iOS app Android app

Media Criticism

The Gaffe Is Dead! Long Live The Gaffe!

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

On July 31, 2012, in a far-off land called Poland, someone posed what was, at the time, a defining question in American politics: “What about your g...

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Wants Disenfranchised Wisconsinites To Stop 'Whining'

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

Ruthelle Frank is an 87-year-old resident of Wisconsin who had voted in every election since 1948 and served on her local village board for nearly two...

To Trump's Pitchfork and Torch Crowd -- Welcome to the World Occupied by the Rest of Us

Cynthia Dill | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Here's some unsolicited advice to the pitchfork and torch crowd. Grow up. Maybe you never deserved the jobs and social capital you lost in the first place. Maybe your pay now looks like what 99 percent of others' do in this country.

Arianna: News Media 'Mainstreaming' Trump's 'Extreme' Statements

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics

The American news media isn't sufficiently challenging leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for encouraging violence or making "miso...

When Commercialism Trumps Democracy

Victor Pickard | Posted 03.31.2016 | Media
Victor Pickard

We can better understand the "trumpification of the media" by focusing on the commercial logic that drives it. This draws attention to the root of the problem: the commercial pressures and profit imperatives that encourage particular types of news coverage.

Interview with Jennifer Pozner: Media Critic, Author, Anti-Racist Feminist

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.30.2016 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

Pozner has been on the frontlines of media activism and analysis for over two decades. She has appeared on television to discuss media equity, penned op-eds and articles, and is the author of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth about Guilty Pleasure TV.

Making a Case for More Help, Less Yelp

Greg Schwem | Posted 03.30.2016 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Despite social media's ability to turn everyone into critics, I have never posted a Yelp review, having neither the energy nor the vindictive tendencies necessary to open my laptop or mobile device and verbally shred a restaurant, hospital or local service.

Marco Rubio Blames The Media For His Wrecked Presidential Ambitions

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), having dropped out of the presidential race after a campaign that could best be described as "existent," has begun the soul...

SeaWorld Victory Offers Important Reminders for Social Movements

Celia Alario | Posted 03.18.2016 | Green
Celia Alario

The decision by SeaWorld to end its captive breeding program is worthy of celebration. But before everyone rushes to explain how we got here, I feel compelled to remind us all to celebrate all the many great organizations and actions that have led us to this remarkable day.

RIP Marco Rubio: Media Darling, Political Loser

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

Marco Rubio has lost his last primary. On Tuesday night, the Florida senator watched as Donald Trump was immediately declared the victor in his home s...

Why Social Media Really Stinks

Chanler Jeffers | Posted 03.15.2016 | Fifty
Chanler Jeffers

I admit I'm old-school. In my mind, respecting another person's opinion is part of comfortable discourse, and listening when being spoken to is not only expected, but how society functions. Enter Social Media. The New Beast among us.

Should You Blame Al Franken For Donald Trump's Rise?

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics

Last week, I tracked every single thing that every single pundit suggested was responsible for the rise of GOP front-runner Donald Trump. But, like th...

Sin of Omission: The Media, Clergy, and Same-Sex Marriage

Jeremy Füzy | Posted 03.07.2016 | Religion
Jeremy Füzy

Another day, another controversial religious freedom bill. This time it's Georgia state lawmakers who are making headlines for proposing new protections against penalizing those who oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds.

Another day in confederate Gettysburg

Scott Hancock | Posted 03.07.2016 | HuffPost Home
Scott Hancock

Today the Sons of Confederate Veterans 'celebrated' the confederate flag at the Peace Light Memorial on the battlefields of Gettysburg. The same battl...

Trump's Rise Explained

Shan Wells | Posted 03.02.2016 | Denver
Shan Wells


Wrong-Way Karl Rove Rides Again

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

Good news for anybody who wants to relive that 2012 election night moment when Republican fixer and "George W. Bush's brain" Karl Rove challenged his ...

The Commentariat Considers: What Gave Rise To Donald Trump?

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump is probably going to be the Republican nominee for this year's presidential election. And people are wondering: "Hey, how did this happen...

Shut Up And Let Marco Rubio Have His Mockery Of Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

Based on the outcomes that the polls suggest are lurking in this week's Super Tuesday contests and beyond, it would seem that for Donald Trump's remai...

Has Hillary Ever Lied? Wrong Question

Ted Gup | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics
Ted Gup

I am not defending Hillary Clinton. That is something she can do for herself -- or not. What concerns me is the creation of a bogus standard, one that is unattainable in both the private and public realm, and one which ironically invites lying and misrepresentation.

Trump's Latest Press Conference Earned Him A Ton Of Free Airtime

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.19.2016 | Media

At a campaign stop in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on Monday, Donald Trump quipped, “Who the hell wants to take out $2 million worth of commercia...

Softball Fest With Trump Didn't Win The One Thing MSNBC Wanted

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

MSNBC probably went into Wednesday night's televised town hall meeting with Donald Trump in high hopes that they'd be able to produce the commodity th...

50 Newspapers Looking for Stories of Positive Change

Sparknews | Posted 02.18.2016 | Impact

Every time we turn on the TV or scroll through our news feed we see reasons for worry. Admittedly, it is the media's role to report on the world's problems and catastrophes. And yet--why don't journalists also cover stories about solutions to global problems?

Joseph Brodsky Explains Perfectly How to Deal With Critics and Detractors in Your Life

James Clear | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The best thing that can happen to bad advice is that it becomes irrelevant, ignored, and forgotten. In the words of Brodsky, "it's the echo that counts." Negativity doesn't deserve a louder voice. Spend your time echoing something worth hearing.

40 Takeaways From The 2016 New Hampshire Primary, Ranked

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

America's quadrennial obsession with New Hampshire finally reached its anti-climax Tuesday night, leaving pollsters looking redeemed, party elites fee...

This Is A Bad Tweet, 'Hardball'

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics

What does it mean if Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton in polls of New Hampshire voters by margins that range from nine points to thirty points? Or...