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Media Criticism

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 that point...

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 Fi...

What Is a Critic? I Am a Critical Analyst...

Dave Parise | Posted 08.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Dave Parise

My name is Dave Parise. I am a critic, an analyst, a commentator, judge, educator, teacher of sorts. For 29 years I have studied anatomy and kinesiol...

Bill Kristol Begins His Quadrennial Panic Attack

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics

Over the past few months, the slate of GOP presidential candidates has gone from glowing reviews of the Republicans' "deep bench" compared to the scan...

Trump's Helicopter Entertains Small Children, Reporters In Iowa

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.17.2015 | Media

As Vox's Todd VanDerWerff noted over the weekend, one of the things that entertainer Donald Trump is using to sustain his ersatz political campaign is...

Fulfilling the Journalist's Creed -- Correcting Racial Distortions

Rachel Godsil | Posted 08.17.2016 | Media
Rachel Godsil

The one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO is an opportunity to reflect on the media coverage of the black men and women killed by police and others -- is it always as objective as it ought to be?

5 Keys to Dealing with Criticism in the Music Industry

Patrick Hess | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

Since criticism can come from different sources, it sometimes helps to contextualize them for perspective. Then it is possible to work through the motivations of the critic in order to handle what was said in the best way.

How to Cover Up the Pesticide Industry's GMO Scheme and New 2,4 D 'Agent Orange' Crops

David Bronner | Posted 08.04.2016 | Green
David Bronner

Journalists covering science, agriculture and food need to wake up to the influence and track record of the pesticide and junk food industries, and stand up for the public interest.

Why Won't the Media Admit That New York's New Minimum Wage Policy Will Be Good for Business?

Aaron Pacitti | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Aaron Pacitti

In an economy where corporate profits are at record highs while average wages have stagnated for decades, we don't have to choose between economic justice and common economic sense. It is possible to improve living standards for workers without bringing business to its knees.

Anonymous Former CBO Head Slags $15 Minimum Wage As A Job Killer

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

Over at The Hill, Mike Lillis has the story on how the proposed $15 minimum wage is dividing Democrats, in a piece auspiciously titled, "$15 minimum w...

Seeds of Hope are Sprouting in Ferguson

Carol Swartout Klein | Posted 07.24.2016 | Good News
Carol Swartout Klein

"They Thought They Could Bury Us...They Didn't Know We Were Seeds." The phrase has come to represent the viewpoint of those marginalized around the globe. In Ferguson, as the community works toward healing, it has come to have different meanings.

The Myth of India's Vegetarian Elites: A Response to NPR and New York Times

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 07.24.2016 | Green
Vamsee Juluri

All of India may not have been vegetarian all the time. But the importance given to vegetarianism in Indian life for the simple reason we could live without taking an animal life, is an enormous leap in human civilization that the modern West has had a very tough time coming around to accept.

Hillary Clinton Has An Office

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton's campaign has an office. It's in Brooklyn, a New York City borough famed for its high rents, like all New York City boroughs. People ...

Trump: The Nihilist We Deserve

John E. Price | Posted 07.15.2016 | Media
John E. Price

The political media has nurtured and profited off of this environment and now they're reaping the fruits of their labor. Do you really think that anyone at a major political outlet is unhappy Trump is loud and obnoxious? It's guaranteed clicks!

Feminism and Its PR Problem

Annie Grayer | Posted 07.07.2016 | Women
Annie Grayer

My mother's generation, propelled by the scars of my grandmother's generation, raised their daughters to feel like they could do anything. I'm starting to believe that girls my age misconstrued anything to mean everything.

Jason Linkins

Don't Be The Dope Who Gets Roped: A Handy Guide For Campaign Journalists | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

So it's come to this. Over the weekend, a Hillary Clinton campaign appearance in Gorham, New Hampshire, turned into a wonderful visual metaphor for th...

If We're All About Political Correctness, Why Do We Keep Saying 'Transgendered'?

Casey Hoke | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Casey Hoke

Do you want to be politically correct, up to date, and inoffensive? Here's what you can do: use the term "transgender," not "transgendered."

Jason Linkins

Say Goodbye To Another Ridiculous June On The 2016 Campaign Trail | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

Well, kids, another month of presidential electioneering is in the books. We've made it to July of 2015, and what a frabjous day it is for our nation....

Jason Linkins

PolitiFact Goes 1-For-2 In Evaluation Of Obama's Mass Shootings Statement | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

"At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries," said P...

Jason Linkins

Hot Howard Kurtz Scoop: 'It Is Intended Solely For The Named Addressee' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

In his latest searing dispatch covering the media for Fox News, Howard Kurtz lowers the boom on the "reckless rhetoric from pundits and politicians" t...

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Apparently We've Somehow Ingested A Powerful Hallucinogen | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

Something is wrong, you guys. I've been dosed with... some kind of drug? I didn't realize it until I saw this, from Politico's Dylan Byers: Bloombe...

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Washington Post To Beltway Elites: 'Come Read This Terrible Newsletter!' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you like politics, and you like newsletters, then you are living in a golden age of early-morning tipsheets (like the HuffPost Mornin...

Jason Linkins

Someone Is Wrong About Jeb Bush's Fundraising Prospects | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

Would-be presidential aspirant Jeb Bush and his campaign team have a #squadgoal: They would like to sock away a cool $100 million in campaign money th...

Jason Linkins

Republicans Have Always Been At War With The New York Times | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

So, who's got their dander up, in the world of the 2016 election? By the looks of things, it's Sen. Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican, who was hoppi...

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It's Super Significant That Hillary Clinton Wore Green Three Times, According To Keen Analytic Mind | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

Green is a pretty nice color that's often associated with money, and grass, and Boston Celtics-themed bar mitzvahs. So what does it mean that former s...