaining the full video documenting presidential ...

Infamous Romney Moment Nets Big Award For Journalist

AP | Posted 04.20.2013 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — The reporter for Mother Jones magazine who broke the story of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's remarks that 47 percen...

The Real Reason for the Right's Wrath Against Candy Crowley

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 12.18.2012 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

The hate brigades have taken aim at Ms. Crowley not because she showed "bias" or was "wrong" about the facts or exceeded the role of moderator, but because she performed a genuine act of journalism in front of 65 million viewers.

Mitt's 'Harvest' Comments: Typical MBA-Speak ... or an Omen of Alien Invasion?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What does it mean for society when investors increasingly seek to "harvest" a company for a profitable sale? The human cost of these "harvests" is pervasive and terrible. But they're not inevitable, even in this corrupted democracy.

To Walk It Back or Double Down, That is the Question.

Bill Santiago | Posted 11.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Bill Santiago

Presently, it's Mitt Romney's turn. After a trouncing in headlines such as the New York Daily News' "Mitt Hits the Fan," over his tacit dismissal of 47 percent of the electorate as freeloaders, he's making the damage control rounds.

Former President's Grandson Arranged Romney Video Release

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Midway through a routine Internet search, James Carter IV stumbled upon a video that just didn't seem right. The grandson of former Pre...

Critical Musings on the RNC From a Tampa Resident

Gary Stein | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Gary Stein

The buses have finally left, the barricades are being sent to wherever they came from, and Tampa is getting back to normal, whatever that is. I took ...

Obama Privately Blamed Troubles On Fox, Book Says

Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama told labor leaders that Fox News had convinced voters he was a Muslim, according to a new book that will be released Tuesday. ...

EXCERPT: How Republican Infighting Damaged The Budget

Posted 03.19.2012 | Books

In a recent interview with Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal, House Speaker John Boehner claimed that President Barack Obama "lost courage" last...

Mourning in America

Jason Stanford | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

What happened to the Republican Party that used to have a lease on the White House because it owned optimism?

Senator John McCain's Born Identity

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Whether most journalists have been willing to see it or not, John McCain is not a statesman, nor has he ever been. He's a petulant bomb thrower. He's Simon Cowell in a suit.

Weekly Pulse: Palin Revives Death Panels; Boobs Against Breast Cancer; and the Anti-Gay Bullying Crisis

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
The Media Consortium

This post features links to the best independent, progressive reporting about health care by members of The Media Consortium.

David Corn: More Drama, Obama

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It wasn't until the end of President Barack Obama's first full press conference in three months that a problem became clear....

The F Word: Rolling Over on Shirley Sherrod

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

How many times is the Obama administration going to roll over for Glenn Beck?