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Jason Linkins

Rolling Stone McChrystal Profile: Mag Fails To Capitalize On Its Own Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier this morning, Rolling Stone executive editor Eric Bates took note of the dismissal of the civilian press aide who set up the interview between...

Jason Linkins

Census Bureau Tracks Attacks On Its Workforce

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's hard out there for America's census workers, those patriotic citizens who are performing the only job left in America. The Census Bureau has bee...

Jason Linkins

Health Care Reform Media Coverage Was Terrible, Finds New Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Did the rampant coverage of the health care reform debate leave you utterly beside yourself with confusion? Well, you're not alone -- that's exactly how the media covered the matter, because they are terrible.

Columbine and the End of Journalism: New York Times on Columbine

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

The New York Times, the paper of record, had a mixed bag when it came to handling the ten-year anniversary of the Columbine shootings.

Jason Linkins

New $100 Bill: Matt Drudge Is Terrified That It Looks European

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In case you haven't heard, the U.S. Treasury unveiled the design of the new $100 bill. It's all tarted up with new colors and new images and it comes...

Jason Linkins

New York Post Assails Obama For Wanting To Reform Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

All this talk of maybe doing something half-assed about the massive failure that caused a nation of dutiful taxpayers to suffer soon filtered back to some (sym)pathetic journalists at the New York Post.

Jason Linkins

Rahm Emanuel Leaving The White House: Sooner Or Later, Maybe Or Not!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, okay, let's talk about the whole "Rahm Emanuel is going to quit in six or eight months" thing. Everyone who covers the White House is behaving as...

Jason Linkins

Dems Skipping Town Halls? Not Really

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jeff Zeleny reported that Democrats were avoiding town hall appearances to avoid "voter rage." Is it true? Well, your definition of "avoiding town hall meetings" would have to be "holding a lot of town hall meetings." So: no.

Jason Linkins

A Critical Look At The WaPo Pulitzers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The quality the Prizes instill retain readers and boost staff morale. I can get behind that thesis. Or, rather, I could get behind this thesis, but unfortunately, I have to view it in context of the Post's actual Pulitzer winners.

Jason Linkins

South African Reporter Provides The World With A Lesson On Interviewing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Andrew Sullivan and Radley Balko point their readers in the direction of this astoundingly wonderful confrontational interview between Chris Barron, o...

Jason Linkins

WaPo Story On Party Committee Spending Comically Reaches For 'Balance'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Paced by a series of critical articles from The Daily Caller, the Republican National Committee and its chairman, Michael Steele, spent a stormy late ...

Jason Linkins

Mike Allen Profile: We Read The NYT Magazine's Politico Piece So You Don't Have To

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Oh boy! Today the fecund womb of the New York Times magazine has birthed into the world Mark Leibovich's seventy-kabillion word essay on Politico's Mi...

Columbine and the End of Journalism: A Daily Blog Series, Part IV

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

I previously discussed Newsweek's coverage of Columbine's ten-year anniversary. But they were not the only ones who wrote as if they were unaware of the twists and turns in the Columbine story.

Jason Linkins

Mark Halperin Won't Defend The 'Permanent Bailout' Talking Point (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I'm very pleased to be able to say this for once: Give it up for Mark Halperin, y'all! Yesterday, I noted how a dominant GOP talking point, allegin...

Jason Linkins

Financial Regulatory Reform And The Extraction of Bipartisanship

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over the past year, when major initiatives fail to pass or pass without a single Republican vote, your beloved Beltway media is typically all too quic...

Columbine and the End of Journalism: A Daily Blog Series, Part III

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

The lesson on this Columbine anniversary that hits April 20 may not come from the shootings themselves. But rather, how the media has covered the shootings since the ten-year anniversary last year.

Reporters Made Their (Em)Bed, But Don't Want to Lie In It

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Martin Luz

So reporters are hopping mad because they aren't getting access to areas damaged by the BP oil spill catastrophe? Well honestly, to a great extent they have only themselves to blame.

Jason Linkins

General David Petraeus Fainted OMGZ: The Mediagasm (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The long war in Afghanistan is the source of any number of scary moments, but you want to know what has to happen for the entire media to freak out en...

New York Times Misses the Mark on Chinese Evictions

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

Michael Wines and Jonathan Ansfield's article makes too much of a new draft law in China, suggesting that it will offer protection to Chinese whose homes are under threat of demolition.

Jason Linkins

NYT's Risen Hits Back At Critics On Afghan Minerals Story, Raises More Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In an interview with John Cook, Risen strikes back at critics of his Afghanistan mineral story. The story was met with substantial criticism since the news of the mineral riches was not exactly new.

Columbine and the End of Journalism: A Daily Blog Series, Part II

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

The lesson on this Columbine anniversary may not come from the shootings themselves, but rather how the media has covered the shootings since the ten-year anniversary last year.

Jason Linkins

Washington Post Article Critical Of Lobbying Somehow Makes The Front Page

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Today's Washington Post has a story entitled "Nearly two dozen congressional fundraisers held at D.C. Springsteen shows last year", which reports righ...

The World's First Climate War!

Asher Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Asher Miller

It's estimated that only a small fraction of the oil that's being hemorrhaged into the Gulf of Mexico is visible to us. However, it's what we can't see that we should be really worrying about.

Jason Linkins

Network Coverage Of Mining Disaster Fails To Note Absence Of Unionization

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CJR's Liz Cox Barrett encourages others to "send the link" to this piece from Andrew Tyndall's Tyndall Report on the coverage of the Upper Big Branch ...

Jason Linkins

Dems, GOP Accuse Each Other Of Fostering Bailouts, But Maybe Only One Side Is Right?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, your legislators are hard at work crafting some form of financial reform legislation. ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports today that President Obam...