Sixth Democratic Debate Draws Lowest Viewer Numbers Yet

Thursday night’s Democratic debate drew the lowest numbers of any of this season’s debates.

Viewership For Fifth Democratic Debate Drops Significantly

Wednesday night’s debate drew the smallest television audience of any of the debates so far.

Meth. South Dakota Is On It.

South Dakota launched a new ad campaign to deal with its methamphetamine crisis. They missed the mark.

Obama Calls Out ‘Woke’ Culture

Former President Obama called out so-called ‘woke’ culture in a talk late last week.

Ocasio-Cortez Settles Lawsuit Over Twitter Blocking, Apologizes

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has apologized for blocking constituents on Twitter as part of a legal settlement.

RealClear Reveals Whistleblower Name, Foments Conspiracy Theory

The man who sparked the investigation into the President’s illegal conduct has been outed in a futile attempt to discredit it.

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Trump Orders Feds to Cancel NYT and WaPo Subscriptions

The President is tired of all the fake news.

Shepard Smith Out at Fox [UPDATED]

The longtime anchor is leaving the network, ostensibly at his request.

Bob Woodward Heckled for Doing His Job

The norms of social discourse are rapidly changing in the #MeToo era.

Fox News Now Little More Than Trump Propaganda Machine

Fox News Channel in general, and Fox And Friends in particular, have become nothing but a propaganda network for the White House and the President.

Richard Cohen Retires

A bittersweet farewell to a newspaperman past his sell-by date.

Cokie Roberts, Pioneering Journalist, Dead at 75

We’re unlikely to see anyone like her again.

Fact Checking in the Trump Era

Can the media fairly parse the statements of those running against President ‘Bottomless Pinocchio’?

Sarah Huckabee Sanders To Continue Career Of Lying For Donald Trump

Sarah Huckabee Sanders has signed on with Fox News Channel to continue her career of lying on behalf of the President.

Federal Agencies Sending Articles from Hate Sites to Employees

A disturbing story that’s almost certainly not what it first appears.

Trump vs. Fox News Channel

Even when it comes from his favorite propaganda network, Donald Trump doesn’t like bad news.

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Mark Halperin Attempts A Comeback After #MeToo Allegations

Mark Halperin, the former MSNBC political analyst who was accused of misconduct during the height of the #MeToo Movement, is trying to make a comeback with a new book.

Americans Can’t Distinguish Satire from Reality

Stories from sites like The Onion are routinely shared on social media and perceived as real news.

Second Circuit Reinstates Sarah Palin’s Lawsuit Against The New York Times

In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel from the Second Circuit has reinstated Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times.

First Night Of Second Democratic Debate Sees Big Ratings Drop

It looks like fewer people are tuning in for the second Democratic debate.

These Reporters Today . . .

Despite all the complaining, we’re in a golden age of political and policy coverage.

Mueller Hearings Draw 13 Million Viewers

Wednesday’s Congressional testimony by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller wasn’t exactly a ratings blockbuster.

Mueller Doesn’t Deliver

Everything you always wanted in a hearing. And less.

The Russia-Right Wing Talking Point Cycle

How insidious talking points spread in the modern media environment.

Norah O’Donnell Latest to Fill Walter Cronkite’s Chair

Anchoring of CBS Evening News is not what it used to be.

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling That Trump Can’t Block People On Twitter

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a District Court ruling that President Trump cannot block Twitter users from accessing his account.

Are Our Critics and Commentators too White?

Should the pundit class look more like America?

First Democratic Debate Sets Viewership Record

The first Democratic debate drew record numbers on both nights.

Stephanie Grisham, Aide To First Lady, Named New White House Press Secretary

Stephanie Grisham, presently a top aide to First Lady Melania Trump, has been named the new White House Press Secretary and Communications Director.

China To Surpass U.S. In Box Office Revenue In 2020

A new report suggests that the Chinese movie-going market will surpass the American market in 2020.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders On The Way Out

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving office at the end of the month.

New York Times Editorial Cartoons Gone

America’s Newspaper of Record has decided the backlash isn’t worth it.

Trump’s War Against Transparency And The Free Press Continues

It’s been three months since the White House held a press briefing. Meanwhile, the President continues his unhinged attacks on the media.

The Pentagon and White House are Not People and Don’t Do Things

A misleading, annoying media trope that needs to go away.

‘Florida Man’ Has Feelings, Too

Strong public records laws, not an excess of weirdness, has driven a sad meme.

Forays into Hackery (Tucker and Derschowitz)

Wherein I explore the notion that ignorance is bliss.

Appearing On Fox Not Hurting Candidates With Democratic Voters

So far at least, appearing on Fox News Channel does not appear to be hurting the candidates who’ve done it with Democratic voters.

Trump Not Pleased With Fox News Reaching Out To Democratic Candidates

President Trump isn’t pleased that a news network that has generally been his own personal propaganda network is reaching out to Democrats.

Guardian Drops Neutrality in Climate Crisis Reporting

Gone are ‘climate change’ and ‘skeptic.’ In are ‘global heating’ and ‘denier.’

Elizabeth Warren Turns Down Invitation To Appear On Fox News Town Hall

Passing up an opportunity that other Democrats are taking, Elizabeth Warren is declining to appear on Fox News Channel. This seems like an unwise decision.

Why is the NYT Paywall Up the Other 362 Days?

Its explanation for why its paywall is coming down 3 days leads us to an obvious question.

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Mark Halperin’s Making a Comeback

A year and a half into the #MeToo era, we’re still debating who gets to have a career.

ESPN the Magazine Dead; Sports Illustrated Dying

A depressing day in the world of sports journalism.

Trump’s 10,000 Lies

The President has hit a dubious milestone barely two years into his administration.

Misogyny and Nano-Bubbles

It’s increasingly challenging to discuss media coverage because we’re all consuming a hand-selected bit of it.

The Demise of Local News and the Rise of National Partisanship

Scholars argue that the shifting media landscape is largely to blame for our political crisis.

On Coverage of the Coverage of the Mueller Report

Before we draw broad conclusions of the reporting on the report, don’t we need to see the report?

Lauren Duca Isn’t Very Nice

A weird takedown from within the #Resistance.

Media Salary Wackiness

The business of the news is business–and it’s a weird business.