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We're At The "Wright" Moment

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

Recall that the Reverend Wright debacle necessitated a solution that only Obama could create. It is the same thing now.

Liz Cheney: Favorite Pretty Princess (VIDEO)

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Confessions Of A Roller-Coaster Addict

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

The roller-coaster requires thinking that is more about innovation than protecting your core audience. It's about acknowledging a fundamental change in media makers and consumers.

Mark Cuban Is a Big Fat Idiot--News Will Stay Free

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Cuban is a man of snappy, attention-deficit sort of opinions (some of which, for all I know, may be wise. His opinion the other day, to which, I assume, he gave his usual amount of consideration, involved Newser.

Why Is Frank Rich Mad as Hell?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Frank Rich has pulled off his career goal: becoming as quintessentially part of the establishment as you can be.

The Healthcare Goldfish

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Vines

Like keeping new goldfish in their bag, conservatives illogically terrified of change will need to get acclimated to the new healthcare system.

Who Killed John Hughes?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Can't anybody write a decent obit anymore? Somewhere in the death of John Hughes there is a very good story, a more compelling one than the one about the brilliance of Sixteen Candles.

Berlusconi: Media Attacks On Govt "Unacceptable"

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Monday said it was "unacceptable" for state TV to criticize the government and rebuked a left-leaning news...

Video: MTV Finds Most Effective Video Ad Unit Is 5 Second Pre-roll + Overlay

Daisy Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daisy Whitney

In the study, MTV measured ads and consumer reaction to them across a range of audiences, videos and ads. The network's efforts occur against a backdrop of increased industry research into the best ad formats for online video.

The Baseball Player Steroid Outings

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

There can be no dispute that baseball players, indeed many of the famous ones, have taken steroids. Conceded it is news, but all media disclosures accomplish is the ruining of reputations.

Rage Against Science and Reason: Fear Continues as a Tool of Distraction

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J. Carl Ganter

Dr. Peter Gleick rolls up his sleeves in his latest post about science, fact and rationality.

Raise Your Hand if You Think Media People Have a Future

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Media people are deeply nostalgic for the media -- for when it paid big money and was an exclusive sort of place.

The Day After Hiroshima: When the Atomic "Cover-Up" Began, 64 Years Ago

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

The Truman announcement of the atomic bombing firmly established the nuclear narrative. Journalists had to follow where the Pentagon led, and most endorsed the use of the bomb against Japan.

Obama's Second Hundred Days

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Our look back at Obama's second 100 days will begin with a short overview, and then move on to the categories: "the best of times," "the worst of times," and "the age of (media) foolishness."

This Is Rupert's Last Stand: Making You Pay

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Technology, at News Corp., has always been regarded as one of those things, like fancy hotels, or long-form writing, that are not part of the company culture.

Anti-Venezuela Spokespeople Misrepresent Reality of Press Freedom in Venezuela

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The Venezuelan media is not so restricted as in the U.S. Venezuela is not Colombia, where journalists have to flee the country in fear of their lives when the President denounces them.

Media Literacy 101: Tom Stoppard and Laura, Euna and Atwar

Susan Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susan Moeller

This year already, 19 individuals have been killed around the world because of their work as journalists. We need to recognize the essential role journalists play in keeping us informed and in protecting our freedoms.

Marriage and Health: Et Tu, New York Times?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

I am disappointed with the recent Times article that claims that married people tend to be healthier than single people. Here's why the piece is misleading.

Olbermann-O'Reilly: Détente We Don't Want

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

A sandbox brawl between Keith and Bill Has left their parents feeling ill They want their boys to get along Yet the ultimate result is quite wrong

Gawking at the Washington Post

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hugh McGuire

The problem with Gawker blogging about a Washington Post story isn't bloggers "stealing" stories. The problem is measuring the value of content.

Giving Birth to a New Conspiracy

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
B. Jeffrey Madoff

It's frightening, frightening that the media lends credibility by seriously reporting on a group that has no factual foundation for its claims and rejects all factual materials that refute them.

Cheap Frames

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Koehler

The worst of American journalism feeds its target audience what it expects to hear, hardening the divisions among people and perpetuating the idea that there's always an enemy.

Phony Scandals and Fatal Delays

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy L. Cohen

Welcome back to the 1990s, brought to you by our sponsor, the GOP. Now, as it was then, we gawk while health care reform slips away.

Piracy vs. Availability: A Parable

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hugh McGuire

If as providers of content, give me what I want, when I want it, at a reasonable price, I'll be happy to pay for it. If not, I'll be compelled -- when I really want something -- to find other ways to get it.

The Good, the Bad, & the Mediated

Carter Phipps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Carter Phipps

Everyone should read Thomas de Zengotita, not because he has the answers but because he's breaking new ground in tracking a whole field of disconcerting cultural trends.