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Al-Jazeera America

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On January 19, 2016
I don’t usually comment much on the rise and fall of news organizations because it’s mostly political media navel-gazing that doesn’t matter much. But I was genuinely sad to see Al-Jazeera America shut its doors and that’s because it did such good reporting. It’s too bad that the Qatar government didn’t see that the way […]

Quote Approval

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On July 17, 2012

I can see why presidential campaigns would want to approve the quotes the media uses in its stories. I think it is cowardly and awful of the media to allow this to happen. It is another step in the me

Very interesting read at Lapham’s Quarterly by my former colleague Greg Shaya about the role of the press in modern society. An excerpt: What of Vietnam and television? It is offered up as a lesson of media and war: when the American public sees American casualties, the war is lost. It was an opinion held […]

TNR vs. RT

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On March 27, 2012

Jesse Zwick at TNR engages in some policing of the left side of the political discourse: What is surprising, however, are the number of decidedly non-crazy American experts and journalists who appear

Jon Nails Keith

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In Charli Carpenter
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On January 22, 2010
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Special Comment – Keith Olbermann’s Name-Calling www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Health Care Crisis Hear, hear. About time the fake news outlets took on left-wing as well as right-wing demagogues in the name of logical consistency and basic standards of civility. […]

War Squishes Democracy

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On September 16, 2008

Bad, but hardly surprising: The Kremlin controls much of the Russian media, and Putin occasionally meets with friendly groups of senior journalists to answer questions and guide news coverage….

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