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SOTU Preview: The State of the Union Address Is Decadent and Depraved

David Murray | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
David Murray

See, the SOTU isn't primarily about speechwriting, or even communication. It's about Washington code-making and code-breaking, a process that's by turns amusing, enraging and soul-straining. So I live-blog the SOTU at my personal blog. And I drink.

Chokehold Case Stirs Debate On Special Prosecutors

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.07.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases...

A Bagful of Sugar Rot: Is Subscriber 'Support' Just Some Kind of Trick in the Pay-TV Provider Wars?

Marie Woolf | Posted 01.04.2015 | Media
Marie Woolf

When CNN and six other channels suddenly vanished from Dish Network on October 21 due to failed contract negotiations with content provider Turner Broadcasting, I decided to go along with the gag, for one of my masochistic little experiments in customer service.

The Art of Gamesmanship in Political Debates: A Few Interesting Examples

Rich Rubino | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Rather than dissecting and analyzing the policy prescriptions put forth by the candidates during their debates, it is often the gaffes, one-liners and demeanor of the candidates that garner the most attention.

#Newsfail Authors Play Word Association With The Mainstream Media

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Everyone loves a game of word association, especially when it comes to the people we love to talk about the most — the people talking to us on TV. ...

Why Gardner Still Supports National Abortion Ban

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I may be the only person in the universe who spends his quiet moments in the shower trying to figure out the puzzle, left unsolved by local and nation...

Michael Calderone

Israel Brings Journalists Into Hamas Tunnels To Showcase Underground Threat | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Israel has opened up a new front in the Gaza media war by allowing foreign journalists into Hamas-built tunnels running under its border. ...

The Fall of the House of Turner

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

I believe that it will take a lot of news intelligence and creativity to turn CNN around. Cutting costs and firing guys will not do it.

CNN Breaking News: Wolf Blitzer Missing

Mark Steinberg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Christiane Amanpour: "We appreciate your giving CNN this exclusive interview, President Putin, and I want to ask you straightway whether it is your in...

Christiane Amanpour Scolds Wolf Blitzer

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 03.04.2014 | Media

Christiane Amanpour and Wolf Blitzer had a tense moment on CNN Monday as the two journalists sparred over how to portray the facts of the political si...

The Secret Tells in a Rand Paul Interview

Peter Paskale | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Peter Paskale

Although a surface level look at Senator Paul does suggest a politician confidently trying to broaden the base of his appeal, a closer inspection provides reasons to dispute this. Paul's interview style suggests he has frequent self-doubts about the acceptability of his message.

Ted Nugent and How the Conservative Press Can't Hide Its Hate Streak

Eric Boehlert | Posted 04.23.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Increasingly reliant on bad fringe actors like Nugent to connect with their far, far-right audience, the conservative media have built up Obama-bashing personalities who no longer occupy any corner of the American mainstream. Yet Nugent enjoys deep ties with Republican campaigns all across the country. When those ties receive media scrutiny, they cannot be defended.

Rand Paul, You Failed Econ 101. Supply, Demand and the Minimum Wage

Joe Driscoll | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Joe Driscoll

When an antiquated economic theory is refuted by data, we must go with the data, and also trust our instincts. What's your gut tell you about the potential impact of raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10 per hour?

Ron Burgundy Works at CNN

Brian Rooney | Posted 02.22.2014 | Media
Brian Rooney

Credibility in the news business is hard to get and easy to lose. But something in the lonely hearts of journalists make them want to be celebrities and movie stars.


Posted 11.24.2013 | Media

Yikes, Wolf Blitzer. The CNN host was reporting on the Iran nuclear deal on Saturday night when he made an unfortunate transition to the next prog...

Wolf Blitzer Walks Back Obamacare Comments

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.10.2013 | Media

Wolf Blitzer attempted to explain the comments about Obamacare that caused a frenzy on Wednesday. Blitzer was speaking about the repeated glitches ...

Wolf Blitzer Sides With GOP Over Obamacare

Posted 12.09.2013 | Media

UPDATE: Wolf Blitzer later clarified his comments in a tweet. "They had three years to get this ready. If they weren't fully ready, they should ac...

WATCH: Wolf Blitzer Grills Michele Bachmann Over Obamacare

Posted 11.27.2013 | Media

Wolf Blitzer and Michele Bachmann had a lengthy, tense argument about Obamacare on Blitzer's CNN show on Friday. Blitzer, who usually presents a re...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Takes Down Wolf Blitzer

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 09.11.2013 | Media

Wolf Blitzer's interview with President Obama provided a gold mine for Jon Stewart on Tuesday night. Blitzer, along with five other anchors, inter...

Sanjay Gupta Is Decades Too Late on Marijuana

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 10.26.2013 | Media
Jeff Sorensen

The most dangerous thing of this entire situation is that Gupta is still licensed as a doctor and has just now come across the epiphany of overwhelming common sense.

CNN Announces Big Shakeup

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media

CNN announced a series of changes to its schedule on Tuesday, adding new hours for Anderson Cooper and Wolf Blitzer and giving "Crossfire" an early ev...

WATCH: Blitzer Grills GOP Rep Over Controversial Immigration Comments

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 07.25.2013 | Media

Wolf Blitzer repeatedly grilled Rep. Steve King on Wednesday over his controversial comments about immigration. King, who opposes the DREAM Act ...

Another Shakeup At CNN?

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.15.2013 | Media

Wolf Blitzer may be moving one of his CNN hours to the early afternoon, TVNewser reported Monday. Blitzer has been anchoring during the 1 PM hour q...

Jason Linkins

CNN, You Are Still Pretty Terrible | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media

Hey, CNN, If you’re reading this, tie yourself down to whatever chair you're sitting in, because this is going to be a rough ride. A little over ...

WATCH: Wolf Blitzer Surprises Anderson Cooper

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media

In honor of Anderson Cooper turning 46 years old on Monday, the CNN host's colleague and spectacles soulmate Wolf Blitzer appeared on air with a birth...