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Media Criticism

No One At The New Yorker Understands How Pop Music Works, Apparently

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics

Evan Osnos' new profile of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is titled "The Opportunist," which makes it sound like a rough ride is in store for the young Repu...

Paris, Beirut, and Grief Shaming on Facebook

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.21.2015 | Politics
Lev Raphael

While many people have expressed outrage and sympathy for the victims, they've been criticized for not mentioning the bombings just a day before in Beirut. It's grief shaming, plain and simple.

Criticism: The Thing We Hate the Most Makes Us the Strongest

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.13.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

The truth is, we don't really take criticism well. Usually when someone gives us a critique, even if we know it to be true, we tend to meet that critique with anger or fear. We not only don't like hearing criticism; it has a profound effect on our psyche.

Many Lamps, One Light: Lessons From the Dharma Dhamma Interfaith Conference on Diwali Day

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 11.11.2015 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

In these tense times when debates on religion address little else but concerns about its abuse, the speakers at the Third Dharma-Dhamma Conference in ...

Live From New York: It's A Saturday Night Trumptroversy

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2015 | Media

If you cast your mind back to June of this year, you might remember how it came to pass that the National Broadcasting Company parted ways with the st...

Don't Worry, The Associated Press Knows Who Martin O'Malley Is

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.05.2015 | Media

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) isn't exactly setting the world of presidential politics on fire these days, but is he such a non-factor...

Michael Bloomberg Sure Paid A Lot For This Zamboni Ride

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

Whoever has been making it a habit to watch Bloomberg Politics' "With All Due Respect" -- the vlog that Michael Bloomberg pays Mark Halperin and John...

In Defense of Henry David Thoreau

Sierra | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green

OK, Thoreau could be a sourpuss. So what? One doesn't have to be a paragon of niceness to be prophetic.

It's Bloomberg-For-President O'Clock Again, Apparently

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

Is Michael Bloomberg going to run for president, this year or any year? The answer is no. In the great big world of wonderful and harrowing possibilit...

Trey Gowdy Reveals The Latest Benghazi Casualty: Trey Gowdy

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

This week of the 2016 election is promising to be one of the strongest for campaign-related pseudo-events yet, as former secretary of state and presi...

Megyn Kelly Interviews America's Most Downtrodden Victim, Charles Koch

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

Fox News' Megyn Kelly had the opportunity Thursday night to sit down with plutocrat-industrialist Charles Koch, who looms large in our ...

Hmm, This Dark Money Org Seems To Exist Just To Help Marco Rubio

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

For a long time, I've been pointing out that the rumors of a "firewall" between the activities of political candidates and the activities of the dark...

Clinton Campaign Urged To Abandon New Hampshire, By Idiots

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

The New Hampshire primary is four months away, and as any political wag will tell you, it's a contest that tends to "break late." Back in 2008, in fac...

6 Reasons It's Good Some People Don't Like You

Susie Moore | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

When someone condemns our work, comments unkindly on our appearance, judges our parenting style or disapproves of any of our actions, it is a pure and total reflection of them, not us. Take relief and comfort that a critic's words often have nothing to do with you at all. Here are six reasons critics can be a good thing in your life:

When You Don't Recognize Yourself

Carine Fabius | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

On a recent trip to France, my husband and I walked along a tiny and adorable bridge in the thousand-year-old town of l'Isle Adam, situated 20 miles...

Huge Leaked-Audio Revelation! Hillary Clinton Still Supports Thing!

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

In this broken future of ours, it makes me happy that we could be on the precipice of a golden age of reporters ferreting recordings out of political ...

Jeb Bush Donors Are Not Panicking. Or Are They? Really, Who Can Tell?

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

Something is going on with Jeb Bush's campaign these days. Maybe something bad? But maybe something good -- the intel is fuzzy. Luckily, we have jour...

Men Offer Abhorrent Excuses For Killing Women. Don't Repeat Them.

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.28.2015 | Media

On Sunday, Fidel Lopez, a 24-year-old South Florida man, was charged with murder after he confessed to penetrating his girlfriend Maria Nemeth&n...

A Non-Psychiatric Assessment of Donald Trump

Allen Frances | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

Trump is a threat to the United States not because he is mad, but because he is bad. His breathtaking ignorance (whether real or foxy feigned) degrades what should be serious policy discussions into buffoonish circus performances.

Clinton's Lead Over Sanders Both Growing And Shrinking, According To CNN

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

We woke up to a pretty extraordinary email this morning from CNN's PR team. It contained the results of their latest poll, conducted by ORC Internatio...

Reflections on Planned Parenthood, Clinton and ACORN

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

Unsubstantiated ideas are frequently published in the news media without a rigorous investigation into their veracity. Following their initial publication, these ideas are cited and re-cited by other news media organizations, and sometimes the originators themselves, creating a phenomenon known as "circular reporting," repeatedly breathing life into lies so long as they are not fact-checked.

The Media's Coverage of Hillary Clinton Is Downright Irresponsible

Brittany L. Stalsburg, PhD | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Brittany L. Stalsburg, PhD

Casual observers of recent media coverage would reasonably conclude that the Hillary Clinton campaign is in serious trouble. Headlines across news sources allege her falling poll numbers and once secure spot of the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. Here is what the poll really shows about Clinton.

9 Times Bernie Sanders Told The Media He's Not Going To Talk About Bulls**t Issues

The Huffington Post | Dhyana Taylor | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has made it clear that he has no love for the "corporate media."  The independent senator from Ver...

The Definitive History Of 'George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People'

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment

In the moments before he took the stage at NBCUniversal's "A Concert for Hurricane Relief" on Sept. 2, 2005, Kanye West looked calm.  Up to...

Carly Fiorina Is Hopping Mad At CNN Over Looming Debate Snub

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics

Is CNN about to screw up its upcoming GOP primary debate by screwing over one of the candidates? At least one aggrieved Republican contender, Carly F...