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Posted on: Aug 23, 2017, Source:

America has finally learned the limits of "both sides" journalism.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2016, Source: The Nation

The media’s need to cover “both sides” of every story makes no sense when one side has little regard for the truth.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2015, Source: The Nation

Carly Fiorina just lied about Planned Parenthood, yet was declared the winner of the second GOP debate.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2015, Source: The Nation

The former activist and New York public advocate looks back at his first year as mayor.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2014, Source:

Bill Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz and the band are still delusionally beating the war drums. They just don't get it.

Posted on: May 14, 2013, Source: The Nation

Media observers horrified at the thought of a Koch takeover of major newspapers are more sanguine about Murdoch. What are they thinking?

Posted on: May 15, 2012, Source: Center for American Progress

Eric Alterman explains how a blog post calling for the dissolution of black studies reflects the incompetence of conservative journalists.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2011, Source: The Nation

Reporters representing reliable media outlets are supposed to defend the discourse from the virus of this ignorance.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2011, Source: The Nation

People in the upper reaches of the US media think that to do their jobs they must behave like idiots in order to be “fair” to the Republicans' idiotic ideas.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2011, Source: The Nation

Just three years ago, President Obama was an unapologetic Keynesian. Now, he's jumped on the deficit hysteria bandwagon.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2011, Source: Nation Books

In this excerpt from his new book, Alterman covers the systemic obstacles that have stalled Obama's presidential performance.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2010, Source: The Nation

We need a self-confident press to demand accountability from demagogues who prey on the ignorance of the uninformed.

Posted on: May 28, 2010, Source: Center for American Progress

In his new book, <i>Army of One</i>, Zev Chafets falls for Rush Limbaugh and propagates lies about liberals.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2010, Source: The Nation

He's been lauded as the Murrow of his generation. With his April 30 retirement from PBS, TV journalism will lose a unique and relentless explorer of American politics and culture.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2010, Source: Center for American Progress

Matthew Dowd, President Bush's former political adviser, is guest-hosting ABC's Sunday-morning show. As politicos invade TV journalism, the news tilts ever rightward.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2010, Source: The Nation

When William F. Buckley died, the conservative got kid-glove treatment by NPR. When the progressive Howard Zinn passed, a right-wing crank was brought in to bash him.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2010, Source: Center for American Progress

As the he antics of O'Keefe and company demonstrate, the right has failed to train many genuine journalists. So why do mainstream journalists swallow their line?

Posted on: Apr 9, 2009, Source: The Daily Beast

In a post-Bush world Karl Rove and friends have just as deadly a job, only these days you'll find them posing for the media as pundits.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2009, Source: The Nation

For the likes of Foxman, any action Israel takes is de facto defensive and solely in the interests of peace, no matter how warlike.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2008, Source: The Nation

We've seen many more examples of the media's transgressions in separating the man from the narrative.