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  • Lame Fareed Zakaria defenses show confused, debased state of journalism

    Lame Fareed Zakaria defenses show confused, debased state of journalism
    I thought I had said all I was going to say about Fareed Zakaria's plagiarism Friday night when I wrote about how wrong it was to steal the words and ideas of another -- and how deadly for a public intellectual. Read here what I said about Zakaria's...
  • Kermit Gosnell and abortion's darkest side

    Kermit Gosnell and abortion's darkest side
    If abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is found guilty of homicide, he will be unique among murderers-for-hire: He set his fees based on weight. "The bigger the baby, the more he charged," a grand jury explained. It recommended he be charged with eight...
  • Boston manhunt brings out best, worst in TV news outlets Friday

    Boston manhunt brings out best, worst in TV news outlets Friday
    After spending 15 hours Friday locked on coverage of the manhunt in Boston, here are my picks for the highs, lows and deeper media stories of this remarkable day and night. The best moment belonged to Diane Sawyer and ABC News for a phone interview...
  • 'Game Change' - Sarah Palin posse flipping out over HBO film before seeing it

    'Game Change' - Sarah Palin posse flipping out over HBO film  before seeing it
    Last week, I wrote about HBO's "Game Change" right after screening the two-hour film about the 2008 presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin. You can read it here. I described the film as "so political in so many good ways," and predicted...
  • Fox News says it will not cover burning of Koran

    Fox News says it will not cover burning of Koran
    From the Z on TV blog: In a bold move that is likely to be much discussed in coming days, Fox News said today that it will not cover the burning of the Koran on Saturday if Pastor Terry Jones follows through on his plan to burn copies of Islam's sacred...
  • Is Obama launching a new fall attack on Fox News?

    Is Obama launching a new fall attack on Fox News?
    From the Z on TV blog: Last year at this time, President Obama and his top White House advisers were about to launch a disastrous campaign against Fox News. I say disastrous because the acting communications director, Anita Dunn, who sounded the call to...
  • Cable news made for a story like Chilean mine rescue

    Cable news made for a story like Chilean mine rescue
    From the Z on TV blog: The world of 24/7 cable TV news was made for stories like the start of the rescue of 33 Chilean mine workers Monday night and Tuesday morning. For all the partisan excess that has overtaken the genre in recent years, a story...
  • Colbert rips media for blaming Norway terrorism on Muslims

    Colbert rips media for blaming Norway terrorism on Muslims
    The knee-jerk, anti-Muslim theorizing in the immediate aftermath of Friday's terrorist attacks in Norway was not the American media's finest moment. In fact, it was a moment perfect for mockery, as Stephen Colbert deftly demonstrated on "The Colbert...
  • Herman Cain's ever-shifting Muslim position

    Herman Cain's ever-shifting Muslim position
    When GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is talking about the economy, he usually makes sense. Unfortunately for Cain, he prefers to talk about Muslims — and then he makes no sense at all.  Cain, this weekend, reprised this favorite topic of his...
  • Jon Stewart to Chris Wallace: 'You're insane'

    Jon Stewart to Chris Wallace: 'You're insane'
    Comedian Jon Stewart appeared on Fox News Sunday yesterday and participated in a somewhat heated (but relatively polite) exchange with host Chris Wallace.  It was a pretty good debate (The Sun's venerated TV critic David Zurawik even got a shout-out) but...
  • Who's winning? Jon Stewart or Fox News?

    Who's winning? Jon Stewart or Fox News?
    Three days after TV funnyman Jon Stewart and Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace sat down and discussed bias in political coverage, the debate is still raging.  Last night on his program, Stewart apologized for making a false statement to Wallace in which...
  • Political comedy bits: The five best of July

    Political comedy bits: The five best of July
    About the blogger: Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University. Her research considers the impact of political comedy and political entertainment on everyday life. She also...