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Will the Real Journalists Please Stand Up?
February 1, 2017
A historian notes that objectivity, carried to extremes, stands in the way of a crucial American tradition in journalism: calling out lies and liars.
America, Meet Nigel Farage
January 30, 2017
News’ new commentator is Stephen Bannon with a plummier accent.
The Drum Smash and the Blaring Trumpet
January 19, 2017
Those are the instruments the VORTEX plays.
Welcome to the Vortex
January 6, 2017
It’s time to wade into the swamp — or alternate universe — of right-wing media to really understand the twisted “truths” they report.
Media, Morality and the Neighbor’s Cow
December 8, 2016
The value-neutral media "ideal" has left us with a society drained of kindness and mutual responsibility toward one another. We must fight against what we've wrought.
to Blame for Fake News?
November 30, 2016
Look in the mirror, America.
Democracy & Government
Three Factors Behind Trump's Triumph
November 10, 2016
How did we get here? What’s clear is that, in a 50-50 election, little things mean a lot.
Dear Media: 'I'm Sorry' Isn't Good Enough
November 7, 2016
Lesson No. 1 from campaign 2016: Journalists need to be more careful.
And Now Comes the Nadir of This Campaign
October 20, 2016
This time, Donald Trump dug himself in deeper all by his lonesome.
The Third Debate: When Trump Goes Low, the Media Go Lower
October 20, 2016
We've had unqualified and extremist candidates for president before, but we have never had anything like Donald Trump. And it's clear that our media are not equipped to handle him.
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