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Jason Linkins

I'm Really Gonna Miss It When This Whole 'Let's Do Anecdotal Reporting On Poor People' Period Ends!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

The past month or so has been a pretty interesting time in the history of the American political media. They are doing all this anecdotal reporting no...

What If Journalists Practiced Journalism?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.26.2014 | Media
Peter Van Buren

In yet another dramatic revelation flowing out of whistleblower Edward Snowden, a journalism textbook from 1983 has been sent to several large media outlets, including the Washington Post, New York Times and the trailer park where Fox News is thought to originate.

JFK Conspiracy Activist Looks Back

Bob Katz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Bob Katz

Does the case still matter? Only, I'm afraid, as a cautionary tale about our willingness to accept simplistic explanations for wrenching events (Iraq War? 2008 financial collapse?) that we desperately need to get to the bottom of.

Are Black TV Shows and Films Encouraging More Racially Sensitive Advertising?

Lande Yoosuf | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Lande Yoosuf

The media is undergoing an interesting transformation lately. Almost daily, I'm reading articles from websites such as Shadow and Act, The Hollywood R...

For Our Sake, Journalists Should Fight Each Other More Often

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If a journalist is debating a reader about a fact, let's hear from other journalists. If that's not in the public interest, what is? Not just on Twitter, but also in comment boards.

Jason Linkins

Chris Christie And The Perils Of Inevitability

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

One of the reasons that the political media has gotten a crazy jump-start on 2016 presidential speculation is because among the slim pickings of elect...

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Obama Not Going To Gettysburg Is This Week's Hurricane Katrina

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

Somehow, in the time it took me to leave my desk, run to the store and get lunch, President Barack Obama has gone and gotten himself into another one ...

Jason Linkins

Mary Cheney Assailed For Not Understanding How Her Sister's Brand Of Cynical Politics Works

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

So far this week, our precious news cycle has come front-loaded with hot news out of the GOP primary in the Wyoming Senate race, which features incumb...

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Elizabeth Warren Said To Be Raising No Money For The 2016 Run That Is Not Happening

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

Presidential speculation in the modern era of "OMG SHINY SHINY BOUNCY BOUNCY" political reporting can be built on just about anything: wishes, dreams,...

Jason Linkins

We Have Reached The 'Maybe Democrats Will Scrap Obamacare' Stage Of Panic Speculation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

It hasn't been the best of months for those Democrats who stood behind the Affordable Care Act all this while, only to be visited upon by the twin mal...

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So, About That Whole 'Obama's Katrina' Thing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

The hot newscycle ornament everyone's talking about on Friday is an article by Michael D. Shear in The New York Times that essentially advances the id...

Teen Sexual Violence: What the Media Is Missing

Amee Wurzburg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Amee Wurzburg

When journalists ignore the research on sexual violence and toolkits about how to properly cover sexual assault and instead resort to superficial and sensationalist reporting, they are hurting efforts to end teen sexual violence.

Jason Linkins

Richard Cohen Does Have An Editor, Just Not A Particularly Good One

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

In the wake of another gobsmackingly awful piece from Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen on Tuesday, I suggested that one thing that The Washingt...

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Who Is The Dark Horse Candidate Of 2016? Why Is This Being Asked Now? What Is Wrong With People?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

At the end of a column explaining seven of the tens of thousands of ways Hillary Clinton and/or Chris Christie could "bungle" 2016 (like, the whole ye...

Jason Linkins

Here's A Crazy Idea I Just Had: Someone Should Maybe Edit The Washington Post

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

By now, you may have heard that Washington Post columnist and serial platform-abuser Richard Cohen has published an op-ed -- ostensibly about the diff...

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Amazing Hillary Clinton Beats Back Non-Existent Primary Challenge Within 24 Hours Of It Not Starting

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

Over the past 24 hours, and three years before the next presidential election, a tidal wave of hype has swept o'er the land. That wave of hype concern...

Jason Linkins

You Too Can Invent A Rival For Hillary Clinton

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Hillary Clinton: She might be running for president, because she once ran for president, that time before. Remember that? 2008? Lost the Democratic pr...

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Chris Christie Receives Nationally-Televised Mani-Pedi From Four Sunday Morning Political Show Hosts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

In Washington, D.C., "the Full Ginsburg" refers to the act of appearing on every one of the Sunday morning political chat shows on the same Sunday. It...

Dystopia Now: Anticipating Fire

Maddy Lederman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Maddy Lederman

Fantasy is writing reality here, and dictating what people, or at least some people, will look like. What is that scarf Katniss has on? I want it. (If you don't know who Katniss is, you have a lot to catch up on.) I've never experienced such a vague line between real and not-real.

Jason Linkins

73 Takeaways From The 2013 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Election night is over, and you are probably hungering for some Takeaways. At least, this is something that I am assuming that you crave in large numb...

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6 Post-Election Narratives You'll Meet On Wednesday

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

By Wednesday night, Election Day 2013: The Foregone Conclusioning, will be over and you will be confronted with a fresh plate of piping hot media narr...

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Here's The Dumbest Critique Of Obamacare (So Far, Anyway)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Writing for the Chicago Tribune, Dennis Byrne takes issue with "Obama's healthy dose of misinformation." But it's not the same "misinformation" that h...

The Young and Restless (in Radio)

Gary Villablanca Duff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Gary Villablanca Duff

I often wonder when listening to radio, why there aren't more talk show hosts in their teens and twenties? Because I am young, I've realized age has become as much a barrier in an industry that's marginally a lot more seasoned.

An Occasionally Informed Public Misses Too Much

Pablo J. Boczkowski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Pablo J. Boczkowski

What we have then is a stark disparity between servings of political news by the media and a lack of political news appetite in consumers.

Jason Linkins

For Obamacare Proponents, A Grueling Month Of 'Trench Warfare' Lies Ahead

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Anyone who wants to be hopeful about the future of the Affordable Care Act has a long wait ahead of them. Specifically, until the end of November, whi...