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Who Is Pressing The Pressmen?

Emily Bracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Emily Bracken

Humorists and comedians are a curious bunch. Quixotic by nature, they want so desperately to live in a world of decency, fairness and goodness, and in Stewart's case, in a world where the media grew some cajones.

Obama Brings Flush Times For Black News Media

New York Times | RACHEL L. SWARNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For the nation's black magazines, newspapers, and television and radio stations, the arrival of the Obama administration has ushered in an era of unp...

Colbert Shrugged: Ayn Rand Institute Responds to 'Rand Illusion'

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Juliette Powell

Is Colbert, and the media in general, taking a cheap shot -- going for the easy laugh using Rand's philosophy of selfishness -- or are they using humor and irony to open a much needed public debate?

Take Note: News Corp Quietly Owns NYC Neighborhood Newspapers

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With News Corp's purchase of neighborhood publications like the Brooklyn Paper, all that annoying journalism that challenges pesky things like protecting citizens from eminent domain is all but lost.

"Word Cloud" - Your Brain On CNN!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

CNN Vice President Bohrman, do you truly believe we viewers are dumb enough to accept a bizarre word scramble as the thesis of a literate and clear thinking President?

Iraq: Stories You May Have Missed

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

After six years and more than 4,000 U.S. casualties, the Iraq War seems to have disappeared from the national conversation.

Counting the Cost of Good and Bad Debt

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

While watching President Obama's press conference Tuesday evening, I was struck by a few things that are often forgotten in the criticism of his proposed budget.

Turning to a New Generation to Solve the News Crisis

Alexander Heffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alexander Heffner

Rather than asking young people to pay -- an admittedly unrealistic proposition according to most of those who study journalistic trends -- let's seek their own engagement in news gathering.

How to Become a "Death of Newspapers" Blogger

Paul Dailing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Dailing

The more you self-reference, pick feuds and talk about the failure of TimesSelect, the better you're doing. If you make it sound like you're the one who figured out newspapers are dying, you win.

My First Day on Twitter

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

I've generally been dismissive of Twitter as a further dumbing down of our discourse and journalism but after one day I see the useful side of it.

Six Years into the Iraq War: Can We Still Be a Superpower?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

But if we are clear, now, about the failure of the neoconservative agenda of global dominance, the question remains: How should the U.S. relate to the rest of the world?

Why Does the World Media Love to Hate Israel?

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bradley Burston

Originally appeared on I was just in the States, speaking to members of Ameinu, an organization which, the times notwithstanding, remai...

Journalism 'Had About Enough' of All This '@#$%&'

Rip Empson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rip Empson

Of late, the traditional media in which Journalism presents itself has been suffering from what some would call a lack of 'identifiable revenue streams' and may soon be forced into early retirement.

American College Reporters See Israel Up Close In The Editors Screened Tomorrow in DC

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Kloosterman

Six university newspaper editors from America visited Israel for the first time last December, and the already planned trip happened to coincide with the first week of the recent Gaza Conflict.

An AIG of conservative enlightenment? Hardly.

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Little Limbaughs throughout the media are taking El Rushbo's cue, lining up, pitchforks in hand, rallying to the defense of the little guys at the bazillion-dollar insurance behemoth.

I Don't Care About AIG's Bonuses

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Where is all the furor over the $12 billion sent over to Iraq as pallets of cash, which then simply disappeared into that trillion dollar rat hole without accounting or explanation?

Ingraham, Coulter: Bullying Is Not OK

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jennifer Donahue

I am also confused, Meghan. Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter seem to really, really dislike you. We know they disliked your father, but going after you...

Beyond Stem Cells and Global Warming: Media Ignore Bush Administration's Widespread Interference with Science

John W. Delicath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John W. Delicath

The fact that the Bush administration routinely allowed politics to trump science in the policy-making process is well-known and extensively documented. Yet, the media continue to act otherwise.

A Weighty Battle Gets Uglier -- Can We All Be a Little More Sensitive?

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil Bronstein

Spring Break has broken out in the political techno-sphere with attractive, blonde women scrapping in unseemly and insensitive ways.

What If Jon Stewart, Instead of John King, Interviewed Dick Cheney

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

Someone needs to kidnap King and take him to a journalism deprogramming center -- preferably one run by Jon Stewart and his team.

Dittoheads: The Downfall of Newspapers

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Judith Ellis

In an article in the Washington Post conservative columnist, Kathleen Parker, questions whether Rush Limbaugh and his dittoheads have been the cause o...

The Mother of All Analogies

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Earl Pomerantz

The Jon Stewart-Jim Cramer interview itself was a letdown. I don't know what I was expecting. A fistfight, maybe.

Win-Hold-Lose: How the Pentagon is Already Planning the Next Wars

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Americans get worked up at the thought of an extended, massive ground invasion of foreign lands. That's why the future of war is small, scattered, air-oriented, and covert.

Blamer vs. Cramer: Why Jon Stewart Won the Battle but Might Lose the War

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Randall Amster

Yes, Stewart clearly eviscerated Cramer the other night. Maybe that made some folks feel marginally better about things, but this sort of pistol-whipping palliative (entertaining as it may be) won't in itself turn the tide.

Obama To Reporters: "Take Whacks" At Gibbs

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As press were filing out of the Oval Office this afternoon -- after a briefing photo op with President Obama and Paul Volcker -- Mr. Obama asked, "How...