iOS app Android app

Media Criticism

Jason Linkins

Bristol Palin Is Ruining 'Dancing With The Stars' For Sally Quinn | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

God bless the slow week that is the Thanksgiving Holiday, because it's the best possible time to learn what Washington Post etiquette doyenne and prof...

Too Much Of A Good Thing: The Shanghai World Expo

Chi Tung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chi Tung

As goes the World Expo, so goes Shanghai. As goes Shanghai, so goes the security blanket of China. That was the conventional wisdom espoused way back ...

Jason Linkins

'Grateful Nephew' Warren Buffett Thanks Uncle Sam For All The Money | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Warren Buffett took to the pages of The New York Times yesterday to do his part for TARP and country and thank "Uncle Sam" for all the bailouts that arrived in the nick of time.

Jason Linkins

GOP Looks To Defund NPR Over Williams Firing | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last month, Juan Williams appeared on Fox News Channel and expressed an opinion: he was all a-scurred of people on airplanes dressed in Muslim garb! V...

NFL Too Violent? Beware the Commercials

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Astore

Recently, the NFL has cracked down on helmet-to-helmet hits and other manifestations of "unnecessary roughness." This is all to the good. Football i...

Jason Linkins

BREAKING: Heath Shuler May Or May Not Do Something On Teevee Very Soon, Perhaps | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Have you been wondering if North Carolina "Blue Dog" Democrat Heath Shuler is going to follow through on his recently suggested plan to challenge -- a...

Jason Linkins

WATCH: Jon Stewart Punches Back After Taking It On The Chin From Maher, Olbermann, Maddow | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We're a week past the Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear, but on last night's edition of "The Daily Show," host Jon Stewart faced the music from what...

Sheep With Wool Pulled Over Its Eyes

Lorrie Febus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lorrie Febus

What would happen to you and your family if tomorrow a big bank collapsed and all your credit and debit cards did not work? Would you have cash on hand to buy food and gas for your car?

Jason Linkins

Election Night On Cable TV: The Mediagasm (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

2010-11-04-holograms.jpgCable news coverage of yesterday's midterms was a pageant performed by the institution that knows the least about the lives of ordinary Americans.

Jason Linkins

This Is A News Website Article Raising The Curtain On The 2012 Election Upon the Conclusion Of The 2010 Election | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We begin with a wry joke, acknowledging the way this accelerated media age allows no respite at the end of one election cycle before proceeding headlong into the next.

Obama's Big Mistake

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

If ever "It's the economy, stupid" was a true truism, it's been since 2008 in American politics. But precious time, energy, and capital, i.e., focus has constantly been allocated elsewhere.

Jason Linkins

Sarah Palin's Anonymous Source Hypocrisy: She's Used Them Too | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For the past few days, Sarah Palin has been beefing with Politico after Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei published an article about how the GOP establishme...

What Provokes Even the Mildest of Towns?

Yael Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Yael Cohen

I am aware that the F-bomb opens doors for this movement and starts the much needed conversation about cancer, but I am also confident that we have the substance to sustain a long term movement.

Sanity, Iraq, and Jon Stewart's "View From Nowhere"

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bunch

The truth is that the sanity of the majority of the American people never had to be restored. It has been there all along. What was lacking was the passion and the commitment to make sane ideas happen in the face of fear and opposition.

Jason Linkins

David Broder: War With Iran Will Save Economy, Obama Presidency | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, David Broder has concerns! The economic situation in America is presenting a "daunting situation" that could prevent President Barack Obama from ...

Jason Linkins

Memo To Milbank: Obama Repeatedly Said That Change Wouldn't 'Happen Overnight' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, here's Dana Milbank, closing off his riff on President Barack Obama's appearance on last night's "Daily Show", in which the president and Jon Stew...

Jason Linkins

'New York Times Torture Euphemism Generator' Introduced By BoingBoing | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over at Boing Boing, Rob Beschizza found himself paging through the New York Times' take on the WikiLeaks "Iraq War Logs," when he suddenly had a real...

Jason Linkins

Juan Williams Fired For All-Too-Common Offense In Media: Defaming Muslims | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Up until now, you could lose your job for saying intemperate things about Jews, Christians and Matt Drudge. You could even lose a job for failing to defame Muslims. But we seem to be in undiscovered country at the moment.

Jason Linkins

WaPo Adopts Dumb New Twitter Rule In Wake Of GLAAD Dustup | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hey, kids! Remember how a week ago, the Washington Post responded to a tweet from GLAAD, which had complained that the paper granted a forum to anti-g...

Jason Linkins

Fortune Defends Banks In Robo-Foreclosure Scandal | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Fortune's Duff McDonald is now spinning so hard for the banks in the aftermath of widespread fraud that it basically qualifies as a tropical depression, meteorologically speaking.

VIDEO: 7 Ways the Delaware Debate Could Have Been Better

John V. Santore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John V. Santore


Jason Linkins

Jack Shafer: Politicians' Media Dodge May Be A Good Thing | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over at Slate, Jack Shafer takes note of the many politicians this campaign season who have beat a retreat from engaging with the press and suggests t...

Jason Linkins | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Lawmakers often talk about how they need to make the "tough political choices." Are you in the ninth year of a costly war that seems to going nowhere...

Jason Linkins

Brokaw: War Is The Forgotten Issue Of The 2010 Campaign | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tom Brokaw issues a sharp, brief, op-ed in today's New York Times, urging that some attention be paid to a crisis that's been all but banished from th...

Jason Linkins

The Washington Post's TARP Mythmaking, A Recent History | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If any of the TARP banks were to default on their debt, taxpayers would be on the hook. Were that to happen, WaPo's readers would have every right to complain, "But you guys told us that the 'Wall Street bailout' was over!"