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Jake Tapper, Terry Moran Guest-Hosting "This Week": Who Should Replace George Stephanopoulos? (POLL)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jake Tapper and Terry Moran — the two ABC News personalities seen as possible replacements for George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" — will...

As Anchors Change at ABC and MSNBC, Will Executives Ignore Diversity Again?

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Deggans

Until you work on these issues, it's hard to appreciate how difficult it is to diversify newsrooms. But it's time for TV outlets to cast their gaze beyond the usual suspects.

Reid, Race, and the Party-Based Double Standard

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Grenell

It's clear that Democratic elites discuss race one way privately and another way publicly. It's also clear that there is an obscene, party-based double standard when it comes to discussing these issues.

Cast Couture: Politicos Who Persevere In Crutches, Casts, And Slings (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton broke her elbow outside the White House on June 18th, her injury put her in good company: Supreme Court Justic...

Holder: Cheney "Dead Wrong," We'd Never Authorize Torture

The Blog of Legal Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It might have been a casual luncheon, but that didn't make the questions any less probing. In a wide-ranging dialogue hosted by the NAACP Legal Defens...

The Audacity of Whiteness: Framing Barack Obama

Jill Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jill Nelson

In journalism, white people who are granted the role of analyzing everyone, including African Americans, who are likely overlooked or spoken for by white expert opinion.

The Nightmare VP Debate Scenario: Biden, Beware! (Update: Nightmare Averted!)

John Neffinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Neffinger

What if, midway through, Palin is doing okay, or better than okay? If you're Joe Biden, are you going to just sit there and let her play you to a draw - or beat you? On the biggest stage Biden has ever been on, is he going to let himself get shown up by someone everybody knows is an idiot? Or does Biden get agitated, and start looking for opportunities to attack, to pin Palin down, to put her in her place? If Biden stops playing it safe, all bets are off. He might be brilliant, but things might also go horribly wrong.

Axelrod On Blagojevich Scandal: 'We Were Not Involved'

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

David Axelrod said at tonight's Harvard Institute of Politics conference that Obama's team wasn't involved in talks with Rod Blagojevich about Obama's...

This Era of Black Women and HIV/AIDS

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Monroe

Seventeen percent of the U.S. teen population is African American. In 2004, 70 percent of all teens testing HIV-positive were black.

"Meet The Press" Successor To Be Named Soon, Short List Includes Gregory, Ifill, Mitchell, Todd

Los Angeles Times | Matea Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC executives are closing in on a decision about who will take over "Meet the Press," its venerable Sunday morning political talk show, with the anno...

Who Will Be Russert's Permanent Replacement On "Meet The Press"?

New York Times | JACQUES STEINBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It is probably the second-most-pressing question circulating in the salons of Washington's media elite: Who will be the permanent host, or hosts, of t...

Sarah Palin's "In Charge of the Senate." Tina Fey Says "Thank You" For Her Next Skit

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

How on Earth can you possibly run for the second highest job in the world and not even know what its responsibilities are?

Peaceful Revolution: What Women Wish Gwen Ifill Could Have Asked

Ellen Bravo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Bravo

I work with eleven statewide coalitions representing a million people, all fighting for policies that value families at work. Here are some questions we wish Gwen Ifill had been allowed to ask.

Why So Soft, Gwen?

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Sarah Palin is out of control. This was the one opportunity for us to really see it, and with stronger moderation and Joe Biden going for the jugular we could have seen her go down.

Ifill: Palin "Blew Me Off"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On "Meet the Press" Sunday morning, vice presidential debate moderator Gwen Ifill said Palin "more than ignored" some of her questions -- she "blew me...

SSM (Sewage Stream Media) Intimidate MSM on Palin

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert S. McElvaine

Here's my message to the Mainstream Media -- Get some ovaries! Tell it like it is, so the American public won't be misled into thinking that Palin demonstrated that she is qualified for national office.

Gwen Ifill -- Not Tough Enough

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

Perhaps Ifill's soft questioning and at times repetitive questions at the beginning and end of the debate was her way to prove to conservatives she was not playing favorites.

Friday Talking Points [50] -- Can I Call You Joe?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I refuse to get too wrapped up in the question of who "won" the debate. In general, unless one candidate obviously self-destructs, this question is answered subjectively and personally. That's not to say I didn't think Biden did better. I did.

Palinpalooza A Welcome Diversion For McCain
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The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

The hard times continue for Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, who this week pulled up his stakes in Michigan, a state his campaign o...

Gwen Ifill Responds To "Very Conservative Folks" On Oprah: "I Haven't Even Written The Barack Obama Chapter Yet"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Gwen Ifill appeared on "Oprah" Friday to debrief following Thursday night's Vice Presidential debate, which she moderated. Oprah asked Ifill about th...

To Bail Out Wall Street, Would Biden Abandon Kids in Africa?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Now that the Senate and the Roman people have come to consensus that Senator Biden won the debate - obviously he had an unfair advantage, since he rea...

Local Media Broadcasters Nationwide Report Palin Exceeded Expectations And Biden More Knowledgeable

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

Close to one hundred citizen journalists tuned into their local television talking heads for the debate and sent OffTheBus dispatches on what they saw from around the country, from the rainy country lanes of Vermont to the misty woods of Northern California.

As Palin Refused To Answer Questions, Ifill Should Have Pushed Back

Judy Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judy Muller

The debate got away from Gwen Ifill, and Sarah Palin got away with passing off folksy platitudes as substitutes for substance.

Queen Latifah As Gwen Ifill: SNL Lines Up VP Debate Sketch

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

TMZ reported today that Queen Latifah would be appearing on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend in the role of VP debate moderator Gwen Ifill: Well-pl...

VP Debate: Apparently, Not Imploding Is Enough If You're "Just Like Us"

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

In the end, this isn't even about Palin. It's about us. Any society with its priorities straight would have watched Palin last night and, regardless of ideological beliefs, ruled her out as a candidate for the vice presidency.