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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.

Press Obedience Is The Norm

Dennis Perrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dennis Perrin

Under the American corporate system, the chief task of the propaganda wing, amusingly called "journalism," is to sell whatever the elites are pushing and marginalize anyone who openly dissents.

RNC Resorts to Petty Name-Calling Over The Real McCain

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
ZP Heller

Republicans desperately hope that the mainstream media won't end its love affair with McCain any time soon.

Attorneys Hold 'Know Your Rights' Training for Democratic Convention

Colorado Confidential | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Colorado Confidential

In response to news that Denver police have been stocking up on security equipment, local attorneys are training protesters in anticipation of clashes at the Democratic National Convention to be held there in August.

The Uncharted: From Off The Bus to Meet the Press

Jay Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jay Rosen

As an Obama supporter, I was proud to publish Mayhill Fowler's truthful report, though I recognize that it touched off an ordeal for the campaign, a media storm that isn't over and could hurt Obama's chances.

Jason Linkins

Associated Press Misleads On Dems' "Heartburn" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The AP's Anne Flaherty today filed a story titled "Dems question latest anti-war strategy," in which she ledes: "Rank-and-file Democrats expressed hea...

Lobel: "Have Business Reporters Lost Their Souls?"

Neiman Watchdog | Martin Lobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If reporters and editors had more of a sense of what their role in a democracy should be, they never would have let the subprime debacle and the econo...