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Don't Be Nice

Linda Flanagan | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Linda Flanagan

Fraud investigator Harry Markopolos is not a nice guy. He would not give up in his lone pursuit of Bernie Madoff, even when the SEC told him to back off. Wendy Davis wasn't nice when she filibustered for 13 hours to block the passage of a strict anti-abortion bill in Texas.

Danielle Schlanger

A League Of Their Own | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

The congressional women's team almost had it. Going into the 6th inning at the 5th Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game Wednesday evening,...

The Psycho-Sexual Ordeal Of Reporting In Washington | Posted 02.27.2013 | Media

“We’ve all done it,” begins one of the spicier dialogues in the new Netflix political thriller, “House of Cards.” Janine Skorsky, a veteran ...

Is Satire Dead?

Steve Kettmann | Posted 12.30.2012 | Home
Steve Kettmann

How can satire be a weapon to change minds when no one pays close enough attention to anything they read even to notice when they are reading satire?

If the Beltway Media Had Been at AT&T Park, Instead of the Debate

Steve Kettmann | Posted 12.23.2012 | Sports
Steve Kettmann

The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals wrapped up a series of games in the National League Championship Series last night with both teams seeking to portray their performance in the most favorable light.

Michael Calderone

How D.C. Media Groupthink Influenced Stimulus Coverage | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.20.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- After two years reporting on President Barack Obama's nearly $800 billion stimulus package, a piece of legislation long derided by Republi...

WATCH: What Do You Think Of The Political Media?

Posted 08.16.2012 | Media

The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman and BuzzFeed's Ben Smith sat down on HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss a recent poll that found a staggering ...

National Journal Bans Controversial Practice

Posted 07.23.2012 | Media

The National Journal said on Saturday that it would no longer accept quotes from sources that demand to tweak and approve statements before publicatio...

News Outlets Reconsider Allowing Quote Approval

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.18.2012 | Media

More and more news organizations are reconsidering the practice of letting top political sources edit and approve their own quotes. The New York Ti...

The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner: Nothing to Celebrate

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Each year we're subjected to the spectacle of the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner where the elite Washington press corps rubs our noses in the fact that we live in a plutocracy.