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The Media-Pollster Axis Stole the Election

Llewellyn King | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Llewellyn King

There is no doubt about the public mood. So why didn't the public vote when there was so much journalistic enthusiasm for the election; when an amazing amount of television time, especially on cable, was given to politics; and when radio goes at politics 24-7?

Michael Calderone

Inside The 2012 Twitter-Fueled News Cycle

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.27.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- When Pierre Prosper, a foreign policy adviser to presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, accused President Barack Obama Thursda...

Did Economic Populism Win South Carolina for Newt Gingrich?

Asher Smith | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Asher Smith

Perhaps Mitt Romney's fumble in South Carolina was not entirely unpredictable. But why, if Romney was not to prevail, was it Newt Gingrich -- and not Rick Santorum -- who benefited?

Michael Calderone

New York Magazine Ramps Up 2012 Coverage

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.04.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- On Nov. 21 New York magazine hit newsstands with dueling pieces, one titled "How the GOP Went Mad," by former Bush speechwriter David Frum...

Hope We Can Belie In

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam

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Andrew Sullivan TEARS Into Bill O'Reilly: 'Propagandist,' 'Dishonest And Wrong'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Blogger Andrew Sullivan tore into Bill O'Reilly Thursday, calling his criticisms of President Obama ridiculous and asking to go on his show to debate ...

Weekly Pulse: Sharron Angle Mocks Insurance for Autism; The Fight to Save Food Stamps

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The woman gunning for Sen. Harry Reid's (D-NV) job doesn't believe that autism exists. Yes, you hea...

Weekly Pulse: Anti-Masturbation Crusader Christine O'Donnell is Master of Her Domain

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Christine O'Donnell is master of her domain. The deeply conservative Tea Party darling won the Repu...

You've Got to Be Carefully Taught

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

As citizens of the nation continue through the summer, distracting themselves by howling at the moon and one another, I spent this past weekend in Manhattan seeing revivals of two classic period pieces of American theater.

Weekly Diaspora: Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Crusade Continues

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Catherine Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Though Arizona's SB 1070 went into effect without its most controversial provisions, the legislation'...

Olbermann Enrolls At Glenn Beck University

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck probably should have seen this coming when he launched "Glenn Beck University": the "liberal media" is signing up and mocking Beck's online...

White House Correspondents Dinner: Obama Can Also Be His Own Comedian

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

Beyond all of the indulgence of VIP lists, select tables, black tie and gown, meet and greet stuff at this gathering is that there were real moments of serious policy and political discussion that were not trivial.

Weekly Pulse: The Pill at 50 and Oklahoma's Extreme Ultrasound Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fifty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill. Needless to...

Koch Industries' Unsolicited Emails: More Questions Than Answers

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

Is Koch Industries the largest funder of climate science denying organizations in the world and whether that's true or not, what's Koch Industries' position on climate change?

Weekly Pulse: Prostate Health is Girly and Other Health Care Paradoxes

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger This week's health care news was full of mind-bending paradoxes: Prostate health is girly, abstinence-...

The Pulse: House Passes Health Care Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Last night, the House of Representatives passed comprehensive health care reform after more than a yea...

Tea Party Leader Calls Obama "Half-White Racist"

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit Last September Mark Williams, a tour partner with the Tea Party Express, referred to Presi...

Weekly Pulse: Bayh-Partisanship=Giving Your Seat to a Republican

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger You will be shocked, shocked to hear that a Blue Dog Democrat who made a career out of undermining his...

Weekly Pulse: Did Wiretappers Target Landrieu Over Health Care Deal?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger The conservative videographer who donned a pimp suit to embarrass the anti-poverty group ACORN was arr...

Weekly Audit: Just Who is Obama fighting for?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger Progressives have waited a year for President Barack Obama to roll up his sleeves and fight for serious finan...

Weekly Pulse: What Does Coakley's Defeat Mean for Health Care Reform?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger What Will Coakley's Defeat Mean for Health Care Reform?By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger...

You Ain't Nothin' But a Blue Dog

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

I'm glad to know that Reps. Harman and Sanchez have joined the growing call for a public option. But for the life of me, I do not understand what took Jane Harman so long.

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!

My Friend Christina and the Downfall of Newspapers

James Boyce | Posted 10.07.2009 | Media
James Boyce

So now, here's a real journalist, with real credentials, who had the audacity to go into the real Iowa last year, now writing for a real ... online news site.

Jason Linkins

HuffPost, TPM In White House Pool: Newspaper Reporters Gripe

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

According to Politico, a "debate" has been "sparked" over the new White House pool rotation. This debate is raging, I'm sure, among the handful of people who are deeply invested in White House pool reporting.