Simply put, the Fed pulled off a magic trick that would leave Houdini gasping. Janet Yellen and the Fed took the made-up money and bought Wall Street assets that would have otherwise crashed and gave money to Wall Street banks that would have otherwise gone bankrupt...with no strings attached.
I waited a day to assess how the debate was analyzed by news accounts and pundits, and while there was a huge plurality in favor of Hillary's performance there were still the same old attempts to build Donald Trump up and give him credit for retracting stuff he said when no such credit should be acknowledged.
If Donald Trump wins the presidency, it will be due in no small part to the media valuing ratings over integrity. And, if he wins, the media will largely cease to exist as a relevant sector.
The Media seems to have a penchant for exploiting news of relatively questionable value, highlighting it in an attempt to make it equivalent to stuff that really matters.
The wave of criticism of Matt Lauer for his performance as a moderator of the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has evidenced the uneasi...
The media are dumbing down what is presented to readers and viewers to the extent that I'd argue it's bordering on criminal.
10 With Tom 10 questions in 10 minutes Ayman Mohyeldin is one of my favorites at MS...
I recently received a Facebook notification that my political preferences are being monitored. Facebook, shrewd detective that it is, scientifically ...
When did media journalism go so postmodern on us? Ah, but facts are so boring; "optics" and "narratives" are much cooler. At least in literature class, we learned to analyze and deconstruct the text.
The meme of both sides dragging the presidential campaign to new lows has taken hold across the media. This palpably absurd argument was being stated as the sad truth across the Sunday shows this morning.
No presidential candidate since 1952 in Trump's low polling position at this stage of the campaign has won the popular vote.
There are many reasons why Donald Trump should keep his mouth shut, and cower in the shadows where he and his family belong after making disparaging remarks about the Khan family earlier this week. However, here are the two biggest ones.
Feel free to keep this list close at hand to take with you into the voting booth when you need to remember what the Republican Party of 2016, just like the Republican Party of the last 8 years, plans to do for you.
Trump did not defeat his opponents with his dazzling oratory skills or his master plan for saving this country. He won by giving a ventriloquist voice to the dummies of America, using their previously secret language that Fox News has been using for years.
To understand how the media lets the public down, there is a teachable moment in the current Melania Trump controversy. The alleged plagiarism o...
Representative Steve King is a purveyor of power as an elected official, an arm of political dominance as a member of Congress and by his own statements -- a racist.