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Cry the Benighted Country: What's Gone Wrong in America

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Many of us in America today sense an adverse shift in the balance of power between the elements that have made our nation great, and those that tear down what's best about our nation. Some dimensions of this shift can be seen in three key elements of the American body politic.

GOP Debate Demand: An Undemanding Debate

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.07.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The poor dears didn't care for the questions! So now they want changes.

GOP Owes CNBC a Christmas Bonus

David Hinckley | Posted 11.05.2015 | Media
David Hinckley

Instead of complaining about everything except the color of the NBC peacock's feathers, the candidates should acknowledge the heartwarming political truth, which is that CNBC inadvertently gave those candidates the greatest gift any politician can ever receive. A villain.

Rush Limbaugh Pats Himself on the Back While Blaming the Left for His Own Divisiveness

Alan Colmes | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Alan Colmes

The man who's been hammering away at liberals for three hours a day since 1988, telling the world how horrible the left is, blames the people he's spent all his time denouncing for dividing America.

Republican Wimpiness on Display

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican presidential candidates don't seem to realize it, but they're in the process of seriously undermining their own "tough guy" brand.

Screw The Laws, I Am Following My Conscience Instead

Domenick Scudera | Posted 09.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

God's law trumps man's law. It is heartening to know that Mr. Santorum - and so many other Republican candidates for president - will not follow American laws in the Oval Office.

Change Coming to Fox News?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Is Fox News on the brink of becoming (as Pinocchio might say) a "real news organization" instead of the wooden de facto propaganda wing of the Republican Party?

Bill O'Reilly and I Killed Bin Laden -- But the Liberal Media Doesn't Want You to Know

Spencer Critchley | Posted 05.01.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Critchley

I'm done talking about this. And so is Bill. And so is the management of Fox News -- the highest rated channel in cable, bar none.

President Obama as Media Critic (Rather Than Subject)

Mark Hannah | Posted 04.20.2015 | Media
Mark Hannah

Last week, in an interview with Matthew Yglesias of Vox Media, President Obama was asked whether the media overstates the threat of terror compared with longer-term problems such as climate change and disease. With refreshing candor, the president responded.

Conservative PAC Slams Liberal Media Bias, MSNBC In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.23.2015 | Media

Conservative War Chest, a political action committee that aims to "thwart the smear tactics of liberals," has released a new TV spot attacking leftwin...

The Concern With Modern White Liberalism

Victor Burt | Posted 02.15.2015 | Black Voices
Victor Burt

The challenge must be to extend your liberalism to uncomfortable depths that not only speak to today's crises, but stand the test of time for equality in future generations.

Conservative Media Coverage of Michael Brown's Killing Is Embarrassing

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.26.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

If you are white or Republican, you are likely to think the racial component of the shooting of Michael Brown is getting far too much attention. If you are black or a Democrat, you are likely to feel the opposite is true. This divide suggests we don't live in a post-racial America like many would have you believe.

Smearing Private Bergdahl: the Republican Right Descends to a New Low

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

I thought Karl Rove's 2004 Swift Boating of John Kerry's Vietnam service record in the US Navy was pretty disgusting, but the recent smears against President Barack Obama for winning Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release have descended to a new low.

Maintaining Neutrality In The New York Times, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, had a thoughtful response to the question of how the paper maintains a neutral political point ...

George Orwell and Karl Kraus: Two Sides of the Same Argument Against Political Euphemism

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 06.02.2014 | Books
Franz-Stefan Gady

Kraus's perplexing aphorisms and linguistic legerdemain and Orwell's sparse prose are two sides of the same argument against political euphemism employed to dehumanize and enslave a population for the sake of a 'higher good' or grosse Zeit (extraordinary times).

The Myth of Mainstream Media Bias

Paul Milo | Posted 05.31.2014 | Media
Paul Milo

The bias is not political, but in favor of generating the most buzz, getting the most page views or the highest ratings. And eyeballs, especially in the Internet era, equal revenue.

Republican Rebranding a Massive Failure

Dale Hansen | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Priebus can cut off contact with liberal media outlets to protest claims that he feels are unjust; however, if he is truly dedicated to reestablishing the Republican Party, he could start by looking in the mirror first because as these examples show there is nothing the liberal media can say that will make Republicans look worse than their own actions do.

The Real Problem With Unpaid Internships

VICE | Charles Davis | Posted 12.02.2013 | Media

I was 21 years old when I took out my earring, combed my hair, and tried concealing my distaste for power and Washington, DC, in order to ask question...

Buck Should Be Mad at Himself, Not the 'Liberal Media'

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.27.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

During an interview on KNUS' Jimmy Sengenberger Show Sat., GOP Senate candidate Ken Buck explained what he learned from his 2010 loss to Democrat Michael Bennet.

In Defense of Nepotism and Classism at the New York Times

Keli Goff | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
Keli Goff

I've been hard pressed to identify mainstream news outlets that qualify as bastions of true liberalism, actively devoted to advancing basic liberal principles such as racial and economic equality. I was reminded of this upon reading a recent column by Andrew Ross Sorkin.

Alex Seitz-Wald: It's A Conspiracy!

92nd Street Y | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

As part of 92Y's partnership with, political reporter Alex Seitz-Wald spoke with us at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington D.C. about conspira...

Think Again: Why Didn't the Iraq War Kill 'The Liberal Media'?

Eric Alterman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

We're three weeks into our "Lessons Learned from the Iraq War" -- more accurately titled, "Lessons Unlearned." One of the most glaring of these is the notion of a "liberal media" during the war.

Holding America Hostage

Bhakti Shringarpure | Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment
Bhakti Shringarpure

The history of inter-connectedness between culture, media and US interests in the Middle East offers a great contextual window into the ways in which the entertainment industry at once mimics and solidifies foreign policy.

Think Again: The 'Virtually Voiceless'

Eric Alterman | Posted 03.26.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

If the only places conservatives can get their news bias-free are sources committed to their own cause, there is no need to face up to "reality" as such. It's an endless loop of victimization and self-justification.

Jason Linkins

Richard Mourdock: 'Liberal Media' To Blame For Senate Loss For Reporting Dumb Public Statements | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Failed Indiana Senate aspirant Richard Mourdock needs some money, please. Just a few bills, if you can spare them? As it turns out, he has a "few last...