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Jason Linkins

In Solidarity With A Free Press, I Put Some Objectionable Content On The Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

In the wake of the brutal killings of the satirists of French weekly Charlie Hebdo, the people of the Internet are having a national -- actually, I gu...

Jason Linkins

If It's Sunday Morning, Is It Sexist?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

If you've spent any length of time watching the Sunday morning political talk shows, as I once, regrettably, did, you've probably noticed that the on-...

Jason Linkins

Headline Of The Day Takes Huge Chance With Hillary 2016 Prediction

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

Here's your 2016-related headline of the week, courtesy of MSNBC's "The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart": So, Hillary Clinton will make her campa...

Jason Linkins

Jim Webb's Old Novels Re-Emerge As 'Oppo' In Latest Sign That 2016 Will Be An Unrelenting Storm Of Garbage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

The thing about any presidential election is that it could be an event in which sober and intelligent men and women stage a thoughtful and serious deb...

Jason Linkins

Maryland Lawmaker Thinks Journalists Need His 'Authorization' To Use His Name, 'Kirby Delauter'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

Got a little story this morning about the Streisand Effect -- which, if you're unfamiliar with the term, is that thing where an inept attempt to censo...

Jason Linkins

Our Prediction For 2015 Is That Most Economic Predictions Will Suck

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

The American economy, bolstered by a run of decent employment numbers and a party-in-the-USA third-quarter GDP pop, is finally beginning to show signs...

Jason Linkins

Antonio Weiss' Supporters Tout His Authorship Of A Liberal Think-Tank's Economic Study. But Why?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

Antonio Weiss, the Lazard mergers and acquisitions expert who the Obama administration has tapped to serve as the U.S. Treasury's undersecretary of do...

Jason Linkins

Howard Kurtz Is Wrong About April Ryan's Press Conference Question

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

In a very perplexing column Monday, Howard Kurtz of Fox News reflects on President Barack Obama's year-end press conference last week with the White H...

The 10 Most Sexist Media Moments Of 2014

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 02.21.2015 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

In 2013 our annual list included a story about a female celeb's face, an attack on Black masculinity, the delegitimizing of female politicians, and a Rolling Stone bomb. Remarkably, our 2014 list includes much of the same!

Jason Linkins

Ebola Panic Wins 'Lie Of The Year,' But The Real Culprit Goes Free

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

As is their wont, the folks at PolitiFact have gone back and conducted a thorough review of a year of lies and falsehoods to offer readers their "Lie ...

Jason Linkins

This Is Your Conservative Media Penny-Stock Scam...On Weed

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

If you want a good conservative investment, listen to me and put your money into a nice index fund. If you want a bad conservative investment -- somet...

Jason Linkins

Let's Draft Fewer Wall Streeters Into Washington For A Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

Public service -- should we do more to encourage people to participate in it? Absolutely, yes. America's strength is derived from a citizenry of diver...

Dear Baltimore Sun: Do Your Homework

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.31.2015 | Media
Robert Greenwald

Who holds the accountability cops accountable? Who makes them issue the retractions that they demand of others? Case in point: a media critic for the Baltimore Sun, David Zurawik. Last week, he blasted CNN for including Van Jones in its coverage of Ferguson on the night of the grand jury decision.

Jason Linkins

The Heroes And Zeroes Of America's Brief Ebola Outbreak

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been three weeks since the White House event where President Barack Obama shook hands with doctors and nurses who treated Ebola pat...

Jason Linkins

Howard Kurtz Doesn't Understand Why People Might Be Put Off By Bill Cosby

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Comedian and pudding pop addict Bill Cosby was accused of rape on Tuesday by model Janice Dickinson, who joins a growing number of women who have said...

Ebola: The Political Tool of Biological Agents

Jihad Al-Jabban | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Jihad Al-Jabban

World War Z is coming! Or at least you would think so given the media sensationalism surrounding Ebola. But as time has shown us hysteria of Ebola is far more infectious than the virus itself.

WATCH: Amazing Story of a Church's 2,000-Mile Journey

David Tereshchuk | Posted 01.16.2015 | Media
David Tereshchuk

A really odd thing once happened to my journalism. And then, equally oddly or more so, it happened again.

Jason Linkins

Man Agrees To Do Thing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

Joe Lieberman, a former senator from Connecticut, has agreed to serve as the co-chairman for No Labels, a loosely codified set of vaguely defined sent...

Jason Linkins

Even KSTP's Response To Its Racist 'Gang Signs' Story Is Racist

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

About a week and a half ago in Minneapolis, a man and a woman posed for a picture together, as men and women do all across this great land of ours. Bu...

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Area Press Corps Wants To Know Why Obama Won't Flog Himself For Its Amusement

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

On the afternoon after the Democratic Party's dramatic drubbing, which briefly threatened to wholly redistribute the American Internet's stockpile of ...

Media, M.D.

David Rejeski | Posted 01.04.2015 | Media
David Rejeski

Imagine if some media pressure was more equally applied to "forgotten" health issues. The increased media spotlight could affect the government's approach to funding, research, and communication about prevention -- shifts that could potentially impact thousands of lives annually.

The Conservative Media's Assault on Religious Academia

Paul F. McNamara | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion
Paul F. McNamara

There are several 'news' sources that claim to be conservative that berate scholars. The majority of these verbal assaults are directed at ones that are involved in the field of religious studies.

This Is How an Academic Boycott of Israel Actually Works

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
David Palumbo-Liu

Even one of the mainstay journals of American academia, the Chronicle of Higher Education, is not immune from inaccuracies and misstatements. This points to an inability, and perhaps unwillingness, of the mainstream media to treat the issue of the academic boycott of Israel in a fair-handed manner.

Jason Linkins

Ask A Canadian: Explaining The Jian Ghomeshi Scandal To Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.01.2014 | Media

Over the past few days, many of you non-Canadian humans may have noticed the emerging -- and seemingly endlessly sordid --story centering on a man nam...

A Decade of Dissecting the Media

David Tereshchuk | Posted 12.31.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

It's quite arresting to see, looking back at THE MEDIA BEAT's earliest days, that Iraq was then still a relatively new war.