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Jason Linkins

Someone Should Show Thomas Friedman What The Internet Is And How To Write For It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

Over at The New York Times op-ed page, Thomas Friedman has written a very good column on the disconnect between normal human Americans and policy elit...

Jason Linkins

Syria Process Critics Want To Punish You With Their Garbage Opinions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

Over at the Plum Line, Greg Sargent elucidates the way the ongoing coverage of our ministrations over what to do in Syria provides another example of ...

A Letter to the News Media From Their Biggest Fan

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 11.17.2013 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

Yes, we know that your corporate overlords are demanding that you do your work faster and cheaper -- but you are slowly and most assuredly killing the only thing we need from you: accuracy.

Jason Linkins

GOOD Now A Booster For Military Drone Tech

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

In the not-too-distant past, there was a magazine called GOOD, which was dedicated to all things positive -- philanthropy, advancement ... really, any...

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How Much Will The Media's Disapproving Yowling Over Syria Affect President Obama?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

Political science time! Two weekends ago, President Barack Obama decided that rather than act unilaterally in pursuing a military solution to Syria's ...

Jason Linkins

The Only Way The New Crossfire Will Hurt America Is By Boring It To Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.11.2013 | Media

On Monday night, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker made good on his threat and returned "Crossfire," the show that Jon Stewart famously and accurate...

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Eat The Press Has Scored A Decisive Victory Over Chris Cillizza In 'Bully Pulpit' Blowout

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

Eat The Press has beaten the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza in political science, in a rout. Let's go to the Eat The Press telestrator for the detai...

Jason Linkins

If Congress Says 'No' On Syria, What Happens Next?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

As our own Jennifer Bendery reported earlier on Friday, White House deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken gave an interview with National Publ...

Jason Linkins

Celebrate, America! The 'Grand Bargain' Is Still Dead!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

In this time of tension and trouble, it's rare to have good news to bring you, but today I'm happy to say I have some: The "Grand Bargain" is still de...

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Welcome To 'This Town,' Sally Quinn!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

Yesterday, the pointless Howard Kurtz published a pointless item on a Washington, D.C. yoga instructor named Pari Bradlee. There was no reason for him...

An Open Letter to the Media and Hollywood on Miley Cyrus

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 10.27.2013 | Media
Eliyahu Federman

Stop criticizing Miley Cyrus's butt-grinding MTV Video Music Award show. She is merely conforming to and mimicking the licentious culture you created.

Jason Linkins

Anti-Obama Ranters Have Just Started Plagiarizing Each Other

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

As someone who has enjoyed a LOL or two reading the odd rantings of President Barack Obama's more "free-range" critics, I have long worried the day wo...

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Howard Kurtz Perving Out On Yoga Instructors On The Internet Is Now 'Media Reporting,' Apparently

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.28.2013 | Media

I'm not sure what there is left to say about Howard Kurtz, who has long let go of whatever tenuous hold he once had on doing anything particularly not...

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Iowa GOP Worries Iowa Might Lose Relevance In 2016, Based On Stuff That Didn't Happen In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Over at The New York Times, Jonathan Martin has the story about the GOP state party officials in Iowa, fretting that they're facing the possibility th...

Reflections on Miley Cyrus's 'We Can't Stop'

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 10.26.2013 | Entertainment
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Is Miley America's young, waiting to be devoured? Is she our new Princess of Pop, or is she a princess waiting to be popped? Or is Miley all of us, all of us in our toiling, immature machinations of narcissism?

Jason Linkins

Impeachment Fantasies Fill Out The Dull Last Days Of August

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

Idle hands are the devil's playground, especially during these dog days of summer where the "news" is supposedly "slow." And so it really shouldn't be...

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The Quran-Burning Preacher Is Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

Three years ago, in one of the sorriest episodes of American life, a great dollop of excrement in human form named Terry Jones capitalized on a slow-n...

Trump '16? Big Media Digs Deep

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.16.2013 | Media
Michael Sigman

During the 2012 Republican primary, the media had its fun with the pseudo-candidacy of Donald Trump, who dropped out without having dropped in because...

Jason Linkins

Former WaPo Ombudsman To Jeff Bezos: Fire Jennifer Rubin

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.15.2013 | Media

Patrick Pexton, who served as the ombudsman of the Washington Post from March 2011 to March 2013 (at which point the Post decided it wasn't going to h...

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Why Is CNN Turning Its Website Into A Mood Ring?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.15.2013 | Media

When you go to CNN.com are you "often overwhelmed" by it? Does it "sometimes seem like a machine that spits out breaking news?" I sort of think that C...

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Welcome To The Internet, David Brooks!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

This past weekend's Sunday shows were their typical wealth of human wreckage, what with all this stuff that happened, and also this stuff, as well as ...

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At Some Point, The GOP Has To Realize That The Sunday Shows' Bookers Are Making It Look Terrible

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

This week, "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" kicked off with a question: "Why is Donald Trump stumping in Iowa?" This answer to that question is ...

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Hillary Clinton Infotainment And Its Discontents

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

The first big universal kerfuffle of the 2016 election season, which is still many hundreds of days away, isn't about policy, or the readiness of a pa...

Is Anthony Weiner to Blame for the Media Circus in the New York City Mayoral Race?

Mario Almonte | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Mario Almonte

Journalists and bloggers, like giggling, grade-school children, can't seem to contain themselves over the opportunity to make fun of the boy in the mayoral race with a name that sounds like a male body part.

Jason Linkins

Here Are 5 'Green Lantern' Options Open To President Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

The short version of my post from Wednesday about the limits of presidential power and influence is simply this: The process of policymaking affords ...