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Fred Hiatt

Is Obama Really Adrift in the World?

John Feffer | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

Our celebrity culture has turned us all into armchair therapists who put even our president on the couch to analyze his personality flaws. But when the label of "detached" acquires a political spin, it's no longer just nonsense. It becomes dangerous.

Jason Linkins

Richard Cohen Does Have An Editor, Just Not A Particularly Good One

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

In the wake of another gobsmackingly awful piece from Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen on Tuesday, I suggested that one thing that The Washingt...

Jason Linkins

Former WaPo Ombudsman To Jeff Bezos: Fire Jennifer Rubin

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.15.2013 | Media

Patrick Pexton, who served as the ombudsman of the Washington Post from March 2011 to March 2013 (at which point the Post decided it wasn't going to h...

The Charitable Deduction: Who Really Benefits?

Kevin K. Murphy | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
Kevin K. Murphy

Outside of the Washington D.C. orbit, every town in America, in fact, every American can tell you who benefits from the charitable deduction -- or perhaps when they themselves benefited from it.

Washington Post Slams Rick Santorum

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

The Washington Post weighed in Monday on Rick Santorum's recent comments about the separation of church and state, arguing in an editorial that "he’...

Green News Report: April 21, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's hard...

Green News Report: April 19, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Big victo...

Calling on Fred Hiatt and Donald Graham: Jennifer Rubin & Israel-Bashing?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

I would like to know from Jennifer Rubinwhat I have ever said that deserves the characterization I received today at the Washington Post. What does she consider makes me an Israel-basher?

Glenn Greenwald: Media That Enabled Iraq War Belittles WikiLeaks Release

Salon | Glenn Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What Burns did to Julian Assange is most certainly not a "standard journalistic endeavor" for The New York Times. If anyone doubts that, please show ...

Jason Linkins

Dinesh D'Souza Docks In America's Safest Harbor For Lackwits [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What is there left to say about Dinesh D'Souza, who, weeks after his Forbes piece ruminating on President Barack Obama's supposed "Kenyan anti-colonia...

Bush-nesia Strikes Again in Right-Wing Media Smear Against Obama, DOJ Attorneys

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Conservatives have been attacking President Obama and the Department of Justice for employing lawyers who previously represented terrorism suspects, even though George Bush did the same thing.

Jason Linkins

Washington Post Hires Cheneyite Marc Thiessen

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Marc Thiessen said in Foreign Policy that Obama was putting national security at risk by killing too many terrorists, leaving precious few available for torture. Time to hire him to write crap op-eds for the Washington Post!

Jason Linkins

Ten Things That Totally Sucked About The Media In 2009

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier, I offered up the Ten Things That Did Not Suck About The Media in 2009. You know what's coming now! The stuff in 2009 that straight up sucked canal water! Let's hit it and quit it.

Sarah Palin, George Will, and Potemkin Debates

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

The debate over climate legislation as carried out by conservatives has taken on a surreal tinge: they don't think the problem the legislation is designed to solve is actually a problem.

Jason Linkins

McNamara Never Stopped Looking Down On War Critics

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's very difficult to get taken seriously in the media today, unless you were strongly beating a drum in favor of the Iraq misadventure. Getting it right still comes with consequences: a diminished share of the pundit-hole. Getting it wrong still comes with rewards.

Jason Linkins

Colbert Takes A Glance At George Will's Stance On Pants (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Stephen Colbert began his show last night by praising Washington Post columnist George Will, and his "rhino balls," for his column last week, which to...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: February 18, 2009

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You know, yesterday, as I read The New Republic's attempt to tell me that it was up to me and President Obama to save newspapers through a sustained c...

Jason Linkins

Weak Subliminal Messages From Fred Hiatt

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fred Hiatt has judged Obama guilty -- not so much for "telling the American people what they want to hear instead of what they need to hear," but for not "telling [them] anything they don't want to hear."