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Jason Linkins

"Dwell Time" For Troops Largely Ignored By Media

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I was a little surprised this Sunday when two interviews with U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates failed to yield any serious questions on whether ...

Jason Linkins

Chris Matthews Thinks Health Care Reform Is Being "Hung Up By The Left"

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On this evening's edition of Hardball, Chris Matthews hosted Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele, and the two men proceeded to have the...

Jason Linkins

The Blackhearted Ethos Of Game Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Halperin and Heilemann's Game Change is a soulless and dishonest work. The two authors have basically allowed anyone willing to offer nasty hearsay, trash-talk, or score-settling to dump away.

Nobel Obama, Noble Gandhi ... and These Ignoble Times

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vamsee Juluri

It may be true that President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for promise rather than achievement, but let us not forget that there is at least one point on which he has already proven himself -- civility.

Jason Linkins

WaPo Vet Involved In Newsroom Punch-Up Surprised By Attention

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yesterday, we got news of a newsroom dust-up at the Washington Post, where Henry Allen, veteran features editor, criticized a "charticle" for its lack...

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Peter Orszag Love Child: Not That Rare Despite Media Obsession

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over at Double X, Kerry Howley makes a sensible point about Peter Orszag and "journalists' enduring attachment to the phrase 'love child'." I've yet ...

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Anonymous White House Sources Praise White House In Important Journalistic Scoop

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yesterday, Glenn Greenwald tore apart a piece of stenographic PR that ran in the Washington Post. Titled "Obama Team Says Zazi Case Illustrates Balan...

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BREAKING: Politico, Drudge-Baiting And Pointlessly Mystifying The Political Process

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Much has already been said about Politico editor John F. Harris's recent idiotic "7 stories Barack Obama doesn't want told" article. Matt Yglesias mak...

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Obama-Bush: A Tale Of Two Critiques

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yesterday, the editors of the New York Times penned some tough, smart criticism of the White House's many "recent reminders of this dismaying retreat ...

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Dana Milbank Attempts To Resurrect Viral Video Comedy Career (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

OMFG, Dana Milbank! Were you not paying attention to the year, 2009, which famously rose up with one clear voice to call for the immediate death of "M...

Fox 31 In Denver Promotes Rush-Like Scare Tactics

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

There's been the invidious thread in public discourse recently that, somehow, kid-glove treatment by liberals of minorities has literally led to murder and violence against whites.

Jason Linkins

Mark Halperin Really, Really Thinks His Anonymously Sourced Scoop Is Super Important!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's been brought to my attention that yesterday, Halperin published a SUPER-DOOPER IMPORTANT HEALTH CARE SCOOPLET.

Jason Linkins

Ten Things That Did Not Suck About The Media In 2009

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's New Year's Eve, that time of year when you toss aside your better instincts and succumb to America's need for Contemplative Listicles that Explai...

Lighting Out For The South

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tracy L. Barnett

Over course of the next year, I will be traveling through Latin America, reporting on the important and innovative work of world-changers at the grassroots

Jason Linkins

CNN Taking Credit For "Balloon Boy" Scoop They Blew

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I can't help but notice that in its recent report on the "Balloon boy" incident of last week, which authorities are now treating as a staged hoax, CNN...

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Mark Foley Slams Max Baucus, Compares Scandals: 'They Had Me Run Out Of Town'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This weekend's tempest in a teapot involved a now six-day-old video clip of Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) yelling at Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) abo...

Going Rogue with Fact Checking

Janet Turley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Janet Turley

It's no surprise that Going Rogue has spun such a widespread reaction. Sarah Palin is a polarizing figure that rarely makes anyone indifferent to her....

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Media Struggles To Reconcile Dow Surge With Unemployment

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hey, kids! Did you get the funny feeling in the past 48 hours that the legal tender in your wallet felt a little more bald-eagley? There's a reason ...

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Why Progressives Might Want To Kill The Health Care Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The fight for health care reform has this week been overtaken by the fight over the quality of the fighting, as the emerging point of debate becomes w...

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Rick Morrissey, Chicago Sportswriter, Literally Eats His Own Words (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Tribune columnist -- the author of an "unflattering assessment of Bulls center Joakim Noah" -- eats his own words. Maybe Rick Reilly should consider what will wash down his predictions about the Broncos!

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

Don't tell me that nontroversy doesn't matter. With nearly as many Americans approving of Palin as Obama, nontroversy really, really matters.

Jason Linkins

Five Eliminated In WaPo's Important Pundit Contest

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Washington Post is searching for America's Next Top Cheaply-Bought Purveyor Of Online Opinion, and yesterday, the paper made its first round of cr...

The Media, Mark McGwire, and Chew

David Roher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Roher

The media performs a great disservice when it treats steroids as miracle drugs.When we link PEDs to McGwire, we link steroids to success that had very little to do with drugs. It's like featuring the Beatles as the center of an anti-pot campaign.

Jason Linkins

How Watching Cable News Induces Despair

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What could have possibly reduced Center For American Progress blogger Matt Yglesias to a state of "agitation," "despair," anger, and "helpless[ness]" ...

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Hollywood And Washington, D.C. Are Very Much Alike

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In yesterday's Los Angeles Times, John Horn and Tina Daunt wrote about the extent to which the Hollywood community is terribly out of touch with the ...