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Grimes: A True Clinton Dem

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When Grimes says she is a Clinton Democrat, she is telling the truth, and when McConnell labels Grimes an Obama Democrat rather than a Clinton Democrat, he is bearing false witness. Shouldn't allegedly liberal-friendly media outlets such as MSNBC and the New Republic report this?

Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.06.2013 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

The paper is at an important crossroads. Should The Washington Post's legacy of editorial independence, investigative journalism, outstanding writing and reporting, and service to the public become the victim of "frugality" and "customer obsessions", the paper will precipitously decline.

Snowden Coverage: If U.S. Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?

Jeff Cohen | Posted 08.26.2013 | Media
Jeff Cohen

When a huge swath of the country is on the side of the guy-on-the-run and not the government, it's much easier to see that there's nothing "objective" or "neutral" about journalists who so closely identify with the spy agencies or Justice Department or White House.

Remembering David Broder

Bob Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Edwards

Broder was incapable of purple prose or of leaving political fingerprints on his copy. But he knew he wasn't perfect. In his last column of each year, he used to list everything he got wrong that year. Who else in Washington admits mistakes?

The Civility of David Broder

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Bridgeland

David was such a fine human being who valued civility in public discourse and had a rare ability to clarify issues and marshal relevant facts in an unemotional manner to support his judgments.

David Broder Dies At 81

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — David Broder, the Pulitzer-Prize winning Washington Post political columnist whose even-handed treatment of Democrats and Republicans s...

Bipartisanship vs. Democracy: The President and the Third Way Fallacy

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Today the country's real center has never been farther from the narrow right-leaning viewpoint that's still being peddled as a "centrism." If the White House and other Democrats buy into that illusion, as they seem to be doing, they'll lose the country.

How to Recover From a "Shellacking"

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

Many media outlets are calling the president's fat lip a metaphor for the president's post-midterm state. How can Obama get back on track now that he's been bruised?

Jason Linkins

David Broder: War With Iran Will Save Economy, Obama Presidency

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, David Broder has concerns! The economic situation in America is presenting a "daunting situation" that could prevent President Barack Obama from ...

Memo to Daily Beast's Peter Beinart: Sarah Palin is No George McGovern

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Biggers

Over at the Daily Beast, Peter Beinart is usually on the mark, but his latest missive--Palin is the New McGovern--not only misses the boat, but unfair...

Jason Linkins

David Broder Wants John McCain To Restore Balance To The GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If there's one thing that "Dean Of The Washington Press Corps" David Broder is consistently riven with despair over, it's Congress' inability to manufacture his favorite product, cogent public policy delicious bipartisanship-sauce.

Call For Review of 14th Amendment Endangers American Electorate

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

This call for a review of the 14th Amendment is not only un-American, it treads on dangerous paths: a path back to pre-1868 slavery, a path back to the period of darkness in American history.

Jason Linkins

David Broder Finally Notices The Right Has 'Radical' Views

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It took the weird debate over tweaking the Fourteenth Amendment to awake Broder to the "radical changes" bubbling up on the right, that are "freighted with emotional baggage?" Welcome to August of last year, Mr. Broder!

Jason Linkins

David Broder Takes On His Own Paper For Airing Rahm's Grievances

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Things are getting downright strange in the ongoing Rahm Emanuel Media Charm Offensive. Now, the Washington Post's own David Broder is straight up blowing my mind by calling out his own paper for participating in this long con.

Elites Rule, Not You: When Bipartisanship Becomes Undemocratic

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

In the New Bipartisan Order Washington elites get to decide what will be debated publicly and what will be decided privately.

Think Again: Conservative? Bad? How About Both?

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

When I began thinking about doing a column about recent developments on the Washington Post's editorial page, I was torn between focusing on its increasing conservatism and its overall badness

Jason Linkins

David Broder Fails To Correctly Place Blame For Bayh's Departure

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Broder comes to the pages of the Washington Post today, carrying a brief for Evan Bayh, and performing his usual operatic lament about the lack ...

Idiocracy in the Beltway: David Broder's Mad Crush on Sarah Palin

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael J.W. Stickings

David Broder continues to prove that he is so enamored of himself and his supposed above-the-frayness that he has lost contact, if he ever had it, with what is going on both within the Beltway and without.

Jason Linkins

David Broder Is Really Into Sarah Palin This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Broder likes a lot of things. He likes growing old and getting paid. He likes bipartisanship and timidity in the legislative process. What he loves even more is being utterly vapid and oblivious. And so, for today, he likes Sarah Palin.

Jason Linkins

Hatch Threatens Partisan 'War' If Dems Attempt Reconciliation Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is any indication, the GOP plans on greeting any attempt to move health care fixes into law through the budget reconci...

How the Media's Proud Know-Nothingism Helped Create the American Idiocracy

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Sirota

Bad decision after bad decision after bad decision really has suggested that the last decade has seen the ascension of a full-fledged Idiocracy.

Jason Linkins

David Broder Causes Confusion With Incomprehensible Health Care Column

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

David Broder is a Washington Post columnist who's often credited with being the "Dean Of The Washington Press Corps," which sound super fancy and impo...

Reid Slams Broder: A Retiree Who 'Writes A Column Once In A While'

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking from the Senate floor on Saturday, Majority Leader Harry Reid had some harsh words for Washington Post columnist David Broder. Reid was resp...

Ryan Grim

Battle Between Broder And Reid Heats Up: Broder Comments 'Mind-Boggling'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Broder simply doesn't understand the way that today's Senate operates, Jim Manley concluded on Wednesday. Manley, the senior communications advi...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This was not a good week for public figures with notable heads of hair. The boyishly coiffed Tom DeLay caused jaws to drop all across America with his rump-shaking cha-cha to "Wild Thing" on Dancing With the Stars. Breck Girl-turned-Cad John Edwards saw his already-tarnished reputation further sullied by the release of details of his affair with Rielle Hunter, including a promised post-Elizabeth rooftop wedding featuring the Dave Matthews Band. And the idiosyncratically maned Donald Trump made headlines by allowing Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to pitch a tent on his Bedford, New York estate. But it was follicly-challenged columnist David Broder who took the prize for the week's most ludicrous act: criticizing President Obama for "his determination to rely on rational analysis, rather than narrow decisions." God forbid. It was enough to make your hair stand on end.