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Debate Coverage: British Edition

Jake_Reiner | Posted 12.20.2012 | College

Putting a foreign lens on American politics makes the most sense in terms of getting voters to make their own informed decisions. I knew watching the BBC that before the post-debate recap started it was not going to push a candidate in my direction.

Think Again: How to Be a Political Journalist in America

Eric Alterman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

To spare myself some time, and to share my hard-earned wisdom with those whom I will never get a chance to counsel, I've come up with the following list of the top 20 rules that no aspiring American mainstream political journalist should ever forget.

The Ratings Are In!

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 10.04.2012 | Media

The ratings are in! About 67.2 million people tuned in to watch the first debate of the 2012 election cycle between President Obama and Republican ...

Anderson Cooper On Debate Spin: 'Everyone's Lying'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Media

As the clock wound down to Wednesday's presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the networks were awash in bombast, shiny toys and pu...

Sam Stein

Bob Schieffer: Say It To Each Others' Faces | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Moderator Bob Schieffer noted that the campaign has "turned very nasty," citing some examples. Then he opened the door for both candidates to bring th...

Undercover: Inside A Democratic Debate Spin Room

Rachel Sterne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rachel Sterne

Groundreport takes us behind the scenes of the October 30th Democratic debate at Drexel University in Philadelphia, to show us just what goes on behind the scenes to put on these shows.

Right-Wing Bloggers Team Up With MoveOn Against Fox News

Talking Points Memo | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This is interesting: A coalition of right-wing bloggers and MoveOn that helped force several networks to allow public use of their political debate fo...