The notion that Israel and Hamas "trade" attacks, or the consistent need for journalists to mention deaths in Gaza alongside "rockets raining down" on Israel, mask the reality of the situation on the ground.
The dehumanization of Palestinians, the denial of their positions as victims -- as the occupied, as the underclass in an apartheid system -- is the standard narrative parroted by mainstream media. Sawyer's blunder is indicative of a far more noxious bias that stealthily creeps into all reporting on the Palestinian people.
What remains of the carcass of Hillary Clinton's new book and dubious tour, picked over by legions of fellow pundits, is the simple duty to observe the obvious -- that Hillary Clinton runs plays. Lots of them.
As Secretary of State, she visited 112 countries, and travelled one million miles. The book will appeal to Clinton supporters, and her many critics will harshly trash it.
The pressing, constitutional question wasn't whether Nixon himself had drawn up the harebrained scheme to break into Democratic Party offices inside the Watergate apartment complex in 1972. It was whether Nixon knew his underlings were running a criminal enterprise from inside the executive offices. The same holds true for Christie today.
On Halloween I usually conjure up run-of-the-mill ghosts, ghouls, and goblins to scare little kids away so I don't have to share my candy with them. This year, I've decided to actually contact a dead celebrity instead, to find out how they're enjoying their afterlife life. I figured G for Ghost, and double that for good luck.
I thought I'd be further along in my career as an artist by now. When I was a girl, I dreamed of the fruits of my talent being respected and compensated monetarily. I saved drawings with Cray-pas on Manila paper to make it easier for my biographers after I died.
Scandals are not merely screw-ups, stupidities, mistakes, policy disagreements. They imply elements of willful deception, illegality, corruption or immorality.
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When I became a parent, my joy couldn't be contained. The love I felt for my children made my mother's lack of interest in me even more obvious. One thing was certain: I would make sure my kids knew they mattered.
Noah Baumbach's new film Frances Ha is cut from the same cloth as Lena Dunham's Girls. Written with Greta Gerwig, who stars as Frances, shot in black ...
You may not know Alex Wellerstein's work, but Jon Stewart does. In a recent Daily Show bit, "World War III Update," Jon Stewart showed a news clip describing what a hypothetical North Korean nuclear blast would do.
The Oprah Winfrey Network is not only about Oprah, but she is the foundation. When a foundation does not do what it is designed to do -- provide support and structure -- the house can not stand.
It's rare for any women leader to suggest openly that in some ways women might be more capable leaders than their male counterparts, but one does have to wonder: If these women were in charge, really in charge, would things be so different?
When World News did run the piece, NBC's Engel was described as some sort of generic news reporter while the 'NBC' affiliation was judiciously left out of the script and not mentioned once during the whole story.