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Trump and the Media, Co-dependents

Tom Allon | Posted 01.19.2016 | Media
Tom Allon

Look up the definition of co-dependent in the dictionary and it indicates an unhealthy relationship between two people that is dysfunctional, leads to abusive behavior and is just plain old bad for both parties. I can't think of a better word to describe Trump's budding romance with the media.

Daily Beast Didn't Know American Was Stuck In Iran When It Ran Anonymous Story

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

On Sept. 15, The Daily Beast published an article by "Alex Shirazi" -- a fake name that the news outlet said was a pseudonym for a “a well-know...

'Trump Bullies Like an 8th Grade Girl'

Nicholas F. Benton | Posted 09.21.2015 | Entertainment
Nicholas F. Benton

A deep concern is why so many in our present American culture can't see through a bullying charade and aren't repulsed by it. The disrespect and disdain Trump propounds against women is way beyond the pale. It has no place in front of a live microphone.

Michael Cohen's Rape Comment Is a Gift to Feminists

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 07.29.2015 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Thank you, Michael Cohen, for reminding us how intimately close to the surface of urbanity the assumption of rape is. Thank you for providing (irresponsible and inconceivably nasty) proof of what we need to change and who we need to keep our eye on. It's not always who we might suspect.

Michael Calderone

The Clinton Campaign Corralled Reporters, But Don't Expect Them To Skip The Next Parade | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.07.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- When a top-tier presidential candidate strides down Main Street, smiling and waving at parade-goers, political reporters and photographers...

Gabriel Arana

New Republic Owner Chris Hughes: I Went From 'Knight In Shining Armor' To 'Antichrist' | Gabriel Arana | Posted 06.04.2015 | Media

Facebook co-founder and New Republic owner Chris Hughes acknowledges he’s had a difficult few months. In a new Vanity Fair profile of Hughes and...

Staffers Resign From Tea Party News Network

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.20.2015 | Media

A number of staffers have resigned from the Tea Party News Network, slamming the company's “despicable practices” as "immoral and unethical," Medi...

'Unsophisticated Simpletons':Tea Party News Network Reveals How It Views Its Own Readers

The Daily Beast | Posted 02.20.2015 | Media

Most of the editorial staff of the Tea Party News Network resigned this afternoon following a Daily Beast exposé on the website’s desperate efforts...

FX's 'Archer' Drops ISIS From Show

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment

As reported by The Daily Beast, FX's animated comedy series "Archer" has decided to remove the ISIS spy agency name from the upcoming sixth season. Cr...

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly of Magical Thinking

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

Life is not fair. Fear is cheap. Our dreams are what keep us going through the cruelty, darkness and soft bigotry of lowered expectations that is, unfortunately, all too much a part of our daily lives.

How The NRA Enables Massacres

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

Yet another massacre occurred last night at an institution of learning, this time the University of California, Santa Barbara. The price we paid for t...

Good Riddance To Grifter Congressman Steve Stockman

The Daily Beast | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Tuesday night will mark the end of one of the most stunningly dishonest political campaigns in American history: that of Steve Stockman for Senate. St...

Profitability of Peaceful Productivity (Nonviolence)

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Molly Alexander Darden

Is nonviolence a wuss thing? Not at all! It's a profit-producing vehicle for muscling up our American economy as we provide a safer, more stable environment in which our children can thrive.

Zimmerman's Girlfriend 'Drop Charges' Plea: Typical

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 02.15.2014 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

George Zimmerman's girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, is acting in a manner that is typical of many domestic violence victims. As a staunch advocate for ...

Why Obama's Haters Are Worse Than Bush's

The Daily Beast | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

Permit me to share with you my favorite set of headlines from Thursday. USA Today: Official who OK’d Obama birth papers dies in crash. NPR: Ha...

Rick Perry Isn't Fooling Anybody

The Daily Beast | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Rick Perry isn’t fooling anybody. The cocksure Texas governor may have comfortably resisted taking the bait on a half-dozen q...

What Alison Lundergan Grimes Must Do To Beat Mitch McConnell

The Daily Beast | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

Things got heated in the gathering area behind the workshop of Guthrie Farms outside Lexington, Kentucky. ...

Sarah Palin's Book Reveals Her Naughty List

The Daily Beast | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

Initially I planned to ignore this week’s release of Good Tidings and Great Joy, Sarah Palin’s book waging war on the war on Christmas. Few politi...

Peter Beinart and the Open Zion Venture

Talal Alyan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Talal Alyan

Now, Open Zion, the "New Conversation about Israel, Palestine, and the Jewish Future", has abruptly been concluded while still in utero without much of a conclusion.

What's Really Obstructing Obamacare? GOP Resisters

The Daily Beast | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

So we’re a month into the Obamacare era. What does your average American know about it? That the website is mess, and some number of Americans have ...

RANKED: The Healthiest Colleges In The Country

Posted 10.29.2013 | College

Brigham Young University is the healthiest college in the United States, according to The Daily Beast's ranking. BYU was also rated the most sober...

How Ted Cruz Can Win In 2016

The Daily Beast | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Three years out, few bets in U.S. politics looked as sure as Hillary Clinton’s election to the presidency in 2016. Republicans had badly polluted th...

Fashion Legend Weighs In On Runway Racism

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Black Voices

The Daily Beast recently caught up with one of our favorite fashion characters -- André Leon Talley -- for a fun Q&A. The larger-than-life fashionist...

Cuts At The Daily Beast

Capital New York | Josh Benson and Tom McGeveran | Posted 10.01.2013 | Media

On the first day of its new life without Newsweek, Daily Beast executive editor John Avlon rallied the troops with an afternoon memo full of good news...

Comedian Allegedly Assaults Daily Beast Correspondent

Posted 09.26.2013 | Media

This show turned out to be painfully unfunny -- at least for one audience member. Daily Beast senior correspondent Josh Rogin took to Twitter on We...