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  • The pollution of political discourse

    The pollution of political discourse
    As the dust settles in the wake of the latest presidential election, where can the open-minded voter turn these days for reasonably unbiased analysis and commentary on the state of political affairs? It's a challenge in this era of talk radio and cable...
  • CNN is the place for context, on Afghanistan speech

    CNN is the place for context, on Afghanistan speech
    CNN was the place to be on cable TV Wednesday night if you wanted context and perspective on President Barack Obama's prime-time address on how and when American troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan. In the wake of the speech, anchor Wolf Blitzer...
  • On MSNBC, O'Malley blasts Romney as 'Gov. Etch A Sketch"

    On MSNBC, O'Malley blasts Romney as 'Gov. Etch A Sketch"
    Gov. Martin O'Malleycontinued his national media blitz Tuesday night with an appearance on MSNBC's"The Ed Show," taking the opportunity to bash former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and the Republican budget plan authored by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of...
  • The media are letting us down in the run-up to the 2012 elections

    The news media's lack of analysis regarding the policy proposals of the leading presidential candidates is disheartening. The media have relinquished their responsibilities to inform the public; instead, they have become entertainment impresarios, hailing...
  • CNN the TV place to be for coverage of amazing, super-tight Iowa race

    CNN the TV place to be for coverage of amazing, super-tight Iowa race
    With a caucus vote so close that the cable channels had to wait until all the votes were finally tallied at 2:34 a.m. Wednesday to declare a winner, Iowa was no place to be Tuesday night for media amateurs and ideologues. Which is to say there was only...
  • CNBC gets the wrong Bain in linking Romney to Obama

    CNBC gets the wrong Bain in linking Romney to Obama
    I have a million other things to write about, and about 500,000 of them have been rightfully ordered up by editors. Despite that, and a growing momentum this Friday night in Baltimore that nothing matters in the world except the Ravens playoff game...
  • Uygur, Olbermann and the sad, lost children of MSNBC

    Uygur, Olbermann and the sad, lost children of MSNBC
    MSNBC is built on a lie, and it's one that the cable channel is never going to be able escape as long as sticks to its leftist ideological guns. That's what I kept thinking as I watched Keith Olbermann's strange, coded, wink-wink interview with Cenk...
  • Rachel Maddow and my lesson in civility

    Rachel Maddow and my lesson in civility
    When one writes about moral convictions, it's probably a good idea to consistently live up to them. That way people can still disagree with your convictions, but they have a difficult time accusing you of hypocrisy. Last week at the Conservative...
  • The News Business Needs a Few Good Hypocrites

    With print news migrating to a Web environment that's as motivated by traffic as TV is by ratings, the time is fast approaching when anyone who dares criticize media excess will be immediately open to charges of hypocrisy. To that I say: Send in the...
  • Birthday shoutout: Rachel Maddow

    Birthday shoutout: Rachel Maddow
    Rachel Maddow, political commentator and TV host, is 41 today. Maddow attended Stanford before receiving a Rhodes Scholarship, going to Lincoln College, Oxford. This made here the first openly gay or lesbian American to win an international Rhodes...
  • Real TV news stars rush to prostitute themselves on 'House of Cards'

    Real TV news stars rush to prostitute themselves on 'House of Cards'
    What is it about TV news anchors and reporters stampeding to play themselves in fictional movies and TV shows? Do they think they don't get enough screen time doing, you know, their real jobs? This habit has blotted the reputations of TV journalists for...
  • MSNBC's Ronan Farrow might just make his mark as anti-Piers Morgan

     MSNBC's Ronan Farrow might just make his mark as anti-Piers Morgan
    Piers Morgan out, Ronan Farrow in. On Sunday, CNN confirmed that "Piers Morgan Live" will be ending next month, proving that a large Twitter following and pedigree of minor non-journalistic celebrity (though a former editor, Morgan, 48, was mostly known...