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Mass Shootings Still Happen All The Time, So Why Does The Press Look Away?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 03.31.2017 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The argument, first at a gas station and then outside a home, started over missing car keys. In the early hours of Monday morning, police stepped in t...

Trump And The Press

Prof. Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Prof. Joe Peyronnin

A sure sign that a campaign is failing is when the candidate blames the press for his problems. The latest example is Republican presidential nomine...

Trump, John Dewey And Other Noteworthy Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.29.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

Memo to Donald Trump: To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming. 18th Century proverb ...

Trump's Thin Skin

Prof. Joe Peyronnin | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Prof. Joe Peyronnin

Memo to Donald J. Trump: your press tirades will not have chilling effect on the press. Reporters will continue to ask you tough questions, along with all the other candidates, because it is their job.

Rolling Stone: A Case Against Censorship

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.18.2013 | Media
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While I do not place Rolling Stone necessarily in the category of the classics censored and banned throughout the history of ideas, I certainly advocate for the age-appropriate consumption of materials from which we may derive our own conclusions and our own ideas.

RNC Shows How Useless Conventions Have Become in Addressing Real Issues

Daniel Simon | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

The word is in and the people have spoken. Campaign coverage has been abysmal.

Thoughts On Freedom Of Speech in Europe

Laila Escartín-Sorjonen | Posted 10.11.2011 | Media
Laila Escartín-Sorjonen

We cannot conceive democracy without freedom of speech. Finnish On-line magazine classifies Finland, Switzerland, Iceland and Sweden a...

The Biggest Crime in the Anthony Weiner Scandal

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.08.2011 | Media
Bob Cesca

The worst non-crime crime committed by Anthony Weiner is that he's successfully fed a dangerous Mobius Loop involving the news media and those of us who consume its mostly nonsensical content.

Welcome to the New TMZ

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Lichtman

Strange. Erratic. Irresponsible. No, I'm not talking about the behavior of Muammar Gaddaffi, I'm talking about Good Morning, America's extensive, up-close-and-personal celebrity train wreck of an interview with Charlie Sheen.

A Lack of Seriousness

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

I voted early this morning. And now I can reflect on the disaster looming ahead. Not what happens today. But what happens over the next few years, and the next decade.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Lichtman

How will news editors and government officials translate the lessons from the Sherrod case into better ethical decision making?

Please, Tiger, Don't Apologize any More!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Stanley Bing

Tiger: Be quiet. Do what you do well. Let your club do the talking. Perhaps that's an unfortunate choice of words, but you know what I mean.

Who Is Pressing The Pressmen?

Emily Bracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Emily Bracken

Humorists and comedians are a curious bunch. Quixotic by nature, they want so desperately to live in a world of decency, fairness and goodness, and in Stewart's case, in a world where the media grew some cajones.

TIME's Mark Halperin: 'Extreme Pro-Obama Media Bias A Disgusting Failure'

Politico | ALEXANDER BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Media bias was more intense in the 2008 election than in any other national campaign in recent history, Time magazine's Mark Halperin said Friday at t...

Spinning the Press for Obama

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

At the final Obama rally of the day, in southside Des Moines, David Axelrod lifts phrases from the stump speech Barack Obama has given not five minutes before to answer press questions.

Poll: Over Half Of Americans Don't Trust The Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A new Harris Interactive poll finds that over half of Americans -- 54 percent -- say they tend not to trust the press, "with only 30 percent tending t...

Sam Stein

Ex-NYC Mayor Dinkins Breaks Silence On Giuliani | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The collapse of Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign in Florida may have been perceived as a sudden if not spectacular political phenomenon. But the ...

McCain Knocks Media "Vultures": "The Aging, Senile Side Of The Press Corps"

Washington Post | Juliet Eilperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arizona Sen. John McCain must be feeling a little punchy on the campaign trail nowadays, because he was happy to tweak one of his campaign's most valu...