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The Anonymous Informer

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

A number of readers have written asking if I would explain how the reader should deal with information the reader has received that the reader wants to share with the outside world but is prohibited from doing so for a variety of reasons.

Media Fail: 64% Of Republicans Are Not Birthers

The Daily Beast | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

Today was a big case of fail from our media. The bogus story? A claim that 64% of Republicans believe President Obama was born outside the United Stat...

A Legitimate Case for the Teddy White Rule

Al Eisele | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Al Eisele

A cardinal rule no political reporters should ever forget: always expect that unexpected and unpredictable events will happen that will turn the course of history.

Dan Froomkin

When Candidates Lie, What's A Political Reporter To Do? | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.30.2011 | Media

Political reporters are notoriously unwilling to call even the most outrageous, intentionally deceptive untruths what they are: lies. But Mitt Romn...

The Real Dirt on Gavin Newsom's Visit to Half Moon Bay: From Someone Who Was Actually There

Wendy Andary | Posted 12.12.2011 | San Francisco
Wendy Andary

The bottom line is this: the articles proclaiming "Gavin Newsom Draws Boos by Attacking Democrats" are flat out wrong and misleading.

Why Do Some Local TV Stations Have Political Beat Reporters When Most Don't?

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.04.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you watch local TV news in different cities around the country, and I'm not suggesting you do so, you see that a small number of stations have political beat reporters, but most do not.

Jason Linkins

Flashback: In 2012 Campaign Reporting, Watch For The 'Sweet n' Blow' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here at the Speculatron, we shall from time to time warn you about particularly odious forms of campaign journalism that will utterly ravage your mind...

An Interview with 9News' Adam Schrager

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I thought Schager's many admirers would like to know more about why he's leaving and his reflections about journalism and his job here as he departs.

Political Reporters Absent For Nikki Haley, Rand Paul Races

Politics Daily | Walter Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What we are witnessing in this election cycle is the slow death of traditional statewide campaign journalism. I noticed the same pattern (and the same...

Journalists Spin for Republicans on the New "60-Vote" Senate Regime

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

The "60 vote" threshold is an artificial obstructionist creation of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and the Senate Republicans.

Press Corps Get Dem Convention Preview

Colorado Confidential | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Colorado Confidential

An estimated 400 journalists arrived at Denver's Pepsi Center on Tuesday for a test run through the site of next year's Democratic National Convention.