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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...

Jason Linkins

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 ...

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

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 ...

Jason Linkins

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...

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

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...

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...

Jason Linkins

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....

Jason Linkins

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 ...

Jason Linkins

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...

Jason Linkins

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!

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]" ...

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.

Enough With the David Letterman Hoopla Already!

Annie Stamell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Annie Stamell

Okay. Ladies and Gentlemen of the media, please! Enough with this David Letterman hoopla already! You know something? I DON'T CARE! I don't. In fac...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Osborne

Nontroversy feeds on empty, twisted brains. In this case, a general unfamiliarity with the language of scientific banter allows the "climategate" nontroversy to overwhelm the consensus on global warming.

Jason Linkins

The State Of Your Post-Election Media Memes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you missed out on last night's election, well, don't you know that you missed out on the most important off-off-year election in our lives? It's t...

Dan Froomkin

Fool Me Over and Over and Over Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Our elite media has been repeatedly suckered into trumpeting glaringly unsupported assertions about the number of Guantanamo detainees that have "retu...

Jason Linkins

White House Mocks 'Politico' With Super-Mean Email Forward

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I'd describe Politico's brand of journalism as banality, added to Scientology, multiplied by the spasmodic frenzy of a tween who hasn't learned to displace their unfulfilled erotic needs onto emo vampires.

Jason Linkins

Politico Finally Gets To The Bottom Of Listicles, With Listicle

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Listicles! Journalists love listicles the way the President loves playing basketball, without the ladies. We make them, I make them, Mark Halperin c...

Jason Linkins

Watch, As This Snarky Pool Report Outrages Precisely No One

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I think we can all agree that the business of pool report writing was just too super-serious to take chances!