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David Gregory Gets Into Argument With Heckler

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Washington City Paper witnessed a testy exchange between "Meet The Press" host David Gregory and an audience member at an education event in Washi...

Four Days IN Education Nation

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

NBC says it's going to do Education Nation again next year. Let's hope so. There's certainly room for improvement.

Democrats Catch Break!

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Democrats may have finally caught a break in 2010. As the Sunday morning political shows, a civil war may erupt in the GOP after the defeat of both Re...

$547 Million Can't Paper Over Failure of Afghanistan War

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

No matter how much the Pentagon spins their message into the mainstream media, the facts on the ground show the U.S. lacks one of counterinsurgency's own premises for success: a legitimate host nation government.

A Crescendo of Innuendo: Obama and the Muslim Myth

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Mitch McConnell says he's never done anything wrong with mutton. I take him at his word, for Mitch McConnell is an honorable man.

Petraeus' Oily Spin About Progress in Afghanistan

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

There is virtually no data that shows strategically significant security "progress" in Afghanistan since the start of the latest escalation.

Ask Katie Couric to Challenge Petraeus on Afghanistan War 'Progress'

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Greenwald

Petraeus is on a media blitz, disingenuously trying to sell the idea of "progress" in Afghanistan. NBC's David Gregory failed to sufficiently challenge Petraeus on his easily disproved spin. CBS' Katie Couric is next at bat.

Media Failing to Ask Tough Questions on Afghanistan War...Again

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

2010-08-15-youveheard.jpgIf the media fail to ask hard questions, there's a chance Petraeus could get the freedom to extend an extremely unpopular war that's not making us safer.

NYT: We're 'Increasingly Confused And Anxious' About Afghan Strategy

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The new U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, says that the drawdown of U.S. troops scheduled to start in July 2011 will be influenced b...

Gen. David Petraeus Media Blitz Planned

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With popular support for America's involvement in the war in Afghanistan at a record low, word comes that Gen. David Petraeus will launch a media blit...

An Internationalism Republicans and Democrats Can Agree On

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Believe it or not, there actually are Democrats and Republicans -- lots of them -- committed to robust international engagement, smart foreign aid, and coherent and sensible U.S. international public diplomacy.

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hello, everyone reading the internet! Good morning. My name is Jason, and this is Mother's Day. And, in honor of Mother's Day, I am going to help a...

David Gregory Chokes Up On New 'Meet The Press' Set (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Meet the Press" debuted a new set Sunday morning, broadcasting now in HD from a larger, more modern set at NBC News' Washington, DC bureau. At a rec...

The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner: Nothing to Celebrate

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Each year we're subjected to the spectacle of the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner where the elite Washington press corps rubs our noses in the fact that we live in a plutocracy.

Does Technology Connection Mean Life Disconnection?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Has computer and communication technology allowed us to connect more deeply with life? Or, as we become more connected with this technology, are we becoming more disconnected from life?

Perfect Time for a New Labor Party

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

Now that the Republicans are split down the middle, isn't it the right time for progressives to branch off, too?

Republican Campaign Slogan: "Screw You Voters, We Care More About BP"

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Democrats owe a big fat thank you to Limbaugh and his Republican Party. What was shaping up to be a very challenging election year just got a whole lot easier for voters, especially residents of the Gulf coast.

Jason Linkins

David Gregory Is Really Excited About Meet The Press's New Furniture | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Is America ready to experience new furniture and the "ultramodern" feel of occasional standing? Because this is the exciting way that Meet The Press is "evolving."

Stop the Violence: Taking on Today's Demagogues

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Signer

President Obama isn't exactly FDR, and Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin certainly aren't Huey Long and Father Coughlin, but the 1930s still hold powerful lessons for our leaders today.

The Deal Not Taken

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

If the GOP tries to look at the internal political horse trading that may or may not have gone on with Sestak, and which goes on in general, then they open themselves up to the same scrutiny

'Meet The Press' Ratings Fall To David Gregory's Second-Lowest Ever

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Meet the Press" fell to its second-lowest ratings under David Gregory this past Sunday. The NBC Sunday show averaged just 2.57 million total viewers...

Friday Talking Points [112] -- Public Option's Last Stand

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before we begin here, I'd like to humbly propose a new law. No American television station should be allowed to have an exclusive contract for any Ol...

'Meet The Press' Ratings Burst With Maddow Appearance

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Meet the Press" has benefitted from another Maddow Bump. The NBC Sunday morning program moderated by David Gregory averaged 4.162 million total view...

Editorial Cartoonists Angry At David Gregory, 'Meet The Press' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Does 'Meet the Press' host David Gregory love cartoons but hate cartoonists?" editorial cartoonist Rob Tornoe wrote Monday. "It sounds ridiculous, bu...

Danny Shea

NBC News Dominant Despite Network Woes | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The name NBC may be synonymous with turmoil right now, with the network's well-documented problems in primetime and its recent late-night drama involv...