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Bush's Final Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Lest I be accused of "Bush Derangement Syndrome," I'm reproducing some of the most interesting answers Bush gave today, with a minimum of snarky commentary.

Obama's Victory Prompts Major Changes In Black Press

Politico | NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Barack Obama's election as president is prompting major changes in the nation's black press, ushering in a series of firsts that editors say will resh...

Obama Ditches Press Pool To Take Daughters To Aquatic Park

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATES: More from the Obama press pool: Dec. 26, 2008 Waimanalo, Hawaii Pool Report No. 5 President-elect Barack Obama arrived at Sea Life Park, ...

Wrong Again: How the Press and Pundits Harm The Nation

Aaron Harber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Harber

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Obama has taken 48 questions

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

First published at I wrote a story last month noting that President-elect Barack Obama had broken the record for number of press ...

Mayor Bloomberg Does It Again

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

I must protest -- even at the risk of having my press credential arbitrarily and summarily revoked -- the latest undemocratic decision by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

David Axelrod: Modern-Day Walter Mitty

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael L. Millenson

Axelrod started out as a spectator in the boonies. Next thing you know, he's masterminding, and winning, one of the most exciting presidential campaigns in American history.

The Untold History of "Dewey Defeats Truman"

Craig Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Silverman

Calling it too early is nothing new. In the 1876 race between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden, many papers mistakenly gave the victory to Tilden.

Obama's Inverted Media Strategy Upends Homestretch Hierarchy

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

It is a new, inverted media pyramid: local TV people suddenly make national news, and national TV people are irrelevant, at least momentarily.

Friday Talking Points [53] -- Why McCain Is Losing, And Why Democrats Shouldn't Say So

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain is losing the race for the White House. Now, this doesn't mean he has already lost it -- we've still got to go vote, after all. I'll cov...

Palin Handlers Try To Keep Her From Talking

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

These days, Gov. Sarah Palin seems like a candidate trying to wriggle free of her handlers. On Sunday night, she twice took questions from reporters,...

WaPo's Dana Milbank Asks McCain Supporters For A Hug (VIDEO)

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

From Milbank's Washington Sketch column: ... Only the polka band, which entertained the crowd before the speeches, seemed unaffected by the pervasi...

Sarah Palin May Really Win the Debate: What Biden Must Do to Prevent It

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

So long as Gwen Ifill does not say, "explain" when Palin spouts nonsense -- and it was only that question from Katie Couric that revealed her shallowness -- Palin wins.

The Irony of The Late Show

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sara Haile-Mariam

One of the things I haven't seen mentioned regarding The Late Show is that Senator McCain actually used the show on February 28, 2007 to announce his ...

Palin's Attempts To Duck Press Scrutiny Will Backfire

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Scott Foval

The McCain campaign screwed whatever positive effect they could have given to Palin when she met with world leaders by not allowing the press to do their jobs.

Depress Conference

Ellis Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellis Weiner

GOP Spokesperson: "The American people are perfectly capable of making up their minds based on lies. That's what you liberal media refuse to recognize."

Friday Talking Points [46] -- Moose Poop!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sarah Palin has already singlehandedly introduced several terms into our political lexicon. "Hockey mom" is probably the most recognizable of these. ...

The Culture War Option For The Palin Convention

Jay Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jay Rosen

McCain's convention gambit is now a culture war strategy. It depends for its execution on conflict with journalists and bloggers and on confusion between and among the press, the blogosphere, and the Democratic party.

Trust Me... Him... Us... Yourself

Beth Broderick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Broderick

Democrats have every reason to believe that they will be victorious in November and yet the hand wringing, second guessing, fear of failure set is still dominating the dialogue.

McCain Thinks the Media is Out to Get Him...Try Not to Laugh

Paul Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Waldman

Many journalists decided long ago that McCain is just different from other politicians. They declare McCain innocent of all sins associated with other members of his profession, no matter how often he commits them.

Why is No One Calling the Anthrax Suspect a Terrorist?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

If you don't believe that they're not calling him a terrorist because he's white, let me ask you this question -- what if his name was Sheik al-Abdullah Muhammad?

Three Questions For ABC News About Its Anthrax Reporting

Jay Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jay Rosen

ABC News was probably duped on a story of huge importance, putting Iraqi fingerprints on anthrax attacks that actually came from the U.S at a time when the case for war was beginning to get traction.

Karadzic Told Us What He Planned; We Just Watched

Mort Rosenblum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Rosenblum

Stepping back, we might take stock of where we are as a civilized world 16 years after Radovan Karadzic was allowed to exterminate people he found inconvenient.

McCain's Aging Cocoon

Lester Feder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lester Feder

Doctors can alleviate any concerns about McCain's health. But Americans can rightly wonder whether he truly understands the faltering economy that he will have to steer back to health if he becomes president.

Redefining the Press In An Election Year

Michael Lawlor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Lawlor

As the concept of the press and what constitutes news are continually being challenged and redefined, freedom of the press becomes an even more crucial concept.