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Of Course the Media Failed in Iraq -- Here's Why

Will Bunch | Posted 05.26.2013 | Media
Will Bunch

By any standard, the failure of the America media in 2002-03 was the worst collapse by any press corps anywhere since the 1930s. In a profession where the highest value is on truth telling, false information was presented as fact on front pages night after night.

Michael Calderone

Washington Post Defends Killing Critical Iraq Media Article | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.24.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- Greg Mitchell, author of a recently updated book on media mistakes during the run-up to the Iraq War, So Wrong For So Long, revealed Satur...

Michael Calderone

Can Romney Win Over Newspapers That Backed Obama in '08? | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.14.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Des Moines Register endorsed President Barack Obama in the 2008 election and, given the paper's left-leaning editorial board, could be...

WATCH: Howard Kurtz Tells Olbermann Donations Were A 'Serious Mistake'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Wednesday's "Countdown," Howard Kurtz told Keith Olbermann that he was wrong to have made the donations that resulted in his two-day suspension fro...

Dispatches From Incredible 1934 Campaign: Hollywood Hits, FDR Ignores, Upton Sinclair

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Greg Mitchell

As Hollywood moguls deducted one day's pay from paychecks for the GOP candidate, Roosevelt betrayed the Democratic nominee in California governor's race.

Dispatches From Incredible 1934 Campaign: Hollywood -- and Earl Warren -- Hit Upton Sinclair

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Greg Mitchell

The new issue of Time magazine has reached California, and it features Upton Sinclair on the cover. "No politician since Williams Jennings Bryan," the article declares, "has so horrified and outraged the Vested Interests."

Possible Arson and the Right's Texas Voter Suppression Effort

Glenn W. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn W. Smith

A mysterious fire last Friday destroys all of the voting machines in Harris County, Texas. Meanwhile, a well-funded right-wing group emerges in Houston and begins raising unfounded allegations of widespread voter fraud.

The F Word: Top Secret: Privatizing Fails

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

While deficit hawks obsess over spending, private security companies, private spies, and private armies rule the tax dollar roost.

Who Will Lead 2010's Political News Cycle: MSM, Bloggers or @PressSec?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

It's been almost a week since Press Secretary Robert Gibbs delivered one of his first game-changing tweets: @PressSec wow - in a less than 30 hours ...

The Only Best Albums of the Year List That Really Matters

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here is my cheap gift to all of you: my personal Top Ten Albums of the Year list -- based on my mood today -- as well a few other stray merry musical musings as stocking stuffers.

While Dying, Editor & Publisher Showed Journalism How To Live

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

While I greatly mourn E&P's passing, I want to call attention to the splendor of its final years, when it died like a supernova, with a great burst of energy.

Editor & Publisher Finds Buyer, But Top Editors Out

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Editor & Publisher has found a new buyer — but its top editorial talent will not stay with the magazine. The magazine, which chronicles the newspap...

Jason Linkins

End Of An Era As Editor & Publisher Ceases Publication | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sad news today, as the slow demise of the traditional news business has now resulted in the closing of the institution that most comprehensively presided over the industry for 125 years.

Rachel Maddow Interviews Greg Mitchell On Future Of Newspaper Industry (VIDEO)

Editor and Publisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Greg Mitchell interviewed by Rachel Maddow about current newspaper cutbacks and woes, new media and pay-for-play, and, in part, his new book on media ...

Greg Mitchell Takes On Mark Halperin's Claim Of "Pro-Obama" Press Bias

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Time magazine's Mark Halperin made news over the weekend, charging at an election forum that the media bias in favor of Barack Obama was "the most dis...

Media Darlings: The Maverick or The Chosen One?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Do reporters like John McCain better? Can Captain Straight Talk Express even complain? And should Obama sidestep his rep as the Anointed One?

The War Pundits: Sam Power, McJoan, Danner, Mitchell

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

By relying too heavily on government sources from one party, most pre-Iraq war coverage misstated the threat and drastically underplayed opposition to the war among experts, political elites, and the general public.

Greg Mitchell Discusses The Media's Reaction To The Scott McClellan Book | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

HuffPost contributor and editor of Editor and Publisher magazine Greg Mitchell discussed the media's reaction to the Scott McClellan book with Bill Mo...

Media Thanks Part II: Even More Delicious The Next Day!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Happy day after Thanksgiving! We hope you had fun yesterday with your loved ones, friends and families as you trypped the light (to)phantastic and joi...