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Did Gun Sales Really Spike Because of the Election? Not Really, it Turns Out.

Joshuah Bearman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshuah Bearman

I thought all those stories about the bang up business at gun stores after Obama's win sounded hokey. And they are.

How Obama's Win Went Down in Kabul

Nushin Arbabzadah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nushin Arbabzadah

The fear that Afghan warlords might have misunderstood Obama's message of "Yes we can," interpreting it as a message of empowerment for war-criminals rather than the people.

More Shameful "False Equivalence" By The Traditional Media To Annoy You

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Nickolas

Case-in-point is today's Boston Herald story by Dave Wedge on the custom-made armor-laden presidential limo that is being assembled to protect America's first black president.

Study: Media Coverage Has Favored Obama Campaign

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — John McCain supporters who believe they haven't gotten a fair shake from the media during the Republican's candidacy against Barack O...

Last Month: WaPo Fashion Editor Declared Palin's Wardrobe Had "Nothing To Do With Fashion" (Another Reason To Stop Listening To Critics)

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

If there's one thing about this presidential cycle that so excites me so much is just how much more irrelevant the traditional media has become.

Saying It Doesn't Make It So

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

People vote far more on symbolism than fact. As the last few weeks have brought into critical focus, if you put disinformation out there as if it had credibility, it will be treated by the public as if it were real.

Media Idiocy: Don't Blow VP Debate Or You Might Win

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Despite Bush's condescension, Reagan-Bush won in 1984, and despite being smacked-down, Bush-Quayle won in 1988. So...what exactly is the media's point?

Media Must Raise, Not Lower The Bar For Palin For Thursday's Debate

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

Given that Bush has grounded the ship of state on an iceberg turned loose by global warming, the failure to hold Palin up to the same standards as any other vice presidential candidate would be an act of gross irresponsibility.

Reclaim the Media: Bring Back the Elites

Thom Hartmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Thom Hartmann

America loves its elites -- we love our sports stars, our movie stars, our rock stars and even our political stars.

Palin, Satire & False Equivalence via the 2004 Presidential Election

George Spyros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Spyros

The fate of our country is in the hands of Tina Fey Yesterday I was faced with the choice of whether or not to post to TreeHugger a clip from Gina ...

McCain Plays Gender Card in Pig Ploy

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Campaign journalists don't need to cover two sides to every lie; especially an outlandish gender card trick like this one.

Depress Conference

Ellis Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellis Weiner

GOP Spokesperson: "The American people are perfectly capable of making up their minds based on lies. That's what you liberal media refuse to recognize."

Engaging In Dubious Battle

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

What's amazing to me after coming back from vacation is how obviously insular and silly this supposed "national" election conversation really is.

Palin & GOP Attack Media: A Look at The Playbook

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

In the absence of a legitimate argument, and in the presence of half-truths and outright lies, McCain operatives are fiercely attacking news outlets that ask tough questions and dig up the truth.

The Media's Problem Of "False Balance" Showing Itself In Electoral Map Analyses

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

What is particularly noteworthy is where the media bias lies: it's a clear willingness to give John McCain (R) the benefit of the doubt, but not Barack Obama (D).

Of Sharks in the Water, Superdelegates, and Hannah Montana's Breasts

Andrew Foster Altschul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Foster Altschul

What the news media is selling is dangerous: Wright, Obama and Clinton, Iraq and health insurance and Hannah Montana all get stirred into the same idiotic, phony pot.

Despite Media Narrative, Obama Leads By Over 100 Electoral Votes According To Independent Groups

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

With all the breathlessness over the minute movements in the irrelevant national polls, the one thing no one seems to be noticing is that the electoral map is still trending very poorly for McCain.

Time to Honor Our Fallen Heroes

Sen. Frank Lautenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sen. Frank Lautenberg

We have had a long tradition of coming together as a nation to memorialize our fallen heroes--the men and women whose lives were lost on the battlefie...

Raining on All the Parades

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Franken

As someone who has consistently tried to be a skunk at every candidate's picnic, I have agonized watching colleagues' adoring coverage of Obama and his non-stop photo-ops.

Unfetter Women's Intellect on Campaign Trail

Lisa Witter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Witter

Is anyone else as appalled as I am at how quickly we have gone back to thinking of women in the oldest of stereotypes -- as only wives and mothers?

Barack Obama: "Black" Or "Biracial"?

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There is discussion now taking place between mostly white editors and producers in newsrooms on how to identify Senator Barack Obama now that he is the Democratic nominee.

The Last Bastion of Acceptable Prejudice or Hey, Can't You Take a Joke?

Ellen Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ellen Feldman

Now that Hillary has finally conceded, the argument about sexism in news coverage begins, and the good news is that this time it isn't too late to do something about it.

Dean Slams Media Coverage Of Presidential Race: "Blatantly Sexist Comments... Blatantly Racist Remarks"

CNN Political Ticker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean had tough words for the media on Saturday, saying that the presidential race had been plagued by "b...

Sexism. It's Not Just About Hillary Clinton Anymore

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joanne Bamberger

The most famous and infamous TV pundits aren't reserving their 'looks are everything' moments to talk of Hillary's cleavage or wrinkles. There are no limits. We are all fair game.

Study: Media Covered Wright More Than Clinton Last Week

Politico | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rev. Jeremiah Wright's appearance at the National Press Club last week definitely pushed him back into the spotlight. Last week he "generated more new...