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Media Criticism

Hey, Why Did The Clinton Camp Pass On These Trump Tapes?

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics

Earlier this week, The New York Times obtained a timely cache of audio recordings in which Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Michael D’Antonio intervi...

The Media Feel So Bad For Poor, Poor Paul Ryan, Who Hasn't Enabled Trump At All

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics

The Center for Public Integrity came out with a blockbuster report on Monday describing how journalists are way, way too poor to influence elections w...

Moroccan Islamic Broadcasting in Response to Religious Extremism

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.13.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

On Iraq's Al-'Ahd satellite channel, a Shi'ite cleric demonizes Sunnis, typifying a trans-sectarian trend in extremist broadcasting across the region...

Donald Trump, Martha Raddatz Do Battle Over Syria

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics

Throughout the debate season, there has been a lot of focus on the moderators and whether it is their duty to fact-check the presidential candidates i...

How Should The Media Refer To Donald Trump When He Defames The Central Park Five?

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics

For reasons that defy rational understanding, Republican presidential nominee and razor-burnt sasquatch Donald Trump is in the news Friday, talking ab...

Welcome To 'Who's Your Favorite World Leader' Week!

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics

With so many worries in the world today ― among them the possibility that our own election might result in the light of enlightenment thought being ...

It's Time To Play The 'Debate Expectations' Game!

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics

Could there possibly be anything more esoteric than yet another piece about “debate expectations” and the way the false consciousness of the media...

Cable News Networks Are Trump's Greatest Suckers

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.17.2016 | Politics

Media critics and the objects of their criticism have spent the last few weeks bickering over such issues as false equivalency, how the expectations o...

It's Time For Colin Powell To Make His Presidential Preferences Known

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics

Over the past year, retired Army Gen. Colin Powell ― like many other conservative elites ― has been reluctant to be much more than a fence-sitter ...

Adolf Obama: The Making Of A Dictator In Liberal Media

Torri Stuckey | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Torri Stuckey

I'm a proud two-time Obama supporter but my God, if you can't produce a higher thriving percentage today than in 2008--when the nation plunged into a deep recession--how awful would the Obama presidency had to have been?

Trump Surrogates Spread Fox News Nonsense To Mainstream Media

Cody Cain | Posted 09.13.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

One peculiar consequence of the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump is that the mainstream television media has been invaded by marauding truth-free barbarians that have compromised its integrity. They are otherwise known as Trump's surrogates.

The Media Has Been Pointing Out Trump's 'Basket Of Deplorables' For Over A Year

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics

For the past year and a half, the more responsible elements of the media have endeavored to tell a specific story about the presidential election, to ...

How Could Donald Trump Have Possibly Known His RT Interview Would Air On RT?

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics

One day after Donald Trump told NBC News’ Matt Lauer that he would be the best and most shrewd negotiator Russian President Vladimir Putin had ever ...

What's Going On With The Media And Trump?

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics

So, that happened. This week, The Huffington Post added new reporting to an old story ― namely, the curious way that Florida Attorney General Pam Bo...

Chuck Todd Questions The Wisdom Of Having Roger Ailes On The Trump Campaign

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics

Last week, I found myself wondering if anyone else had noticed that one of the recent additions to the campaign of GOP presidential nominee Donald Tru...

Josh Earnest Wants The New York Times To Give Obama Credit For Transparency

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics

New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg made the simple observation this week that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, as she crisscrosses the co...

All The Hard-Hitting Questions Sean Hannity Asked Donald Trump At A 'Town Hall' This Week

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics

On Wednesday, Fox News aired a televised “town hall” discussion, in which Sean Hannity did some light slap-and-tickle horseplay with Republican pr...

Media Tip: Find Besties Who Don't Bond Over Boy Obsession

Michelle Cove | Posted 08.11.2016 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Why, you may have asked yourself recently, would your young daughter want a t-shirt that prominently displays the words "SQUAD GOALS" in bold, glitter...

Breitbart Tried To Smear Khizr Khan, But Face-Planted

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics

As we begin the second week of August, it would seem that most of the political world believes that GOP nominee Donald Trump should now, at long last,...

Panicked 'Politico Insiders' Want Trump To Drop Out Of Race

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics

The “Politico Caucus” ― a group of well-connected flibbertigibbets who brought you such hits as “Rubio wins in Walker’s demise” and “Kas...

Climate Change And The Media

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.01.2016 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

All In With Chris Hayes (MSNBC) hosted a series looking at how climate change is impacting Americans from Alaska to Florida. Hayes has consistently been on the cutting-edge of bringing environmental stories to his audience.

How News Media Fan The Flames Of Police And Community Violence

Mayor Ras J. Baraka | Posted 07.20.2016 | Black Voices
Mayor Ras J. Baraka

The decision by Frontline to focus on the brutality of a few rather than airing the many examples of how people are coming together to reduce police/community conflict is symptomatic of the larger media mindset in America, a very dangerous mindset.

Kylie Jenner Learns A Harsh Business Lesson That You Already Knew

Gene Marks | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian's maternal half-sister, is just 18 years old. And if you're a fan of the Kardashians (which I am, unabashedly), you'll kn...

Bad News About One Muslim American Is Bad News For All Muslims

The Conversation US | Posted 06.26.2016 | Religion
The Conversation US

Because so few Americans personally know Muslims, media depictions of them as terrorists are especially potent, leading many to believe that all Muslims are terrorists.

Trump Has A Media Blacklist. If You're A Journalist, You Should Get On It.

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.15.2016 | Media

This week, presumptive GOP nominee and peripatetic heap of tannery fleshings Donald Trump announced that his campaign will no longer offer press crede...