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Election '08: Stupid McCampaign Tricksnew

With Obamapalooza in full swing, John McCain shouts into the media void.
L.A. Weekly  |  Marc Cooper  |  07-25-2008  |  Commentary

What Political Reporters Wantnew

In the end, what the media wants is A Story. How they get it is determined by little things that most often don't really matter. Which is why the AP last week ran a story on how its joint poll with Yahoo! News shows that among pet owners John McCain beats Barack Obama 42 percent to 37 percent. Which doesn't mean squat.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Brian Morton  |  07-22-2008  |  Commentary

This Week's Rejected New Yorker Coversnew

A political cartoon spoofing the New Yorker cover flap.
INDY Week  |  V.C. Rogers  |  07-17-2008  |  Commentary

Latest History-Making Story Ignored by the Press: Impeachmentnew

When future historians sit down to study this era, archived media stories will be of little use to them, unless the Brad Pitt-Angela Jolie baby grows up to rule the world. Probably the biggest history-making story to be ignored by the corporate media this month is the introduction in the US Congress of Articles of Impeachment against George W. Bush.
Artvoice  |  Michael I. Niman  |  06-23-2008  |  Commentary

It's Rather Un-American to Have an Election that Focuses on 'Big Issues'new

The media (and the voters) aren't focusing on the issues, but don't complain. From Lincoln's "ugly problem" to Grover Cleveland's love child, they never have.
Boston Phoenix  |  Steven Stark  |  05-22-2008  |  Commentary

What is the National Defense University?new

While much of the national news media's attention was focused on his holiness and his hot wheels, an important story about the Iraq War broke. On April 17, the elite university in D.C. published a report called "Choosing War: The Decision To Invade Iraq and Its Aftermath."
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  05-01-2008  |  Commentary

The Democrats' Historical Blindnessnew

Dems who forget the past are condemned to keep forgetting it.
New York Press  |  Russ Smith  |  05-01-2008  |  Commentary

Is Obama Dodging the Gay Media?new

Some gay news outlets say Obama is ignoring them, but many in the LGBT community continue to support his candidacy.
New Haven Advocate  |  Erin Lynch  |  04-22-2008  |  Politics

Who's Afraid of John Edwards?

Mainstream media is giving four to five times more coverage to Obama and Clinton than Edwards, far more than their share of popular support. Their corporate owners have reason to fear him.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  01-22-2008  |  Commentary

Wrong About Iraq, Conservative Pundits Keep Jobs

They were wrong about WMDs, being greeted as liberators and the Bush Administration's competence, yet right-wing pundits continue to get paid big bucks for the opinions in the mainstream media -- what's wrong with the marketplace of ideas?
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  07-17-2007  |  Commentary

Bush Blindfolds the Publicnew

From the Patriot Act to presidential records, George W. Bush has presided over an unprecedented rise in government secrecy.
Boston Phoenix  |  Dan Kennedy  |  10-28-2004  |  Politics

RNC Report: GOP-TVnew

Stuck inside Republican hell with the ‘fair and balanced’ Fox News Channel.
Boston Phoenix  |  Dan Kennedy  |  09-02-2004  |  Politics

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