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CNN, Others Using "Fig Leaf" to Justify Whack-Job Coverage

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

Cable news, it's been noted, is the beast that must be constantly fed. And lately, with the coverage of the Birthers, it's been on a junk-food diet.

What's Wrong with the Media?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

What's the motivation for Politico and the Washington Post to help the healthcare industry fight back against Obama's proposals?

Pay for Play - Conservatives Busted Again

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

How much of what we see on TV, hear on the radio and read in newspapers or online as "conservative" or "centrist" opinion is actually paid for by corporate interests?

Summer's State of the Union: SCOTUS, Politico & Bruno Bring the Heat

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Nobody, especially Sotomayor, is really going to say anything new or dramatic, so can we skip it? No? D'oh! A wise Latina might let us, but we all know how the Republicans feel about them.

Your Message Here: Salons, Sponsors, Pay-to-Play & Journalism

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

When the Washington Post recently unveiled its plan to sell sponsorships of off-the-record "salons," the move was widely pilloried in the press and elsewhere.

Green Shoots, Urban Policy Edition

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Though this is less robust a beginning than urban policy advocates might have liked, Obama will address the Urban and Metropolitan Policy Roundtable, which demonstrates his continued commitment to cities.

Being Undermined by National News

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Judith Ellis

I will not subscribe to the Washington Post. But how can we come together as citizens of our great democracy and make them feel the impact of their action?

Think Again: Conflicts of Interest by the Wealthy and for the Wealthy

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Given the power of perception media institutions enjoy over the profits of so many industries, these same institutions can use this privilege to line their own pockets.

Chuck Todd, Mike Murphy Discuss GOP's 'Circular Firing Squad' Over Sarah Palin (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The sniping between McCain staffers and Palin defenders has only gotten worse since Todd Purdum's lengthy Vanity Fair article slamming Sarah Palin cam...

Iranian-American Tells Why He Believes Ahmadinejad Got More Votes (UPDATES)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

I drove over to see my friend Ahmad. I figured he would say he was pro-Mousavi and very eager to see Iran revert back to the modern country it once was. I was wrong on both counts.

Getting Steamy About the Administration's Unrequited Love

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

America's mayors, as Politico puts its, are "steamed" about the White House's decision to pull hundreds of administration officials out of last weeken... Profitable this Year -- Has Most White House Coverage, Says John Harris (Video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.29.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

John Harris spoke about the early success of the organization's new syndication model and its video business.

Jason Linkins

Playboy Scorned For Hateful Attack On Conservative Pundits (And The Rest Of Today's Scritti Politti) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Circumstances conspired against me doing what Chip Hanlon advises on these pages today: heap a ton of scorn on Playboy Magazine and writer Guy Cimbalo...

Is Robert Gibbs The Funniest Press Secretary Ever?

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Whenever there's laughter in the James S. Brady Briefing Room -- by either the briefer or the briefed -- the official White House stenographer indicat...

Jason Linkins

Politico Playbook Reports On Marriage Of Rahm's Yoga Instructor | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Waiting in my inbox this morning was today's edition of Politico playbook, from Mike Allen, which, by the way I love, love, love unapologetically beca...

Obama, Day 101: Everything Goes to Sh*t

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

With all of the fanfare for President Obama's popular first 100 days, he is that much more certain to have a bad day, and soon.

100 Days Of The Media's Trivial Pursuit

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

It's been distressing to watch the emergence of the media's permanent -- preferred -- state of trivial pursuit.

EPA Regulations Will Destroy Economy, Says GOP

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

In spite of intense opposition from conservatives at nearly every step, we (read: EPA) have managed to significantly reduce pollution and still grow the economy -- a lot.

Rahm Emanuel's Think Tankers Enforce 'Message Discipline' Among 'Liberals'

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

Independent journalists have tried to shine a spotlight on how groups like the Center for American Progress and MoveOn are now supporting the continuation of wars because their guy is now commander-in-chief.

Obama The Rationalist: Politico

Politico | JOHN F. HARRIS & EAMON JAVERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Barack Obama returns from Europe on Tuesday, he has in bright, bold strokes revealed his signature on the world stage: He is Obama the rationalist....

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: April 1, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eat The Press Operative Karla sends us the awesome cover of the April edition of D Magazine, featuring George W. Bush cold-chillin' in some Photoshopp...

Jason Linkins

Politico: 'Some Wonder' If Obama Is Doing Too Much...Michelle Obama | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I tell you what, here in Washington, DC, you can't swing a stick without hitting NONE PEOPLE who "wonder is [Michelle Obama] is spreading herself too thin!"

Jason Linkins

Politico 'Reports' Rahm Emanuel Looking For Robert Gibbs | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, Politico, they have this thing called called "POLITICO 44," which they assert is a "Living Diary Of The Obama Presidency." And like all Politico ...

Politico, AP Push False GOP Talking Point On Tax Cuts

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Politico and the AP forwarded the false Republican talking point that President Obama's proposals to let the Bush tax cuts for wealthy taxpayers e...

Big Business Lobby Goes to War with Grassroots Workers Over Pro-Union Bill Today

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Art Levine

The biggest battle between corporate power and workers' rights in over 50 years starts today with the official introduction of the Employee Free Choice Act by leading Democrats in the House and Senate.