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Josh Marshall

NSA Surveillance Is Legal, and That's the Worst Thing About It

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

One of the most disturbing realities the surveillance revelations have brought into relief is that in its drive to safeguard national security, the Obama Administration has concocted tactics that draw a sharp line dividing the state and the public, casting the latter in the role of potential conspirator.

Michael Calderone

Influential Liberal Magazine May Close

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.01.2012 | Media

The American Prospect, an influential liberal politics and policy magazine, could shut its doors at the end of May unless the nonprofit publication ra...

Gingrich Loses the Media Primary

Dan Kennedy | Posted 04.02.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

The rough media consensus today is that the Republican contest is, in fact, over. Gingrich is described not so much as a serious contender for the Republican nomination as he is an impediment to Romney's need to unify the party and focus on Barack Obama.

Media Blows Debt Crisis Coverage With Balance Bias

Ari Melber | Posted 09.26.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

The increasingly disorderly fight over raising the debt ceiling has not only exposed the petty dysfunctions of the US Congress, it has also revealed a core failure of American political journalism.

You've Got to Be Carefully Taught

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

As citizens of the nation continue through the summer, distracting themselves by howling at the moon and one another, I spent this past weekend in Manhattan seeing revivals of two classic period pieces of American theater.

Why McChrystal is a Gift to Obama (as Well as a "Teachable Moment")

John Odum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Odum

Expectations for decisive action by this President have steadily eroded. With today's news, Mr. Obama has stopped that slide among many -- and all thanks to a freebie.

President Obama Loses His Base: He Just Ran Out of Slack

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

The media was quick to declare the Obama honeymoon over this summer. Yet supporters exhilarated by Obama's win in November 2008 were still willing to cut him slack. That slack just ran out.

Obama Has Off-The-Record Lunch With Journalists At White House

Politico | Posted by Michael Calderone 03:13 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The attendees for Friday's lunch were as follows: CNN's David Gergen, Washington Post's Chris Cillizza, Newsweek's Jon Meacham and Howard Fineman, the...

25 Bloggers You Wish You Were Reading

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sklar

Remember when the web used to be about following links to someone's cool blogspot site? Now it's all about the world of ultra-ultra-niche or the secret gems that the big sites troll daily for their unique takes.

WashTimes and Fox News Now Unleashing Mobs On Private Citizens (Including Kids)

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The conservative movement has become a mindless mob, and the right-wing media, more and more often, are sending their overeager foot soldiers out on seek-and-destroy missions involving private citizens.

How Progressive Groupthink Hindered Health Reform

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

How could the president get the idea that an individual mandate, especially without a public option, was a "goody" for progressives?

Summer's State of the Union: SCOTUS, Politico & Bruno Bring the Heat

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Nobody, especially Sotomayor, is really going to say anything new or dramatic, so can we skip it? No? D'oh! A wise Latina might let us, but we all know how the Republicans feel about them.

Jason Linkins

Stephen Colbert Demands To Know Why TPM's Josh Marshall Is Not Wearing Bathrobe (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Marshall predicted, jokingly, that TPM would eventually "beat [the New York Times] down." In Colbertian terms, the Times is on Marshall's "on notice" board, but not yet on the "dead to me" list.

Think Again: Blogosphere to Mainstream Media: Get Off the Bus (and Walk a Mile in Our Shoes)

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Dowd's accident is yet another sign of how traditional media outlets are increasingly (and to their credit) taking cues from the reporters and commentators that populate the blogosphere.

Josh Marshall: "I Appreciated" Maureen Dowd's Quick Correction

TPM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Whatever the mechanics of how it happened, I never thought it was intentional. Dowd and the Times quickly corrected it, which I appreciated....

Jason Linkins

Dowd Returns To Form In Josh Marshall-Free Column

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the ironic things about Maureen Dowd's last, infamous column is that at first glance, people were struck by the sudden emergence of intelligenc...

Maureen Dowd Is All in Your Head

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Here's the most boring question I've been asked in the last 24 hours: What do you think of Maureen Dowd's plagiarism? Here's the most boring question I'm regularly asked: What do you think of Maureen Dowd?

What Maureen Dowd is Trying to Tell Us

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Allison Kilkenny

I see this latest scandal as a cry for help from Dowd. She's trying to tell us, and her bosses at The New York Times, something very important.

Say It Ain't So, MoDo

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John McQuaid

Assuming Dowd's explanation is true, and she's soliciting input from friends and cutting and pasting it into columns, that's worse in some ways than cribbing from published work.

Once Again, Real Journalism From Comedy Central (VIDEO)

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Nickolas

Leave it to Comedy Central -- this time Stephen Colbert -- to do the traditional media's job in exposing the fanatical charlatans like Glenn Beck.

Sam Stein

Dems Fear Bush Will Tie Obama's Hands On TARP

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is increasingly anxiety among members of Congress and fiscal watchdogs over the handling of the Troubled Asset Relief Program by the Bush admini...

Gumbo Granny Blogs From the Bayou for Obama

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georgianne Nienaber

What you hear again and again here in South Louisiana is that no one has the TIME to work on campaigning. Most families are still recovering from thre...

Sam Stein

Noonan, York, Toobin And Others Take Aim At McCain

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With 22 days left before the voters hit the polls, conservative pundits and media commentators are scratching their heads over the lack of direction -...

Reading The Pictures: The Likes We Haven't Seen Since Terri Schiavo

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-09-04-shaw1.jpg As uncomfortable and inappropriate as it feels, the drama surrounding the Palin family -- especially on the visual plane -- has become very much a political issue.

Does Josh Marshall Believe In New Media?

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bart Motes

In a typically astute post about the McCain camp's crocodile tears over Sarah Palin's post-facto media vetting, Josh Marshall observes that for all th...