| May 3, 2013
| 5:55 AM
Twenty-some years ago, when I already had kids and a friend was thinking about having one, she admitted to me that she really doesn't like children much, but I assured her she would like — and love — her own.
So she and her husband decided to...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:03 PM
The performance of some of the biggest media outlets in the country Friday would be laughable if the story they were covering wasn't so horrific and tragic: 20 children slaughtered in their classrooms at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut....
| Dec 17, 2012
| 7:13 AM
We had a lively debate on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday about the media's performance in covering the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre that left 20 elementary school children dead.
There was some genuine disagreement, especially between me and...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama had a dinner date last week with a dozen of his worst enemies, thus proving that the governmental stalemate in Washington, D.C., is driving him to unusual acts of political creativity -- or desperation.
The president personally...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Jake Tapper's new show on CNN, "The Lead," is premiering at a time when cable TV keeps moving further down the road of partisan news presentation. But ask him about it, and there's no waffling.
"I am not a partisan, and I am a journalist — not...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
For about 20 years, I have been teaching a course at Towson University called "Media Criticism," which deals largely with alleged ideological media bias.
The claims of liberal bias in the mainstream media go back at least as far as Barry Goldwater's...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 5:41 AM
– Johns Hopkins Hospital's Dr. Ben Carson tested the political waters Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where many said he would be a popular Republican contender for the White House.
Carson's speech was met with several...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 7:31 AM
A day after firing up conservatives and hinting at his own political aspirations at a conference in Prince George's County, Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson kept his distance from the Republican Party during a national television appearance Sunday,...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 1:31 PM
The facts of the case seem almost too brutal and cruel to bear.
When a small boy in Bangladesh refuses the demands of a gang that wants to use him as a beggar, he is beaten and mutilated within an inch of his life. His throat is cut, his skull is...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 4:14 AM
Just when it was starting to look like cable news might have actually learned something from its rush-to-judgment sins in covering the Newtown massacre, John King, CNN and Fox News showed Wednesday how shaky and journalistically confused even the genre'...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 1:51 PM
CNN and Soledad O'Brien Thursday announced a new deal that will take her out of the morning weekday anchor chair and make her an independent producer of documentaries for the channel.
The move by new CNN chief Jeff Zucker is a smooth one that keeps a...