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Cantor Blames Liberal Media For Obama Birth Certificate Conspiracy

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP Rep. Eric Cantor says he's no birther -- he has no questions about Obama's citizenship, his spokesman tells me. But Cantor is placing the blame fo...

The "Just Say NO-Bama Campaign": Part 1 - Where Have All the News Editors Gone?

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

I am deeply concerned that the rules of engagement have been irresponsibly relaxed under the pressure to compete for the scoops, exclusives and gotcha-quotes-of-the-day.

Man the Barricades, Men! The Gays Are at the Gates!

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Their warning of the "grave harm" that will ensue if gays and lesbians are allowed to serve openly in our all-volunteer military was essentially that volunteers will leave in droves.

The Radical Middle Wins in Iowa -- Gay Marriage and the Power of Progressive Centrism

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Shireman

The Iowa decision illustrates that progress is possible when principled people on the left and right set aside their cultural preferences, and examine their beliefs at a deeper level.

CBS News Pick Claimed Democrats are Bad People

Ira Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ira Forman

CBS News named Jeff Ballabon, a New York Republican activist, to serve as the Senior Vice President of Communications. What are they thinking?

Bernard Goldberg's "Bias" Against the Facts

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Just shy of a week after Obama took the oath of office, there's a new tome out by Bernard Goldberg that seeks to trash the supposedly liberal "mainstream media" for being in the tank for Obama.

Battling Media Bias

Stefan Deeran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stefan Deeran

A better way to improve our public discourse is to create forums where people with different biases and views actually have a reason to interact with each other.

The Day the Music Died

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

For eight years, our president, his team, and his vocal fan club on Fox and the radio have been singing the same sick and dissonant song. They tried to divide the country by spreading fear.

The Media's Liberal Reverse Bias

J. L. Ballinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J. L. Ballinger

Obama could pick almost anybody for his cabinet and it would represent something new from the current lame ducks.

Reality Has a Liberal Bias

Aram Khayatpour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Aram Khayatpour

During the presidential campaign season, media coverage of McCain was 57% negative and 14% positive while the coverage of Obama was 29% negative and 36% positive.

Long Live the Media's Left Wing Bias!

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Horowitz

When I was at CBS and working with the News guys, they spent hours each day planning to distort the news and never show America anything that they did not like! Boy was that fun.

Elephant in the Room: When Will the GOP Join the Blogosphere?

Maegan Carberry and Elizabeth Blackney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maegan Carberry and Elizabeth Blackney

Liberals may be ecstatic about the influence the blogosphere has had on the election results, but thoughtful citizens should have reservations about the absence of conservative dialogue.

With Thanks To Those Who Brought Us Here

Rick Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Siegel

Thanks to President-elect Obama not just for leading this nonviolent coup of everyday Americans overthrowing a military industrial junta, but for recognizing that the work has just begun.

The Morning After

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jan Herman

It is the Journal, in a column this morning by Thomas Frank, an addition to the Journal's opinion pages to balance all the resident right-wingers, that puts Obama's victory in proper perspective.

Major Newspapers, Networks Don't Dig Deep When Covering McCain

Jim Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Kaplan

It is not enough to report what a candidate says. When he lies, distorts, or smears, he should be held accountable in print or on the air.

Obama Has What It Takes (and It's Not What You Think It Is)

Robert Draper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Draper

To me at least, Obama doesn't do that convincing an impression of a socialist. He's much more convincing as Machiavelli.

The 35,000,000 Visitor Question This November 4th

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Boyce

When the votes are counted next Tuesday, this site and many others like it, deserve a share of the applause and a mention in everyone's victory speech.

New York Republicans Admittedly Ambivalent On McCain-Palin

Odile Weissenborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Odile Weissenborn

I thought the criticism of Palin was rather remarkable, as it was coming from fellow Republicans so close to the election. "I am a New York City Republican," said one, "which means I'm like a left-wing Democrat in Wyoming."

Is the Gasbag Lying? Or is He Just Ignorant?

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jan Herman

When that salary ended, Davis asked for, and received, a consultant fee from Freddie Mac that payed him $15,000 a month.

The Culture War Option For The Palin Convention

Jay Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jay Rosen

McCain's convention gambit is now a culture war strategy. It depends for its execution on conflict with journalists and bloggers and on confusion between and among the press, the blogosphere, and the Democratic party.

Politico: Republicans Have No Rival To HuffPost, TPM

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans have no lack of would-be George F. Wills. But what they really need are some more Robert D. Novaks. The distinction between the two prom...

Final Notes On The John McCain News Hunt

NewsTrust | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
NewsTrust

If a news story has appeal on the right and left it suggests deeper coverage. Here then are five stories on McCain from center-right sources which appealed to our OfftheBus news hunters.

Study: 60 Percent Of Nation's Daily Papers Publish More Conservative Columnists Than Progressives

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This project did something that has never been done before: It amassed data on the syndicated columnists published by nearly every daily newspaper in ...