The media performs a great disservice when it treats steroids as miracle drugs.When we link PEDs to McGwire, we link steroids to success that had very little to do with drugs. It's like featuring the Beatles as the center of an anti-pot campaign.
20/20 recently treated its viewers to a condescending pity-party for the women it calls 'crazy cat ladies.' The segment, with an accompanying article online, was so over-the-top that it was almost a parody of itself.
Security and press freedom can coexist, with the free flow of information recognized as the best weapon against terrorism, international media experts argued in a final declaration published this week.
Rush Limbaugh's effort -- aborted by his fellow investors, it seems -- to buy the St. Louis Rams has given me the insight. I think people have a natural instinct to want to declaim, to inveigh, denounce, opine, and show-off.
Once upon a time there were well-worn paths to the top of the press pile. America's Next Great Pundit Contest, however, is based on the premise that well-informed voices could come from just about anywhere.
Economist James Galbraith says America's economic collapse "was the product of wide-scale criminal fraud" but that the press, instead of investigating it properly, has treated it as a 'boys will be boys" phenomenon.
As I watched the sad eyes of Lou Dobbs last night while he bade an abrupt farewell to his long career at CNN, I shed the tears that he apparently couldn't. I was inspired by the power of the movement to oust him.
WaPo published as a news story an article by the Peter Peterson Foundation funded "Fiscal Times." This compromised the Post's journalistic integrity to the extent that readers can no longer take it seriously.