The trouble with journalists appearing as themselves in entertainment is that the public already has difficulty discerning fact from fiction in the news. When real reporters allow themselves to be part of fiction, it costs them their credibility.
For years, Obama's critics have wanted to use Chicago as the centerpiece for a debate about guns and crime in America. With its crime and murder rate down dramatically, do O'Reilly, Drudge and Malkin still want to have that debate? Their silence suggests the answer is no.
For the first time since the post-Watergate era, the stars are aligned for Congress to enact-and for the president to sign-a "Shield Law" that would provide meaningful protection against the forced-exposure of journalists' confidential sources
The problem is that an awful lot of what the ordinary guy thinks he knows and puts on the Internet turns out be untrue, whether he is a teenage geek or Matt Drudge -- indeed, especially if he is Matt Drudge.
Dragging Adolf Hitler into an issue involving a lunatic's massacring 6-year-old children shows not just a serious miscalculation of the emotional dynamics of the situation, it showcases the lunacy of gun nuts.
It's time for some new predictions! Anything could happen in 2013. Who knows? Maybe the SETI project's radio telescopes will receive an alien transmission and pinpoint the source to that UFO hovering over Donald Trump's head.
Karl Rove led a parade of "experts" masquerading as fair-minded analysts whose real agenda was to line their own pockets by feeding the public's craving for information that confirms their biases. Here, 10 of the worst offenders.