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Smearing Private Bergdahl: the Republican Right Descends to a New Low

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

I thought Karl Rove's 2004 Swift Boating of John Kerry's Vietnam service record in the US Navy was pretty disgusting, but the recent smears against President Barack Obama for winning Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release have descended to a new low.

Maintaining Neutrality In The New York Times, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, had a thoughtful response to the question of how the paper maintains a neutral political point ...

George Orwell and Karl Kraus: Two Sides of the Same Argument Against Political Euphemism

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 06.02.2014 | Books
Franz-Stefan Gady

Kraus's perplexing aphorisms and linguistic legerdemain and Orwell's sparse prose are two sides of the same argument against political euphemism employed to dehumanize and enslave a population for the sake of a 'higher good' or grosse Zeit (extraordinary times).

The Myth of Mainstream Media Bias

Paul Milo | Posted 05.31.2014 | Media
Paul Milo

The bias is not political, but in favor of generating the most buzz, getting the most page views or the highest ratings. And eyeballs, especially in the Internet era, equal revenue.

Republican Rebranding a Massive Failure

Dale Hansen | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Priebus can cut off contact with liberal media outlets to protest claims that he feels are unjust; however, if he is truly dedicated to reestablishing the Republican Party, he could start by looking in the mirror first because as these examples show there is nothing the liberal media can say that will make Republicans look worse than their own actions do.

The Real Problem With Unpaid Internships

VICE | Charles Davis | Posted 12.02.2013 | Media

I was 21 years old when I took out my earring, combed my hair, and tried concealing my distaste for power and Washington, DC, in order to ask question...

Buck Should Be Mad at Himself, Not the 'Liberal Media'

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.27.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

During an interview on KNUS' Jimmy Sengenberger Show Sat., GOP Senate candidate Ken Buck explained what he learned from his 2010 loss to Democrat Michael Bennet.

In Defense of Nepotism and Classism at the New York Times

Keli Goff | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
Keli Goff

I've been hard pressed to identify mainstream news outlets that qualify as bastions of true liberalism, actively devoted to advancing basic liberal principles such as racial and economic equality. I was reminded of this upon reading a recent column by Andrew Ross Sorkin.

Alex Seitz-Wald: It's A Conspiracy!

92nd Street Y | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

As part of 92Y's partnership with Salon.com, political reporter Alex Seitz-Wald spoke with us at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington D.C. about conspira...

Think Again: Why Didn't the Iraq War Kill 'The Liberal Media'?

Eric Alterman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

We're three weeks into our "Lessons Learned from the Iraq War" -- more accurately titled, "Lessons Unlearned." One of the most glaring of these is the notion of a "liberal media" during the war.

Holding America Hostage

Bhakti Shringarpure | Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment
Bhakti Shringarpure

The history of inter-connectedness between culture, media and US interests in the Middle East offers a great contextual window into the ways in which the entertainment industry at once mimics and solidifies foreign policy.

Think Again: The 'Virtually Voiceless'

Eric Alterman | Posted 03.26.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

If the only places conservatives can get their news bias-free are sources committed to their own cause, there is no need to face up to "reality" as such. It's an endless loop of victimization and self-justification.

Jason Linkins

Richard Mourdock: 'Liberal Media' To Blame For Senate Loss For Reporting Dumb Public Statements

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Failed Indiana Senate aspirant Richard Mourdock needs some money, please. Just a few bills, if you can spare them? As it turns out, he has a "few last...

How the Liberal Media Might Have Contributed to Obama's Post-Debate Downfall

Dee Evans | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Dee Evans

Romney had a bad night and conservatives lit into Obama, Obama had a bad night and liberals lit into... Obama!

Leaning Tower of Journalism

John O'Toole | Posted 12.16.2012 | Media
John O'Toole

In this century, the news business has gone from straight and unbiased news to bending over backwards to flat on your back. Political parties are already irrelevant in this country. Is the press next in line? Or is it already there?

Is the Press Actually Fueling Political Conflict in America?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 12.11.2012 | Media
Sanjay Sanghoee

The twin phenomena of sound bites and ideological commentary have become so common, and play so well, that the purpose of news itself seems to have morphed from keeping the public informed to shaping public opinion.

Liberal Media Freak Out: No Wonder They Call You Lame

Gavin Shulman | Posted 12.11.2012 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

This is not the time for journalistic integrity. This is the time to step up and do the right's thing. For the sake of the country.

Denver Post Is Central Casting's "Liberal Mainstream Media?"

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You may have heard that Secretary of State Scott Gessler said last week that the "left" doesn't care about voter fraud. But he also said that he likes to "tease" that the Denver Post is the embodiment of the "liberal mainstream media."

Fox News and the Journalism Trust Deficit: Is Mainstream Media a Threat to Our Democracy?

David Beem | Posted 12.02.2012 | Media
David Beem

Mistrust of the media hit a new high this year, according to a recent Gallup poll. I blame Rupert Murdoch. Here's why you should too.

Facts Are Not a Liberal Bias

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 11.05.2012 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

When conservative commentators and Republican politicians tell you they are under-represented in the media, that their views don't reach Americans in the way that liberal ideas do, that they are NOT the mainstream media, they are lying. Conservative media IS mainstream.

The Media Myth Surrounding Obama's Negative Campaign

Eric Boehlert | Posted 10.07.2012 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Yes, the amount of money the Democrat and Republican candidates are spending continues to shatter all previous benchmarks. That is not in dispute. But in terms of the content and the tone, the race remains reminiscent of previous White House contests.

Should Elected Leaders Talk to All Journalists, Even Rabid Ones?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

With the major media in decline, and more small outlets lining up along ideological lines, many people are less likely to hear from elected officials they disagree with.

CO Secretary of State Reveals He's a Brilliant Media Critic

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.22.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

There's a good chance someone is going to say something newsworthy when they preface it with, "some folks in my office cringed when I said this, but I'm going to say it again."

Newt's Victim Card Is a Joker

Michael Sigman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Michael Sigman

The trouble for Newt is that the victim strategy has no exit strategy. Having embarked on the trail of "You started it, Mitt"/"you're a big bully, Mitt," Newt hasd to project his own massive flaws onto others ever more hyperbolically.

Does Humor Have a Liberal Bias?

Lori Day | Posted 01.26.2012 | Media
Lori Day

The current GOP candidates are drop-dead funny, but they aren't trying to be. They're the manna from heaven that falls into the laps of left-wing talk show hosts who have the easiest job in the world these days.